A short drive from Muscat through the scenic Hajar mountains takes one to the 17th century Nizwa Fort. Located amidst the gorgeous sand coloured mountains, the ancient city of Nizwa is a sight to behold. The souqs of Nizwa and the Friday goat market are other must sees here, and I would like to experience both.
Royal Opera House
The magnificent Royal Opera House in Muscat is a must on your itinerary. An opulent contemporary arts venue bordered by landscaped gardens and retail outlets, has brought the international culture into the heart of Oman. Opera, symphony, ballet and jazz fans alike will be delighted by their program of events. Located in Shatti Al Qurum facing the Sultan Qaboos Highway, the Royal Opera House Muscat is one of the most elegant architectural masterpieces in the Sultanate of Oman. The theater of the Royal Opera House Muscat features a state of the art technology including subtitles for operas displayed on individual touch screens in front of each seat. There is a strict formal dress code for attending the shows, no jeans, shirts or sports-wear shoes are allowed. Timing is also something that is strictly followed in this part of the world. Ticket holders are not allowed to enter the theater if they arrive after the show has started. They are made to wait in a room to watch the show on a screen until intermission, hence, time your schedule.