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Al Alam Palace, Muttrah

#4 of 38 in Historic Sites in Oman
Government Building · Castle
Stop by and take some photos at Al Alam Palace, one of six residences of Oman’s ruler, Sultan Qaboos. Situated in Old Muscat, the palace was built in 1972, and is usually used by the sultan to receive guests and host official functions. Although visitors are not allowed to enter the grounds, you can view the extravagant mansion and its meticulously manicured lawns from the gate. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Al Alam Palace by using our Muttrah day trip tool.
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  • Nothing that special and but you cannot go inside, If the Omanese flag is up, it means that the sultan is in the palace.  more »
  • The palace of the Sultan wasn’t as impressive on the outside as I expected. However, our guide said the inside is magnificent. Ok, I’ll take his word for it because I would expect that to be the...  more »
  • Beautiful place. A good view of palace however nobody is allowed inside. The guards are friendly. Beautiful garden with pretty flowers outside and an iconic place for photographs. Walk through the side corridors also feels good. Parking space is ample..
  • Fascinating place that tells you a lot about the wealth of this country. Incredibly well maintained, marble pavements and very nice gardens. Also the seaside is beautiful although more difficult to view.

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