A Travellers' Guide

The City of Wadi Kabir in the Sultanate of Oman is located in the north-eastern coastal region, twenty kilometres from the walled city of Muscat, the capital of Oman and the country's largest city. The climate is tropical, with very hot and generally humid weather year-round. Here we provide a full guide of things to do around Wadi Kabir.

The full guide to Wadi Kabir

Wadi Kabir

Wadi Kabir is a city in the shadow of a stunning mountain range. The attractions include several Islamic mosques, including the Imam Bukhari mosque with its two minarets and a perfect example of Islamic architecture. Also worth seeing is the Masjid Al Imam Ali mosque located close to the popular Friday market, known as Suq Al Jumah.

If you have children there is a small but popular amusement park. The larger Al Wadi Al Kabeer Park at forty-thousand square meters offers plenty of space for families to enjoy.

Wadi Kabir has developed rapidly in recent years as an industrial and warehousing hub. Despite its industrial character, the area feels green and open thanks to the mountain views and the attractively manicured avenues and roundabouts.

Things to do around Muscat


Wadi Kabir Area provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of Muscat City. Muscat is in fact three smaller towns which have grown together over time. They are: Muscat, often referred to as the "walled city" and the site of the royal palaces. Matrah, that was originally a fishing village, and is now home to the maze-like Matrah Souq and Ruwi, considered the commercial and diplomatic centre of the city.

Things to do around Muscat include visits to the Al Jalali Fort and Al Mirani forts that were built as prisons in the rocky mountains in 1580 during the Portugese occupation. These twin forts guard the Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace, the office of the ruler of Oman, Sultan Qaboos. This beautiful palace stands on the head of a natural deep water harbour.

The recently renovated Corniche area in Muscat is a popular place for a walk and also for its many eating places. Climb to the base of Mutrah Fort for a spectacular view of the city.

Things to do around Muscat


Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the third largest mosque in the world and mostly the entire complex is open to non-Muslim visitors every day except Thursday and Friday. The mosque includes a Swarovski crystal chandelier, the second largest hand made persian carpet in the world and amazing marble panelling.

Bait az-Zubair Museum features displays on Omani social history, while tours are frequently run of the neighbouring reconstructed townhouse. There are several other museums of interest in the capital. A number of factories are open for visitors such as the Omani halwah factory and the Amouage perfume factory. Amouage perfume is the most valuable perfume in the world.

You can also use Wadi Kabeer as a base to travel on the Sultan Qaboos Highway to Seeb, Sohar and eventually the northern most tip of Oman, where you can discover the true beauty of the Oman coast-line with clear beaches, fisherman with drag nets and open space to walk for hours. There really are so many things to do around Wadi Kabir without having to travel far.

Wadi Kabir Sultanate Of Oman

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