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For events and happenings in Muscat and surrounding area, pay a visit to the Ministry of Tourism website. Officially called the "Sultanete of Oman," the country welcomes visitors, and the website invites you to explore its geography and culture as well as its attractions and tourist spots.
The Directorate General of Tourism site provides information on the country's industry and commerce, plus statistics of hotel establishments and tourist populations. A photo gallery appeals to the eye.
Nizwa.net provides lots of general visitor information, such as driving regulations, currency conversion, visa procedures and hotel accomodations.
The Times of Oman is the major newspaper, with loads of information for locals and visitors alike. Click on "Times Leisure," found on the main page of the website for current event and attraction information. The Oman Arabic Daily online newspaper is fun to look at, even if you can't understand a word!
For runners who would like to join up with a local runner's club in Muscat while in town, check out the Muscat Road Runners website for a calendar of events and get-togethers.