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Al Alam Royal Palace

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Address: Waterfront, Oman
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US$179.00*
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Best of Muscat by Night Tour
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US$172.00*
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Muscat Impressions Half Day City Tour
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US$114.29*
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Private Tour: Muscat by Night

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Beautiful Palace...

In all fairness, I have not seen many palaces so my review will not compare it to any others. People who have seen other palaces around the world would have a different view. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Khurram H
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Muscat, Oman
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main palace of Sultan in the capital of Muscat It is not allowed to enter as per the restrictions but any person can take outside photos with the amazing background it is a real piece of art

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building could be straight out of Disney, it is very pretty and is where the Sheik entertains foreign visitors and visiting Royalty, the whole area is very clean and attractive and had a tranquil atmosphere, despite all the visitors.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The palace sounded like a highlight of the city but we were disappointed twice. The first time we went at night and could not get q grasp of the place. When we got too close to the main gate we where Rudely ushered out by guards. Then we retuned the next day but the suntan was supposed to be there... More 

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Thank Patricio B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In all fairness, I have not seen many palaces so my review will not compare it to any others. People who have seen other palaces around the world would have a different view. I found the Al Alam palace huge, yet simple with nice mountainous surroundings. It seemed to be a famous tourist spot because there were many visitors, local... More 

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Thank Khurram H
Muscat, Oman
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit when one is in muscat. Its is just 10 mins away from corniche. Ideal to visit during the day. So that you can see the surrounding as well. Can get a close view of the palace from outside only. Ask the guards before clicking any photos.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The siting of this ceremonial palace is not coincidental. It is at the end of a grand ceremonial drive that offers sweeping vistas and is meant to impress (and that it most certainly does!) The original Palace was built more than 200 years ago, but this residence was built for the Royal family in 1972. Its exterior is gold and... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing and one of its kind. The place is accessible by a red bus from Ruwi Station. Every visitor needs to ready his camera for a breathtaking view of the place.

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Ithaca, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Al Alam is ceremonial palace of Sultan Qaboos. You can only allow to take picture from the outside. Since we are not allowed inside, it is not much to see. I would say skip the royal place if you have time limit in Muscat.

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A Royal palace for the Royal family. Huge campus, artistic structure guarded by large wall with watchtowers. The corridors are beautifully designed and picture perfect. A very large garden maintained neatly with colorful flowers. Only negative point is one can not go inside the palace and only the outer structure can be witnessed from distance.

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Thank rockarm
WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The entire scene here at the Al Alam Royal Palace is gorgeous. The national museum directly across the courtyard from the palace is stunning. Definitely worth a leisurely walk around the entire area. Would have been better with a guide who cared, though.

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