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Al Alam Royal Palace

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Address: Waterfront, Oman
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worth a look but only outside

Don't miss the attractive, colourful Al Alam palace - it's definitely worth seeing if you are in the area with its attractively manicured gardens and fort. Unfortunately you can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Redhill, United Kingdom
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You aren't able to enter the palace, but you can take pictures from the outside. Make sure you walk around to the back of the palace and you can see the forts as well.

Thank artantor2013
Redhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't miss the attractive, colourful Al Alam palace - it's definitely worth seeing if you are in the area with its attractively manicured gardens and fort. Unfortunately you can only look through the railings and take photos - no visits inside. We understood that this is the Sheikh's official palace with a guest house and not one of his homes.... More 

Thank 563sue
Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a good palace with a beautiful view..it would have been better if they allow us to go inside the palace...

Thank sumitagrewal
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't go into this palace, but it's grounds outside are beautiful and well manicured. I was on a red bus tour. If you can't get on another bus back to town, the service bus is for very little and the drivers polite.. Ask for tho souk and you are back in town.

Thank Patricia186356
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the palace on a Friday morning, when everything is closed. It's certainly different - colourful, and the architecture is interesting, but there isn't anything else to say. You cant enter the palace - only walk up to the gates and take pictures. If you happen to be in the area, it's worth a quick look, but I wouldn't... More 

Thank Susan P
Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't really miss the palace due to its colouration and spotlessly clean surrounding, in fact you could say spotlessly clean for the city full stop! Real shame that you can only go up to the gates, but I guess it's security. Well worth a look.

Thank Garry T
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry, I actually came on accident because the it's the next stop on bus after Muttrah. We figured, since we're here let's check it out. Well, honestly its a very clean area, and the area looks newly built. It's just that, there is nothing going on and you cannot see the inside of the palace. There are old forts around... More 

Thank Ahmed M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went because it was part of our tour of Muscat. There are loads of unique photo opportunities, great views, but little else. The architecture and surrounding mountains are extremely impressive! Been there, but not got the T-shirt.

Thank Blot57
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't an easy place nearby to park, but there isn't much to see anyways. The palace is kind of tucked away along with some other (impressive) government buildings. Most taxi drivers will ask you if you want a "tour of Muscat" and drive you past. I am sure if you wanted to get out, the driver would wait for... More 

Thank SuziReckless
Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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