Al Alam Royal Palace, Muscat Governorate

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Stop by and take some photos at Al Alam Royal 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 Royal Palace by using our Muttrah day trip tool .
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  • Visit quick to snap a few pictures from the outside. The set is beautifully maintained and watching from the fence there are large green spaces and many buildings. Beautiful and colorful details of the gate. Too bad not being able to visit parts of the Interior.
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  • We were able to view the exterior of the Royal Palace both from the road, and water. the Palace is very large. I'll post a picture taken from our cruise ship as we were leaving Muscat  more »
  • Unfortunately you can visit the Palace only from abroad, but it's still worthwhile. The style is very unique, as well as colors, not to mention the gardens that surround it. The visit lasts no more than 30 minutes but leaves you speechless.
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  • Great place to take a picture. The palace always closed for the tourist because it still used by the Sultan to meet him gusts and it not for staying for him. But you can reach to the gate and take great pictures. Have a great time
  • The palace is interesting, but you can only see it from the gates. Before you leave after your photo, do check out the surrounding buildings, some of which have some interesting architecture and are quite grand, especially the ones between the palace and the National Museum. Tip for parking: there's some free spots really close to the palace, between the palace and the Ministry of Finance. Generally loads of free parking spaces in the wider area, so no need to worry about this.
  • The palace has a facade of gold and blue and is off-limits to visitors, one can however get some snaps of the palace from the gate. There are some beautifully maintained gardens in and around the palace. The palace is at the center of a long pedestrian boulevard that lined with prim and proper garden beds and extravagant government buildings on either side.
  • To be the top most tourist attraction in Oman
  • Amazing palace from the outside right by the museum. Cant go inside
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