Al Alam Palace
Al Alam Palace
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  • geo3
    Calgary, Canada1,484 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting architecture
    One of the compulsory stops on any guided tour, so you will likely see it when visiting Muscat. It's interesting architecture, but not particularly impressive; the government buildings across the street, and the Portuguese fort in the background, are much more grandiose. Nevertheless, worth a short stop.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 December 2023
  • my journey
    Muscat, Oman38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Al alam palace
    A must place to visit in muscat. Palace is located opposite to the national museum of oman. You can not enter the palace. but can have a look from outside. There is no charges to visit. Located in muttrah. Catch the bus from ruwi bus station and get down at al alam palace bus station.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 February 2024
  • WonderfulWorld59
    Lee's Summit, Missouri438 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although Not Open to the Public, DO Visit This Lovely Gem Set Among Hillside Fortresses!
    Also known as "The Sultans Palace", this site is not open to the public. However, it is worth visiting this lovely little gem. Behind a large palatial gate, it's appearance is very unique. Like a jewel box it appears to be in immaculate condition sitting on a manicured lawn filled with mounds of flowers. The picture is completed by the fortresses standing watch on the surrounding hillsides. A parking garage and several lots are within a block.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 March 2024
  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia10,062 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Obligatory stop
    The Alam Palace is one of the residences of the Sultan. He has adopted the English system, where you can tell by the flag on top if he's in residence or not. You can only take some pictures at and through the metal front gate - no ordinary people allowed. The surrounding area is probably of more interest : ministerial and military buildings and a lovely little bay in front. I happened to see a number of small sharks in the water.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 May 2024
  • Mozzroom
    New Plymouth, New Zealand674 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice For A Wander Around
    You can't actually go inside but are free to walk around the grounds anytime you want with some nice big open plazas and grand buildings to view. Bus No 4 from Ruwi bus station has Al Alam Palace as the last stop and will drop you at the main gate for 0.3 OMR cash to the driver. Nice place to wander for an hour or so.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2024
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Mozzroom
New Plymouth, New Zealand674 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
You can't actually go inside but are free to walk around the grounds anytime you want with some nice big open plazas and grand buildings to view.
Bus No 4 from Ruwi bus station has Al Alam Palace as the last stop and will drop you at the main gate for 0.3 OMR cash to the driver.
Nice place to wander for an hour or so.
Written 29 June 2024
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,062 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The Alam Palace is one of the residences of the Sultan. He has adopted the English system, where you can tell by the flag on top if he's in residence or not. You can only take some pictures at and through the metal front gate - no ordinary people allowed. The surrounding area is probably of more interest : ministerial and military buildings and a lovely little bay in front. I happened to see a number of small sharks in the water.
Written 25 May 2024
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SUNILDASWANEY
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates618 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Although the Palace was quite beautiful, I was much more impressed with its surrounding layout/area and its pristine maintenance. All of the surrounding areas and buildings etc were all picture perfect. A must-visit when visiting Muscat Oman.
Written 23 March 2024
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WonderfulWorld59
Lee's Summit, MO438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Also known as "The Sultans Palace", this site is not open to the public. However, it is worth visiting this lovely little gem. Behind a large palatial gate, it's appearance is very unique. Like a jewel box it appears to be in immaculate condition sitting on a manicured lawn filled with mounds of flowers. The picture is completed by the fortresses standing watch on the surrounding hillsides. A parking garage and several lots are within a block.
Written 19 March 2024
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scotdoc2015
Birmingham, UK223 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Certainly kept in a regal manner. Min guards. Grand. Can only see through metal gate. Good enough for photos only. Well maintained place.
Written 19 March 2024
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my journey
Muscat, Oman38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
A must place to visit in muscat. Palace is located opposite to the national museum of oman. You can not enter the palace. but can have a look from outside. There is no charges to visit. Located in muttrah. Catch the bus from ruwi bus station and get down at al alam palace bus station.
Written 2 February 2024
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,484 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
One of the compulsory stops on any guided tour, so you will likely see it when visiting Muscat. It's interesting architecture, but not particularly impressive; the government buildings across the street, and the Portuguese fort in the background, are much more grandiose. Nevertheless, worth a short stop.
Written 25 December 2023
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RRV
Mumbai, India374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Beautiful city palace in the heart of old Muscat. The construction is very different and click worthy.
Written 19 December 2023
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Closed during my visit, but beautiful place to explore, close to the waters edge too.
One of several stops on Hop on Hop off bus
Written 19 November 2023
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Piotr M
Warsaw, Poland1,096 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
You can only see it from outside, but the whole complex is just beautiful, like from a fairy story, colorful and very big
Written 23 May 2023
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