Holidays in Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace

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Muscat featuring modern architecture and a square or plaza

The sultan’s official palace is a stunning example of contemporary Islamic architecture surrounded by lush gardens and the beautiful Mutrah Harbor.

Al Alam Palace (Flag Palace) is the ceremonial palace of Sultan Qaboos and lays in the heart of Old Muscat. Built in 1972, the palace is a fine example of modern Islamic architecture. The official residence of the Sultan of Oman is regularly used to receive distinguished guests visiting the country. The sultan resides elsewhere day-to-day, but if the Omani flag at the palace’s main entrance is raised, Sultan Qaboos is home.

The palace is the centerpiece of a long pedestrian boulevard lined with manicured garden beds and extravagant government buildings with polished, white marble walls. Walk along the elegantly decorated boulevard to arrive at the palace. The building is fronted by four decadent gold and blue columns and adorned with all the ornate arches, tiling and carvings befitting of a sultan.

Although visitors are only allowed to view the palace from outside the gates, it’s well worth a visit to admire the architecture. The palace and surrounding gardens and governmental buildings are an interesting example of contemporary Arabic style. Look to the right as you approach the palace to see parts of the old city walls and watchtowers lining the hillside. The Al Jalali and Al Mirani forts, both 16th-century relics from the Portuguese invasion of Muscat, flank the palace on either side and can also be seen from the boulevard.

Al Alam Palace is located in Old Muscat, looking out to the Gulf of Oman. Visit at any time of the year. The building looks its best on a bright sunny day when the blue and gold columns stand out against the sky. Come back at night to see the palace dramatically lit.

Drive along the Al Alam road west of the palace. From here you can get a closer look at the side of the building that faces the water and the two forts that stand either side. Street parking for a fee is also available here.

111 Cheap Hotels Near Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace

Charming Omani House in Souq Mutrah Corniche
Charming Omani House in Souq Mutrah Corniche
Muscat, Muscat Governorate
The price is AU$125 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Located in Muttrah, this historic guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Muttrah Corniche and Mutrah Fort. Muttrah Souq and Bait Al Baranda Museum are also ...
Charming Omani House in Souq Mutrah Corniche
Charming Omani Historical House in Mutrah
Charming Omani Historical House in Mutrah
621 Way, Mason, Muscat, Muscat Governorate
The price is AU$166 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Muttrah, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Muttrah Corniche and Mutrah Fort. Muttrah Souq and Bait Al Baranda Museum are also within ...
Charming Omani Historical House in Mutrah
Naseem Hotel
Naseem Hotel
1 out of 5
Mutrah, Muscat, Muscat Governorate
Located in Muttrah, this hotel is steps away from Bait Al Baranda Museum, Muttrah Corniche and Port Sultan Qaboos. Muttrah Souq and Mutrah Fort are also within ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (15 reviews)
Great Location near Souk
"Hotel was in a great location and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Unfortunately we had to leave early because we live in kuwait and they closed airport. We were so sorry to leave. We will definitely stay again next time!"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

Naseem Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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OYO 119 Jasmine Hotel Apartments
OYO 119 Jasmine Hotel Apartments
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OYO 119 Jasmine Hotel Apartments
Charming Omani House in Souq Mutrah Corniche
Charming Omani House in Souq Mutrah Corniche
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Charming Omani Historical House in Mutrah
Charming Omani Historical House in Mutrah
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