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Surrounded by Mirani and Jalali forts, Al Alam Palace is the ceremonial palace of Sultan Qaboos. It offers contemporary Islamic architecture and beautiful garden that attract visitors to come to this palace.
Al Alam Palace
The architecture of this palace is humble but elegant. This palace was built by blended the Persian, Arab and Indians architecture. The surface of the building is covered bymany polished marbles. It also features a wooden balcony in Oman's traditional style. Although this Al Alam Palace is a ceremonial palace, there is a guest villa inside the palace with pool, spa and walled garden. Taking picture is the best thing to do at Al Alam Palace to save the memory of your journey.
Walking around the garden seems to be the best thing to do at Al Alam Palace. The garden is located in front of the palace which can be visited anytime. The well-maintained garden makes you enjoy your visit in this palace. The sorrounding area also give a stunning view since you can see the gates of Ministry of Finance by walking along the right side of the Palace.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no Al Alam Palace tickets when you want to visit the palace. Visitors are free to get into the garden and yard of this palace.
How To Get Around?
Walking is the best thing to do at Al Alam Palace to see the sorrounding area. By walking, you can visit the Ministry of Finance which has wonderful gates at the right side of the palace. You can also use car to get closer the the two Portuguese forts by driving through the Al Alam road near the Omani French Museum.
What Should I Wear?
There is no dress code to visit Al Alam Palace. However, in Oman, women shoul wear dresses or trousers below the knee, shoulders and arms should be covered. Wearing shorts is not allowed in public. The best thing to do at Al Alam Palace is follow the rules of how to dress in Oman to show your respect.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Al Alam Palace anytime you want. From may to Septmber, the weather in Oman is very hot. The best thing to do at Al Alam Palace is bring a bottle of water to avoid dehidration.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and everything can be found in this site. Al Alam Palace is in the heart of Muscat and near to other popular places in Muscat such as Al Zubair Museum, Al Bustan Palace, Council of Oman and national Museum. You can visit Al Alam Palace easily and do all things to do at Al Alam Palace on your own.
How To Get There?
You can rent a car to get to Al Alam Palace since the public transporation is not efficient. You can use taxi, but the price is more expensive than car. By plane, from Muscat International Airport, you can use public buses to take to the city center of Muscat. International car-hire such as Avis, Budget and Thrifty are available to take you there. Hire a car is the best thing to do at since the public buses offer limited routes to explore the city.
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