As the capital city of Oman, Muscat offers tourists a snapshot of the countrys past and present. The citys beautiful beaches are harmoniously mixed with grand buildings and nature parks. When visiting the city youll notice the many religious sites dotted around Muscat. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is perfect to get a true understanding of the countrys culture. Explore the city to its absolute fullest by hiring a car in Muscat. Take a drive out to Qurum Beach, located only a ten minute drive from central Muscat. Here you can take a romantic stroll on the shores or ride the waves on a jet ski.