Al Alam Palace
Al Alam Palace
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  • geo3
    Calgary, Canada1,498 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, Australia10,060 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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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,812 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
When my wife and I arrived at the Al Alam Palace, the Omani flag was raised, which I learned meant that the Sultan was on the grounds of the Al Alam Palace complex. While we were not able to visit the inside of the Palace, the view from the gates are still impressive. Though not currently used as an official residence, this Palace is now used for official functions and to welcome foreign dignitaries and distinguished guests. Adjacent to the Palace is a magnificent white building that is a guest villa with its own pool, spa and manicured gardens that can be used as a temporary residence by those foreign dignitaries and distinguished guests!
Written 24 August 2022
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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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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Rebuilt in 1972 this colourful palace serves as a residence and guesthouse of the sultan. It is located on a large compound in the old city. Surrounded by rather dull looking white and brown government offices, the palace stands out as a rather fanciful structure. It is not a sultan's palace in Disneyland. I wonder how the other 5 residences of the sultan look like.
Written 25 February 2023
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Tomo
152 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
For a palace I thought it was a bit underwhelming. The design of the palace doesn't really match the ambiance of the rest of the city. I thought the National Museum across the palace had a much nicer exterior.
The only thing you can do here is to take a picture of the palace so If you don't have that much time in Muscat, I think it's fine to skip this place.
Written 1 April 2020
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whereamI2day
Worcester Park, UK792 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We hopped into a cab from the port on a very hot day. It cost us 20 dollars to get there but we had a walk planned for after the Palace. It was stunning and so worth seeing. You can only see it from the outside but it's beautiful. The flowers are colourful and add to the perfect ambience.
Written 12 March 2020
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geo3
Calgary, Canada1,498 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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Mamitxoh
Amman, Jordan315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Interesting landmark easily visited in combination with the National Museum. Popular with strolling families and friends, especially in early evening, and at holidays. It was beautifully decorated with red, white, and green lights when we visited, just before the Nov 18 National Day.
Written 16 December 2022
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,060 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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Mohsin A
Muscat, Oman510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Al Alam Palace is not residential palace. It is used to recieve dignitories and other official functions. It is opposite National Museum. One can walk up to the gate. There is lot of space in front of the gate and manicured gardens on the front right of the gate. It's a hood photo opportunity for tourists. For residents it's a nice place to spend time with kids once in a while. Jalali and Mirani forts are on the either side of it.
Written 14 January 2020
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igolfCA
Williamsburg, VA1,684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The palace of the Sultan wasn’t as impressive on the outside as I expected. However, our guide said the inside is magnificent. Ok, I’ll take his word for it because I would expect that to be the case. The gardens on the outside were very nice, perfectly manicured, and beautiful to see. We walked around and took photos in the beautiful weather. Enjoyed seeing the palace.
Written 2 May 2020
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