The ruling monarch of Muscat, Sultan Qaboos, has six palaces located throughout his kingdom but the most important of these is Al Alam Palace. Found deep in the heart of Old Muscat, this spectacular royal residence offers a tantalizing glimpse into the upper echelons of Oman's royal family.
The finest contemporary style
Al Alam Palace was built in 1972 and represents one of the most extravagant expressions of contemporary Islamic design in the world. The central building is a cube-shaped riot of clean marble surfaces, intricate patterns, and bold colors. This centerpiece is flanked on either side by enormous wings and fronted by a long, broad boulevard. It is an undoubtedly spectacular structure and leaves a lasting impression. This is why Al Alam Palace is traditionally the venue for important state visits. During its relatively short but important history, it has hosted many important international dignitaries.
Al Alam Palace is one of the many incredible attractions awaiting visitors in Muscat. The palace is surrounded by some of the most important buildings in Oman's capital, many which are built with the same flourish as the palace itself.