Out of all Oman attractions, my favorite is the Al Alam Palace. Pronounced Qasr al-Alam in Arabic, its name actually means “Palace of The Flag.” Fittingly so, as this was built to become the royal residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the ruler of Oman since July of 1970.
Naturally, visitors are not allowed to enter the palace, which must be gorgeous inside! What’s interesting is that His Majesty doesn’t live here (most of the time) and Al Alam Palace is commonly used for “official functions” and to host welcome receptions for special guests instead.
Albeit a limited Omani attraction, you must drop by the Al Alam Palace during your visit to the sultanate. Its beautiful colors, facade, and somewhat quirky design are worth it! Oh, and don’t forget to walk along the sixteenth-century Mirani and Jalali Forts nearby 😉