Muscat Central

This area contains the areas of Al Qurum, Shati al Qurum, Medinant Sultan Qaboos, Medinat al Ilam. These zones are perhaps the most highly sought after for medium to higher budget families.

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Al Qurum is a much favored location with a comprehensive commercial area with shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities.  Qurum City Centre Mall with its Carrefour and associated shops is a major pull, as is the Qurum commercial centre which offers a good selection of smaller type malls and shops. Qurum has the benefit of having its own beach and large parkland and offers a broad range of housing options.

 
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Shati al Qurum is the diplomatic area where the Ministries and Embassies are located. It is home to some of the most prestigious villas in town and has some luxurious and highly demanded gated communities. ‘Shati’ as it is affectionately known has one of the best beaches in downtown Muscat which is a hive of activity at weekends.   The area houses the Grand Hyatt and Intercontinental Hotels and is also home to the acclaimed Royal Opera House Muscat.

 
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Medinat Sultan Qaboos, home to the British School Muscat, was the first area purposely developed for expatriates back in the 1970’s. At that time, it was developed with smaller style bungalows and townhouse compounds with large gardens, all within close proximity to a central commercial area.  Nowadays, many of the older style properties have been redeveloped into modern townhomes, villas and apartments. Great restaurants and shops  add to the areas unfaultering appeal.

 
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Medinant al Ilam is the mountain side of Qurm and has traditionally been the favored housing zone of Royalty and the wealthy.  It is a quiet area, easily accessible from the highway and new expressway and housing here is primarily in the form of more expensive villas and a scattering of quality gated townhouse and villa complexes.  Whilst Medinat al Ilam does not have its own retail area, it is very close to Qurum and neighboring Medinat Sultan Qaboos.

 

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