Set on the shimmering Gulf of Oman, Seeb blends authentic Omani culture with stunning seascapes and a golden sandy beach. You can get lost in colourful souqs, stroll along the waterfront promenade and devour the country's best squid kebabs.
Things to do in Seeb
Bustling Seeb Souq offers an authentic taste of local culture with a variety of stores selling everything from gold jewellery and handmade textiles to freshly-caught seafood and exotic fruits. You could easily spend hours exploring the alleyways, chatting to shopkeepers and bargaining for treasures.
The Seeb Corniche stretches for eight kilometres along the waterfront. The promenade comes to life at sunset, when you'll see fishermen hauling in their sardine nets, families playing on the sand and couples enjoy refreshments at the open-air coffee shops.
Escape the desert sunshine in As' Sahwah Public Garden, a lush oasis halfway between Seeb and Muscat. The grassy lawns are perfect for picnics, while playgrounds and a splash water fountain keep the kids entertained. You can admire the flower-filled gardens, stroll around the hedges and visit the on-site mosque.
Seeb is famous for its sumptuous squid kebabs. Some of the best are served at Fahad Mohammed Ali’s, where the kebabs are marinated in lemon, garlic, chilli, mint and cumin. Finish with a slice of halwa, a traditional Omani sweet crafted from butter, caramelized sugar and ground almonds.
Getting around Seeb
Seeb is easy to get around on foot, especially around the waterfront district. The city is also serviced by taxis and minibuses that run to Muscat. Seeb is a 20-minute drive north-west of Muscat International Airport.