Time Required : 2 hours
Entry Fee : Free (Entry inside residence is restricted)
Timings : Open 24 hours on all days
Al Alam Palace, also known as the ‘Flag Palace,’ is one among the six royal residences of Sultan Qaboos located in Muscat looking out to the Gulf of Oman. The ruling monarch’s residence was built in 1972 which holds a history of 200 years. The residence is known for it's flamboyant Islamic architecture which is surrounded by lush green garden and the Mutrah Harbour. This official residence is used to receive distinguished guests who visit the country.
Al Alam Palace was built by Imam Sultan Bin Ahmed who is the seventh direct grandfather of Sultan Qaboos. It was initially called the Bait Al Alam and was rebuilt in 1972 as a royal residence. However, visitors will only be allowed to see the Palace from outside the gates and can take photographs from there.