The suburb of QURUM (also spelled Qurm) is, from a tourist point of view at least, the heart of modern Muscat, and the place where you’ll find the densest concentration of shops, upmarket hotels and good places to eat, as well as the city’s best public beach, Shatti al Qurum. The centre of the suburb is marked by Qurum’s lively commercial district, close to the junction of Sultan Qaboos Street and the Muscat Expressway, which is home to a cluster of low-brow restaurants and small-scale malls dotted with some interesting shops. North of here lies the very upmarket suburb of QURUM HEIGHTS, with tree-lined streets and discreet, low-rise white villas surrounded by bougainvillea-filled gardens.

 

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