Art in Oman

This page is part of a project to create interest in Oman's emerging art scene.

Please check: where information about upcoming art exhibitions, opera schedule and  EXPOs are listed. 

  • Gailani Art - Mr Gailani has helped (leading force) put together exhibitions for charity and 'Art' retreats in Oman. To get involved see his FB page. FB:

Art Galleries in Oman

Bait Muzna Gallery (

Bait Muzna Gallery was founded by Sayyida Susan Al Said in 2000, in a three-storey traditional Omani house. Located in the old city of Muscat, the space has been renovated into a modern, trendy space for future art and culture. The Gallery exhibits artwork including mixed media paintings, sculptures, photography, installation and concept art.
'Art is an integral part of the Omani culture. As Oman is developing in international business and tourism, attracting many visitors from around the world, Bait Muzna Gallery is committed to promoting culture and art within Oman, and placing Omani art on the international arena.  Our objective is to create a strong and productive connection between the artists of Oman and the international art world.'

A second location was opened near the Royal Opera House Muscat.
Royal Opera Galleria
Shatti Al Qurum
Muscat - Sultanate of Oman
P.O. Box 35
P.C. 103 Bareeq Al Shatti Contact: Tel. :+968 2202 7006
FAX:+968 2440 3322

Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art (

“Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art is an exclusive addition to the Omani cultural scene, opened in January ‘2011 under the auspices of His Highness Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq bin Taimour Al Said.

Located near the Muttrah Fort, the museum is a dream project of Her Highness Sayyida Dr Ghalya bint Fahr bin Taimour Al Said.

The Old house is a group of typical Omani houses from the period of 1950 to 1975 that tell the story of the Omanis and their deeply rooted heritage, customs and traditions. The Wedding, the Kitchen and Display Rooms, the Mother and Children's Room, the Winter Room, the Majlis (Living Room), Musabbeh’s Room describe the earlier Omani lifestyle which still finds echoes in today's traditions. The museum displays a subtlety combined with a sense of immediacy (to transport the visitor back in time) in showing Omani life at this period in the form of the historic contents of their homes, their art, artifacts and inventions.

We believe that this part of the museum will prove of interest both to local Omanis, especially the young, and tourists seeking a flavour of Oman’s rich heritage during a transformative period of its history leading to the wise rule of H.M. Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said.

The museum also includes two other divisions:

The strikingly modern, minimalist Art Gallery within the traditional Omani house is intended to showcase Omani and International modern artists to the world. It aims to host artistic exhibitions and workshops as well as other creative and cultural events.The Clothes Museum is based on a collection of traditional local and regional dresses from the past and present set off with modern international costumes. We plan to make it a prime centre for costume aesthetics and fashion creativity. This part of Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art is due to open soon..”
Location: Muttrah Corniche, Muscat. How to find the gallery?
Contact: 968 - 24711640 
Opening hours: Sat-Thur 9:30-6pm

MuscArt  (

“Founded in 2012, MuscArt, located in Muscat, has quickly become one of the Oman’s premier photography & art spaces.
MuscArt maintains four keys areas of focus: exhibitions, education, supply and consultation.
MuscArt’s curated exhibitions provide audiences with an opportunity to experience different approaches and execution styles of art. These exhibitions are enhanced by the MuscArt education, which is comprised of seminars, workshops and technical discussions. MuscArt provides qualified photography & art consultation services for its special collectors, building on and enhancing existing art collections, as well as helping establish new ones.
Through these initiatives, MuscArt maintains its commitment to dynamically engage and add value to the local and international photography & art communities.”
Location: 18th November St.
Ghubra Plaza, 3rd Floor. How to find the gallery?
Contact: 968 244 93912
Opening hours: N/A

Bait Al-Baranda 

“Opened on 16th December 2006, the name of this building literally translates as "Villa with a Verandah". Situated after the port roundabout, on the right side just before the fish roundabout on the Muttrah corniche. It is inter-active and contains the history of Muscat, and is administered by  Muscat Municipality. ” At times, Bait Al-Baranda hosts art exhibitions.
Location: Muttrah Corniche, near Port R/A, Muscat.
Contact: Tel.: 968 24714262
Opening hours: N/A

STAL GALLERYVilla 221 Al Inshirah Street
(British Council Service Road)
Madinat Qaboos, Muscat
Sultanate of Oman
Phone: +968 2460-0396 / +968 2460-7232
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays: by Appointment
We are located at Al Inshirah Street Villa 221, Madinat Qaboos. Coming From Muscat International Airport take the exit for Madinat Qaboos. Go Straight at the Traffic Lights and take the British Council Service Road by veering right. You will pass the British Council and the Oman Oil Service Station. We are bedside German Brand Interiors and opposite Al Fair and Shell.
If you know the Bank Muscat ATM in Old Muscat, the entrance to the gallery is just near there. 

1 comment:

  1. I really like your good infomation,Thanks and please keep sharing it with us.
    Omani artist