The capital of Oman is not a city itself rather is is a group of cities and towns which make up the ‘Municipality of Muscat’ or the ‘Capital Area.’ These towns and cities border the Gulf of Oman . Muscat is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East and it has been historically associated with the trade of frankincense and myrrh. The actual epicenter was an area the Greeks used to call ‘Khouri Rouri’ and it lies 500 miles south of Muscat near the city of Salalah.