Muscat travel guide

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You're Going to Love Muscat

With 797,000 inhabitants, Muscat is the most populous city in Oman. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country.

Where to Eat in Muscat

If you’re looking for affordable options, Charm Thai Restaurant & Lounge - Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC (Al Jamah Al Akbar Street) and Shiraz Restaurant - Crowne Plaza Muscat (P.O. Box 1455) are great picks.

When to visit Muscat

Muscat in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Muscat in July
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Muscat in June, when the average temperature is 35 °C, and the highest can go up to 38 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 18 °C, with an average temperature of 21 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 30 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Muscat, with an average rainfall of 10 mm.

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How to Get to Muscat


When flying to Muscat, you’ll arrive at Muscat Seeb (MCT), which is located 13 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Muscat from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 20h 30m.

Airports near Muscat

Airlines serving Muscat

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,741 reviews)
Air France
Good (641 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,707 reviews)
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Air Canada
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Etihad Airways
Good (445 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (224 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (219 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (104 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (450 reviews)
Air Serbia
Good (70 reviews)
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Where to stay in Muscat

From 5-star hotels such as the Sheraton Oman Hotel to great affordable options like the Swiss-Belinn Airport Muscat, Muscat offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $88 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $288 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Nuzha Hotel Apartments and Mutrah Hotel. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Muscat, with prices from $35 to $516 per night. Al Khuwayr South is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Muscat are about 224% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Muscat

Most booked hotels in Muscat

Kempinski Hotel Muscat
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Muscat
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Mysk Al Mouj Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Muscat

Expect to pay $1.03 per litre in Muscat (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $12.28 and $16.37. The most frequently booked car type in Muscat is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Suzuki Swift Dzire or similar) is, on average, 30% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Car hire agencies in Muscat




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