Muscat travel guide

Muscat Tourism | Muscat Guide

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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Muscat has to offer.

Where to Eat in Muscat

If you’re looking for affordable options, TAKARA RESTAURANT (Al Kharjiya Street) and Charm Thai Restaurant & Lounge - Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC (Al Jamah Al Akbar Street) are great picks.

When to visit Muscat

Muscat in August
Estimated hotel price
$174
1 night at 3-star hotel
Muscat in August
Estimated hotel price
$174
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

Plane

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 36h 50m.

Plane

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 36h 50m.

Airports near Muscat

Airlines serving Muscat

Lufthansa
Good (4,714 reviews)
KLM
Good (832 reviews)
SWISS
Good (963 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,684 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,232 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,612 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,109 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,976 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,403 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,078 reviews)
Finnair
Good (842 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (413 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (541 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,567 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (189 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (775 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (35 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 Hotel Muscat Holiday, Muscat offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $137 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $252 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Mutrah Hotel and Naseem Hotel. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Muscat, with prices from $34 to $524 per night. Al Ghubrah Ash Shamaliyyah is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Muscat are about 199% 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
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$361+
Al Bustan Palace A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$356+
Intercontinental Muscat, An IHG Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$268+
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Muscat
5 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$303+
Sheraton Oman Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$121+

Hiring a car in Muscat

Expect to pay $1.02 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 $12.15 and $16.19. Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Muscat, while also 67% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay $1.02 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 $12.15 and $16.19. Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Muscat, while also 67% cheaper than other types, on average.

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