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Muscat is the capital of the Sultanate of Oman and is the most important and populated city of Oman. Muscat is located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Hajar Mountains.
How to get to Muscat
The airport of Muscat is Muscat International Airport (MCT) also known as Seeb International Airport. The airport is located 37 Km west of Mutrah. Main airline companies like KLM, Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad Airways, British Airways fly every day from and to Muscat.
Oman has one national bus company called, Oman National Transport Company, within Oman there are daily buses from Muscat to Buraimi, Nizwa and Salalah.
Muscat can be reach by car from the United Arab Emirates, the trip takes about 5 hours crossing the border in Hatta/Al Ain.
It is recommendable for visitors who are staying longer than a day in Muscat to rent a car, as this is more economical than using taxis and gives you more flexibility. At the Airport there are many international and local car rental agents like, Budget, Dollar, SIXT, Avis etc. In Oman an international driving permit is required besides your home driving license.
The currency in Oman is the Oman Rial, the international abbreviation OMR. At the Airport you can find many Exchange offices to change your money. ATM machines are very common now in Oman, especially near the most shopping malls, larger hotels and petrol stations.
Muscat as a tropical climate, very hot summers and generally humid weather year round.
What to do and what to see in Muscat and surrounding
Muscat and its surroundings are perfect for, Trekking, Scuba Diving, Rock Climbing, Camel Racing, Horseback Riding, Jewerly Shopping.
In Muscat City Center there you can find the biggest shopping mall, in this mall you can find a lot of international shops and local shops.
Also Muscat has several Museums you can visit like, Bait Al Zubair, Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, National Museum etc.