About Muscat


Let's have a look around into background of Muscat
  • Region: Masqat
  • Country: Oman
  • Latitude: 23.6133333
  • Longitude: 58.5933333
  • Time zone: Asia/Muscat
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +4 hours

Weather in Muscat

  • Climate: Tropical and Subtropical Desert Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: October to April

Location

Muscat is the capital and largest metropolitan city of Oman. It is also the seat of government and largest city in the Governorate of Muscat. Muscat also considered as a Global City. The total population of Muscat Governorate reached 1.56 million as of September 2015.

Distance from Muscat center to Airport

The closest major airport to Muscat, Oman is Muscat International Airport (MCT / OOMS).

  • Driving Distance: 26 miles / 42 km
  • Driving Time: 30 Minutes
  • Languages: Arabic followed by English being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Muscat International Airport
  • Rail: Oman Rail.
  • Road: Bus: Mwasalat Buses

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: Not Mandatory
  • Housekeeper: Not Mandatory
  • Concierge: Not Mandatory

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: Not Mandatory

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Muttrah,
  • Ruwi,
  • Qurayyat

Emergency Contact Numbers in Muscat city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 9999
  • Railroad: +968 22308900
  • Airport: +968 24 519223 (Muscat International Airport )
  • Hospital: +968 24 787766 (Apollo Hospital Muscat)

Events

  • Muscat Festival
  • Salalah Tourism Festival
  • Sultan Camel Race Cup

Tourist Attractions

  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Bait Al Zubair
  • Royal Opera House Muscat

Theatre & Concerts

  • Vox Cinemas
  • Star Cinema
  • Lunar Cinemas

Visit Top Restaurants in Muscat

  • The Restaurant at The Chedi Muscat
  • Trader Vic's in InterContinental Hotel
  • Mumtaz Mahal

Top Shopping Centers in Muscat

  • City Centre Muscat
  • Oman Avenues Mall
  • Panorama Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • The National Museum
  • Omani French Museum
  • Bait Al Baranda Museum

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Kunefe – Baba Salem
  • Dosa – Dilkush Restaurant
  • Sandwiches – Doner Kebab

Sports Club

  • Ghala Golf Club – Golf
  • Ras Al Hamra 9 Hole Golf Club – Golf
  • Karate Budokan Oman – Karate

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 1.30 ?
  • Taxi: 1.00 ? (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 545.50 ?
  • Cheap meal: 2.25 ?
  • Gasoline: 0.19 ? / litre
  • 3 course meal: 15.00 ?
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