Muscat, Oman

Oman’s capital city, Muscat is situated along the country's namesake gulf and blends modern flair with Old World charm. Three forts dating to the 1500s are installed on the rocky shoreline, the historic Muttrah Corniche district is lined with 19th-century homes and bright minarets, and new Dubai-style structures showcase current architectural trends. Popular attractions include the Oman Aquarium (one of the largest in the Middle East), the history-heavy Muscat Gate Museum, the National Museum and the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum. You could spend an entire day touring the Muttrah Fish Market, where more than 100 traders tout their fresh catches and produce, or shopping in the local souq, a traditional Arabian marketplace where vendors hawk textiles, jewelry and even a few antiques. Visitors are welcome in the opulently decorated Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque—a must-see for any Muscat visitor.

Language: Arabic, English
Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)

Driving Directions and Parking Information

Port of Sultan Qaboos PSQ
Mutrah High St, Muscat, Oman

The Port of Sultan is located approximately a half hour from Muscat International Airport.

Exit the airport and head south for 4km. Merge onto Route 1 and drive for 23km, then at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Harat A'shamal St to Port of Sultan.

Muscat, Oman Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 76 77 83 92 101 102 100 95 95 92 85 79
Low 65 66 71 79 86 89 88 84 83 79 71 67
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 24 25 28 33 38 39 38 35 35 33 29 26
Low 18 19 22 26 30 32 31 29 28 26 22 19
Precipitation Days
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Days 3 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 71 70 64 53 47 55 68 77 72 63 65 74

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