Regardless of your destination, MCT is certain to have a shuttle service to fit your individualized needs. Hotels within the area are all usually accessible by shuttle services.
Hotels near MCT
Hotels within and around Muscat, Oman vary in price from $52 a night to $428 and up. Specific hotels include the Golden Oasis, Safeer International Hotel, the Chedi Muscat Hotel, and the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Regardless of your purpose of visiting Muscat, you are certain to find a hotel that fits your needs.
How to get around
There are maxi taxis vans known as the baisa busses from the man highway of the airport that will take you in any direction for about 100 baisa approximately 10 cents USD . There are also orange and white taxis but they tend to charge more for a trip if you don’ haggle expect to pay 8 OMR $21 but with a little negotiation you can probably talk them down to 5 OMR $13 . You can also rent a car from national car brands like Hertz, Avis, Budge, and Thrifty. Your driver’s license from your home country for up to 90 days will allow you to drive in Muscat. Expect to pay 11 OMR $28.58 USD per day for a economy car which may not have air conditioning.
Near the Muttrah Corniche waterfront you’ll find a bunch of hotels that are 15 OMR $44 USD . If you would like a little more luxury the Grand Hyatt which looks like an Arabian palace and is near the beach. There is also the Shangri La Hotel an international chain, its situated on the beautiful coastline.
About Muscat International Airport
The airport is located 20 miles (32km) from Muscat and with the opening of a second terminal it will have the capacity to handle 12 million passengers a year it currently handles 8 million. Muscat itself is the capital city of Oman and has a population of approximately 1.2 million. There are six wilayats (provinces): Muscat, Muttrah, Bawshar, Seeb, Al Amerat and Qurayyat. Each province has a lot to offer for tourist.
Things to do in Muscat
For those looking for an adventure you should visit the many sinkholes that are located in Oman. Known for its rich beauty you’ll climb over rocks and climb mini waterfalls all while hiking through this beautiful water-filled cave. The sink holes are Wadi Shab, Wadi Tiwi, and Teiq sinkhole. There are also many museums, night safaris, rock climbing, scuba diving, camel and more for the adventurer in you.
Most of the restaurants in Muscat serve Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Lebanese, or Mughlai cuisine. There are many places to eat on a budget while you’re in Muscat. Try the Automatic, where you can a Falafel and mint tea. There aren’t many places where you can enjoy beer or wine in Muscat one of the few places is Left bank, they also serve up some good food. If you’re looking for a great coffee spot Muscat has a Starbucks, just about every corner has a coffee shop. If you’re looking for a low cost option try Motif Coffee shop, a cup of coffee or tea will cost you $2.86.
Muscat is the capital of the Arab state, Oman. It is a large metropolis and the center of the Governante of Muscat’s government. The name Muscat comes from a word that means "safe anchorage," an example of how important the city’s port is for commerce in the area.
Muscat is not only a big city and political center of the Governante of Muscat, it is a prime tourist destination. In 2011, the city of Muscat erected its Royal Opera House, drawing in tourists from around the world and earning the city worldwide acclaim, as well as expanding the cultural face of the area.
Sights to see in Muscat include the golden dunes of the Bawshar Sands, its city buildings which are said to mingle traditional Arab history with modern progressivism, the Oman Botanical Garden, the AlQurm Beach, and the natural wonder called the Al Khoud Unconformity.