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Useful information for excursions in Muscat
Below we have compiled information of cruise ports, the most beautiful sights, as well as lots of useful information for cruise excursions in Muscat.
The most beautiful sights in Muscat
The capital city of Oman has a history of over 4,000 years old. Recently these past years it has been an increasingly popular port. The Sultanate traditional Arabic buildings provides a pleasant contrast to the skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
Muttrah is the historical center of Muscat. You can visit and establish genuine, traditional Arab markets and the fish markets. The muttrah Souk has had this tradition for over 200 years and is still a popular Bazaar.
On the beautiful beach stretching about a mile long is where locals and tourists often go for a walk. You will pass the Riyam monument, a huge incense burner. It also serves as a lookout point.
Great Sultan Qaboos Mosque
The main mosque in Oman is regarded as one of the most important monuments of the country and is located in the District of Bawshar. The detailed design combines the Islamic traditions from various periods and regions. You can visit it from Saturday to Thursday between 8 and 11 o’clock this also applies for non-Muslims.
Bait al Zubair
Having been opened to the public since 1998, this private museum is worth a visit. Traditional weapons are exhibited next to Omani art, jewels and clothes.
Excursions into the hinterland
Away from the hustle and bustle of the inner city: Muscat has numerous mountains and sandy deserts. Numerous hikes in wadis (dried-out river courses) or desert safaris exploration with jeeps give tourists the opportunity to experience the fantastic and surprisingly green nature of the country closer.
Map of the cruise port in Muscat
The cruise port Sultan Qaboos is located in the District of Mutrah. Since it is not permitted to walk in the port area, you will be taken by bus to the harbor exit. From there, you can either take a taxi to the city center or walk to Corniche, which is in walking distance.
What you should know before your cruise excursion in and around Muscat
Shipping companies and routes
Some popular cruise lines that stop in Muscat are, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line they also pass through Khor Fakkan and Abu Dhabi.
Entry and visa
Canadian and US citizens do not require a visa to enter. You may stay up to (90) days for tourism or business reasons. You will need your boarding card and your tourist entry permit. Both will be issued by your cruise operator.
Taxi and public transport
Taxis and shared taxis run through the whole city. You should negotiate the price beforehand so you don’t encounter a surprise at the end. Otherwise, just tell the taxi driver that you need him for a few hours and then he can show you around the city and show you the highlights.
Also big bus tours or hop-on/hop-off buses hit the main attractions in the city.
The Omani Rial is the currency in Muscat. The equivalent varies from 2.60$ which is 1.04 pounds. An OMR is divided into 1000 Baisa. In addition, many stores accept credit cards.
As the temperatures rise in the summer, it is often well above 30 °C / 86 °F, the optimal period is between December and April. During these months, the air temperature is between 24 and 28 °C / 75 and 82 °F.
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Video: Impressions of Muscat
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