Muscat, the capital city of Oman, is surrounded by the Arabian Sea from one side and the Al Hajar Mountains from the other. The city shopping district is in the Al Qurum Commercial Area. Avenues Mall is the largest mall with more than 200 outlet stores. Along the 50km beach road from Qurum to Seeb, you can find a large number of luxury hotels.
The most popular attractions in Muscat are Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace, Al Jalali Fort, Al Mirani fort and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
Public transportation in Muscat
The public transport in Muscat includes a new and modern bus network. Five bus routes that run to the most popular suburbs, shopping areas, the industrial district, downtown, and famous tourist destinations. The buses depart and arrive at Ruwi Station, while the schedule is not very frequent.
Cruise ships dock at Port 4, Sultan Qaboos in Mutrah, around 20 km away from Muscat. Ferries from Khasab arrive at this Port, as well. Taxis are available in front of the Port.
Muscat Taxis are abundant, and the vehicles are recognisable for their orange and white colours. Generally, they use meters, but it's best to set the rate before entering the city taxi. Maxi Taxi is a cheap shared service. You can take one on the highway to the Corniche area. Note that Maxi taxis have a previously agreed route and you should check if they make a stop near your destination.
Despite the erratic driving style, not clearly marked exits, and no road signs, car rental is the most convenient transportation option for more extended stays. You can rent a car at the airport or book the service online.
Airport transfer options from MCT
Muscat International Airport (MCT) is approximately 40 km away from Muscat. Every year, over 14 million passengers arrive in Muscat via international and intercontinental flights.
Baisa bus is available outside the airport on Sultan Qaboos Highway. Before entering the bus, check with the driver regarding a drop off location closest to your accommodation. You can also take a public bus at the bus stop on the highway within a short walking distance from the airport.
Muscat airport taxis are available outside the airport. Also, you can book a taxi at the Airport Taxi Counter. Before hiring a taxi, make sure you agree on the rate in advance and avoid overcharging.
Arrange a private airport transfer
If you are travelling with luggage and you wish to avoid the hassle, private Muscat airport transfer is the most reliable way to reach your destination on time. You can book a private Muscat airport taxi online on our website, and we will arrange the service as requested.
Our rates are fixed and include meet and greet service, flight monitoring, as well as, free waiting time of 60 minutes after the actual landing of the plane. When booking online, you can choose to pay in advance with a credit card or directly to the driver.
We provide unmarked vehicles for airport transfers from Muscat International to Muscat, Al Bustan, Al Sawadi and Shangri La Barr Al Jissah. Depending on the number of passengers, you can select the appropriate vehicle type.
Please select a destination from the list to set it as pick up point. We will ask you to choose a drop-off point at the next step. This booking method is an alternative way to make a booking if you prefer selecting destinations instead of searching.