Ensconced with the silhouette of the mountains forming a natural backdrop and the gentle lapping of the ocean, with an old world charm evidenced in the myriad museums and forts, or the profusion of floral fantasies, Muscat, the capital of Oman is truly a traveler's delight. True to its name, it is a safe city with friendly locals and an unhurried and welcoming vibe.
The city is a unique, traditional, whimsically attractive abode that has retained the elegance evidenced by the early settlers. Though conservative at its very core, the city expects the tourists to conform to their dress code, but in return, extends the characteristic warm Omani hospitality that has the tourists clamoring for more. The best souvenirs can be found in this city. Ranging from different types of perfumes, colorful clothes with beautiful designs, artsy collections of old jewelry, stones, beads, and packages that attract tourists all year round. This has ensured Muscat has now become one of the most happening tourist spots for shopping. The nightlife in this city is exciting and gives a feeling of an all-year-long festival or party.
Cab & Taxis, Bus(Baizas)
Cleanliness: Moderate to High, Efficiency: High
Normally Taxis or Cabs are used
Taxi for 1 km (Waiting) = 0.20 OMR
Taxi for 1 hour (Waiting) = 3 OMR
Bus(baizas) short hauls are 200baizas(US $0.50)Suggest an Edit - Share your experience
|Water Bottle||OMR 0.00|
|Cup of Coffee||OMR 2.00|
|Milk Carton Pack||OMR 1.00|
|White Bread||OMR 0.00|
|Eggs (12)||OMR 1.00|
|Combo Meal||OMR 3.00|
|Fine Dining||OMR 12.00|
|Bottle of Coke or Pepsi||OMR 0.00|
|Domestic Beer||OMR 3.00|
|Imported Beer||OMR 3.00|
|Bottle of Wine||OMR 6.00|
|Cigarettes (20 Pack)||OMR 1.00|
|Taxi ( 1 km )||OMR 0.00|
|Ticket in local transport (Single way).||OMR 0.00|
|Rent ( One Bed Room)||OMR 270.00|
The very fact that there is an active nightlife in Muscat surprises many tourists. The beaches, cafes, and restaurants are great in the evenings, as is the Muttrah area with the Souk which is vibrant and alive on the weekends. You also have the Opera House and some fantastic parks which are wonderful to walk around even late in the evening. Other nightlife is an amazing coffee shop-like place with men sitting around smoking shisha and watching a football match or a movie. Many of the Omanis drink, and as an expat, there are a lot of clubs and such which offer great places to drink and chill out. The pubs and bars are good places to enjoy a drink.
From cooking pots to jewelry, Oman is full of authentic handmade crafts that reflect the Omani culture and heritage. Here are the top Omani souvenirs:
Muscat International Airport - MCT
Start Tariff: OMR 1.00
1 Km. Tariff: OMR 0.20
1 Hour Waiting Tariff: OMR 3.00
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