Muscat, Oman Hotels and City Guide

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Muscat - Getting There

Arriving in Muscat by Air

Muscat is served by Seeb International Airport, which lies 37 kilometers from the city of Muscat in the north of Oman. While the majority of visitors to the city arrive by plane via Seeb Airport, many others are opting to drive in from Dubai and other areas in the UAE or take the bus. At this time, there are no rail or metro services to or in the city of Muscat. For detailed infomation on the airports in Muscat see our dedicated Airports page.

Arriving in Muscat from Seeb International Airport

Taxis: Most visitors travelling from Seeb International Airport into the city of Muscat take taxis. These have a set-price for fares originating from the airport. Check on the current rate at the airport to ensure that your driver gives you the right fare.

Shared Minivans or Baisa: These are shared ride services that take groups from the airport to destinations within the city and even to some of the outlying suburbs.

Transfer Services: Many major hotels in the city offer their guests transfer services from the airport to their accommodations. Check with your hotel to see if they offer this service – it is extremely convenient and can save a great deal of hassle.

Please note that there are no public buses from the airport into Muscat, nor metros or rail services at all within the city. Taxis and baisa are the most common methods of getting into Muscat from Seeb Airport.

Arriving in Muscat by Road

Many travelers opt to enter Muscat via road, whether by bus or car. Daily ONTC buses run from Dubai and several Oman cities to Muscat. Traveling from Dubai to Muscat by car takes about five hours. You will have to stop at the border in Hatta and have your passport stamped to confirm you have left Dubai. At Oman Customs, you will have to park at the immigration building and get an entry stamp. To do this, you will need to fill out the proper form and pay a small fee. (It is 3 Rials for residents of GCC countries, or Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE) and 6 Rials for nonresidents.) You may pay in UAE Dirhams, with a conversion rate of 10AED to 1 Rial Omani.

Hotels in Muscat, Oman

InterContinental Al Bustan Palace Ic Muscat

InterContinental Al Bustan Palace Ic Muscat

PO Box 1998,Postal Code 114,Muttrah,Sultanate of Oman

Recently refurbished, this superb hotel enjoys a lovely beachside location on the edge of the delightful city of Muscat. Although it is conveniently close to the financial and business district, the hotel is an oasis of charm with stunning views of Al Bustan Bay. French,...

InterContinental Muscat

InterContinental Muscat

PO Box 398 Muscat 114 Sultanate of Oman

The InterContinental Muscat encapsulates perfectly all that is Oman with its seamless blend of Arabian hospitality and modern facilities. Situated in 35 acres of luscious palm gardens between the imposing Hajjar Mountains and the flawless pale sand of the Gulf coast,...

Grand Hyatt Muscat

Grand Hyatt Muscat

Shatti Al Qurm PO Box 951 Postal Code 133 Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Description Rising gracefully into the beautiful Muscat night skies, the Grand Hyatt Muscat Hotel overlooks the serene waters of the Gulf of Oman. Situated in the diplomatic...

Crowne Plaza Muscat

Crowne Plaza Muscat


The Crowne Plaza Muscat Hotel is both a leisure tourist’s paradise and a premier Muscat hotel accommodation spot for business travellers. The Crowne Plaza Muscat Hotel’s unique location - on top of a cliff and overlooking stunning beaches – is unlike any other in...

Golden Tulip Seeb

Golden Tulip Seeb

Exhibition Street, PC111, Muscat

The Golden Tulip Seeb Muscat Oman is just 1.5 km. from the Seeb International Airport and adjacent to the Oman International Exhibition Centre. Ideally located for all interior tours.All residents have access to private beach facilities, which is just across the road,... more

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