Muscat is the beautiful capital of Oman, one of the Arab states. Situated in the north east of the country on the Arabian Sea, the city is bordered by the craggy Al Hajar Mountains. This volcanic landscape rises up to 1,800 metres and cuts down to a deep natural harbour, creating a stunning backdrop for Muscat holidays.
The main international airport for a flight to Muscat is 32km west of the capital and all flights from the Middle East, Far East and Europe land here. There are no rail connections in the Sultanate and public bus services are very limited. These baiza buses serve mostly main routes, but they do pick up and drop off anywhere. For the ability to travel where you want when you want, car hire from Muscat Airport is a popular choice.
There is a wide choice of accommodation for your holidays to Muscat from the highest quality deluxe hotels with spa facilities, to lavishly furnished apartments. However, if you're looking for cheap holidays in Muscat there is also plenty to choose from at the budget end of the scale.
Muscat holidays are a great opportunity to visit one of the many museums in the area, for example the Oman Natural History Museum or the Museum of Omani Heritage. There are many stunning mosques amongst the low white buildings characteristic of the city - the scale and detail of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is amazing. Alternatively, shopping in one of the many bustling shopping malls is always a popular pastime.
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