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Shore Excursion in Muscat

Shore excursions in Muscat

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We have selected the most appropriate tour for your shore excursion in and around Muscat.

Do you want to book your shore excursion comfortably and without time-consuming organization? Then you will find exactly the right offer here! Choose from our exciting tours and enjoy your excursion in a complete package.

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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

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.

Currency

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.

Travel time

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.

More useful information

Oman and Muscat: Oman tourism
Online travel guide: Wikivoyage

Video: Impressions of Muscat

 

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