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Introducing Muscat


The roots of some of Muscat’s existing inhabitants date back to the 2ndcentury BC. Muscat was formed following a volcanic eruption and was called Umm An Nar which means “the mother of fire.” Italian archaeologists discovered an ancient fishing village on the shores of Oman in 1970. This ancient city with its impressive architectural structures is a popular tourist destination.

Muscat is known for:


History and Art Desert Mountain Seaside Diving Wellness

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Quriyat (94 km)
Matrah (19 km)
Barka (61 km)
CURRENCY
Omani Rial (OMR)

COUNTRY CODE
+968

ELECTRIC POWER
G

TIME ZONE
GMT +4

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€4.00

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
€34.73

Average Temperature

Muscat airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Muscat city center is 15 km from the airport and cannot be reached by public transport.

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TAXI:

You can get to the city center by taking one of the taxis that wait at the entrance to the airport arrivals and departure areas. The average cost of a taxi from the airport to the city center is 7 Omani riyals.

Average taxi price: 7 Omani riyals

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