Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman’s capital, lies in a picturesque setting between rocky hills and mountains and the coastal plains along the shoreline of the Gulf of Oman, looking out on the broad expanse of the Indian Ocean. It is one of the main business hubs of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and also the starting point for your exploration of this fascinating country. AirNode will be pleased to assist you in your choice of jet for you and your party to visit Muscat and Oman and in making the arrangements for your stay in this remarkably beautiful country.
Unlike other GCC capitals, Muscat is not a high-rise city. Its history has been retained and a visit to the Mutrah souq, generally considered the most impressive of all the souqs in the GCC, with its fine architectural style and ample supply of Omani and international products, will show you how Omanis maintain their traditions and integrate them well into modern life. A walk along the Corniche to enjoy the sea breeze off the Gulf of Oman can be followed by a rest at a wayside restaurant for a cup of tea or a meal.
A morning visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a must. This exceptionally beautiful edifice is the third largest mosque in the world, with a capacity of over 20,000 worshippers. It contains one of the world’s greatest Persian prayer carpets, a work of art that took four years of weaving to produce. Muscat’s museums, the National Museum of Oman in Ruwi for a fine collection of silverware and notably the Bait az Zubair Heritage Museum and Ghalya’s Museum of Modern Art near Mutrah souq give invaluable insights into old and modern Muscat and Omani culture, past and present. If you are interested in the world’s oldest tradition of perfumery, that made from frankincense for which Oman and Muscat have been world renowned for millennia, then during your stay be sure to check out Amouage, Oman’s world famous perfume manufacturer, by visiting the factory to see how it is made.
Activities to be enjoyed during your visit to Muscat and Oman outside the city, either as day trips or for longer periods, include desert safaris, trekking, rock climbing, dolphin and turtle watching or taking a sea trip in a dhow along the coast, and even for a few days to see the outstanding beauty of the Musamdam peninsula at the most northerly part of Oman.
Let us know your preferences and interests and we will be pleased to make the arrangements for you to have an exceptionally memorable stay in this magnificent country and help you choose the right aircraft for your and your traveling companions’ flight to and from Muscat.
Muscat International Airport, formerly known as Seeb International Airport, is situated 32 kilometers along the coast to the west of Muscat city centre. There are comfortable VIP lounges to relax in prior to your flight. We will be pleased to smooth your way through the airport and to arrange your transfers to the city on arrival and to the airport on your departure