|Most expensive month:||November|
|Average price in Muscat:||$168/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$20/night|
|Most expensive day:||Tuesday|
Al Ferdous Hotel Apartments
18th November Street/Way No. 3660, Muscat, Oman
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Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
PO Box 1998, Muscat, Oman, Muscat, Oman
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Oman’s capital is teeming with history and a sense of ancient wonder as you stroll through its bustling souks and historic buildings. Muscat’s calming waterfront area contrasts the buzz of Oman’s city life, while outdoor adventures await in the nearby desert and mountain ranges of the Omani wilderness.
Muscat’s corniche is the perfect place for an evening stroll, with plenty of restaurants and cafes to tempt your palate along the seafront. Venture into the city centre and see many of the capital’s finest attractions, including the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, or get lost in the winding avenues of the Mutrah Souk and stumble upon unique artefacts, antiques and local handicrafts.
Explore the Sultan’s Armed Forces Museum, housed in a mid-19th-century building, where you’ll find exhibits and artefacts on historic weaponry. Outside of Muscat, there are many exciting pursuits for active travellers, including rock climbing and hiking in the Hajjar Mountains and scuba diving at Bandar Jissah.
The most efficient way to get around Muscat is by rental car or taxi. Muscat International Airport is around a 20-minute drive from the city centre and is the main international airport in Oman.
Kempinski Hotel Muscat is a very popular hotel in Muscat with a score of 9.0 from 2,175 reviews. Grand Millennium Muscat (8.4 from 1,912 reviews) and Sheraton Oman Hotel (8.4 from 771 reviews) are also highly rated Muscat hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.
With a rating of 7.9/10 from 582 reviews, Naseem Hotel is a hotel close to Muttrah Souq that is well recommended by HotelsCombined users.
Coral Muscat Hotel and Apartments is rated 8.7 from 982 reviews and is close to Al-Qurm Park.
$121/night is the average price of a hotel in Muscat, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days. For 4-star hotels in Muscat, the average price found is $83/night, and for 5-star hotels the average price is $241/night.
$20 per night is the cheapest Muscat hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours.
Users have found prices for hotels in Muscat tonight starting as low as $71, rising to an average cost of $150, based on searches in the last 72 hours. Prices start from $71 for a 4-star hotel in Muscat for tonight.
There are some top-class restaurants in Muscat, most of them concentrated in the Shatti Al-Qurum neighbourhood. Some of the most popular and celebrated are Al Angham, Bait Al Luban and Zahr El Laymoun. There are also some unusual dining experiences to be had, such as dining alongside fire pits at The Beach, in an ancient shaded courtyard at Kargeen Cafe and tasting traditional Omani food at Dukanah Cafe. To stay in this district of culinary delights, book in at one of the Muscat hotels like Ramee Guestline Hotel Qurum. This same neighbourhood is where you’ll find the most popular bars too, like John Barry Bar, Al Ghazal Pub and Habana Sports Bar.
You won’t lack for things to do in Muscat on a family holiday. You can go marine sightseeing at the Omani Aquarium and Marine Science and Fisheries Centre. It has daily edutainment activities for kids and is free to enter. The Children’s Museum is also a fascinating place, with interactive exhibits that the kids will love. You can also go to Marina Bandar Al Rowdha, where you can watch wild dolphins frolicking and take a boat out to get closer. For fairground entertainment, there’s Qurum Natural Park, with playground rides, cafes, restaurants and a theme park. You can stroll through the Rose Garden and feed flamingos, and, if the seaside is what your children are after, head down to Qurum Beach. You can stay in any of the hotels in Muscat in the marina area, like Al Murooj Grand Hotel.
Muscat’s main tourist attractions, besides its renowned bazaars (known as souqs), run the gamut from architectural landmarks like the Grand Mosque to remote forts on rugged hillsides to natural coastal resorts. This gives you plenty of things to see in Muscat. Second only in grandeur to the Grand Mosque is the Sultan’s Palace, a blue-and-gold edifice near the city’s harbour wall. For homely accommodation in Muscat in this neighbourhood, choose Tulip Inn Muscat. If you want to spoil yourself a bit, you can go a little more upmarket and book something like the Grand Millennium Muscat. From here, you can also easily reach the national museum, Bait Al Zubair Museum. There’s also Ghalya’s Museum of Modern Art and a number of forts, including Al Jalali Fort and Mutrah Fort.
Muscat, like so many Arabian cities, has a dizzying array of open-air and enclosed markets, known as souqs. Each souq is typically dedicated to one or two types of commodities – thus, you can visit grocery souqs, arts and crafts souqs, gold souqs, clay souqs and so on. Housed within each are dozens and sometimes hundreds of stalls, each selling their own wares. This creates a heady atmosphere for you to browse, haggle and buy anything from delicious local food to authentic Oman souvenirs. One of the more popular souqs in Oman is Muttrah Souq, recognised as one of the oldest bazaars in the world. The Seeb Souq sells all manner of traditional items, and the Souq es Sabt is an open-air artisanal farmers’ market. These souqs are all in the central neighbourhood of the city, so if you book Muscat accommodation at places like Waves International Hotel, you’ll be well placed.