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Taking a flight to Muscat with Gulf Air will allow you to discover that Oman has remained true to its tradition and culture. The country is sure to enchant you with its old Arabian souks, golden beaches and no flight to Muscat would be complete without a visit to the breathtaking views of Oman’s dramatic mountain scenery.

It is even possible to combine your flights to Muscat with a stay in one of the majestic five star
hotels in Oman. If you are seeking to experience the true Arabian way of life, Gulf Air provides you with daily flights to Muscat.

Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman, is known to cater to a wide variety of tourist appetites; from the adventurous thrill-seeker to those simply searching for some rest and relaxation.

Attractions that would complete your flight to Muscat

Termed as the 'Jewel of Arabia', Muscat provides a unique blend of old and new with many grandiose mosques, forts, castles, souks and watchtowers. Two forts – Jalali and Mirani – both of which were built by the Portuguese dramatically guard the entrance to Muscat. These historic structures also guard the Sultan's palace.

The Musandam Peninsula is a rugged and starkly beautiful region with its main attraction being the 'Fjords of Arabia'. Separated from the rest of Oman by the east coast of the UAE, Musandam overlooks one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world – the Straits of Hormuz.

Salalah is just a quick flight from Muscat and definitely one of the sights that should feature high on your 'must visit' list. For most of the year, the unspoiled beaches of the region are ideal for scuba diving, canoeing, sailing, jet skiing and diving. Many hotels in Oman also offer access to water sports.

Mention must also be made of Mughshayl, an immaculate stretch of beach featuring a blowhole that displays dramatic bursts of water and foam, sometimes rising as high as 50 feet in the air.

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If you have any queries regarding your return flight from Muscat, you can contact the Gulf Air office in Muscat 
or call the Gulf Air Call Centre. Check-in information regarding your flight from Muscat is available Muscat International Airport Information section.

Fact File
 City: Muscat 
 Country Name: Oman 
 Currency: Omani rial 
 Local Time: GMT+3 
 Main Language: Arabic 
 Electricity: 220/240 volts AC requiring three-pin wall plugs 
 Shopping: Experience the traditional souks where bargaining over the price is a must, and the more modern air-conditioned malls which have a range of well known boutiques, department stores and specialist shops 
 Transport: Local taxis are widely available but are sometimes reluctant to turn on their meters, so a fare should be negotiated before starting your journey.  
 Cuisine: The best restaurants are in the five-star hotels  
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