Cheapest price to Muscat(from London Heathrow)
Oman`s capital Muscat, has a long history and a great unique culture. It is the largest city of the country and a popular tourist attraction as well. Research has proven proof of activity here that dates back to the sixth millennium. Now the city is a huge political and business center. As tourism gets more and more popular, reserving cheap flights to Muscat can be a challenge.
Climate and Best Time to Visit:
The climate of Muscat has been classified as hot and semi-arid. Located in a warm region, temperatures in summer can reach as high as 110°F. The winters are relatively warm and pleasant. Rainfall mainly occurs between December and April. The best time to visit Muscat is from early November to March. So book cheap flights to Muscat during these months in advance.
Major Attractions & Sights to See:
Muscat offers various cultural and modern attractions such as Mosques, museums, palaces and other leisure activities. Here are some of them you may be interested in after landing off from your cheap flights to Muscat.
Built in 2001, the Sultan Qaboos Mosque or the Grand Mosque has a huge structure. All visitors are allowed to enter between 8 AM to 11 AM. The Mosque is home to the largest chandelier in the world plus the second largest handmade carpet.
The National Museum features displays highlighting the history of Oman. Using the latest technology and high tech devices, the experience could be very special. The Museum will not be open to the public until April 2016. The Natural History Museum is also worth a visit. There are models of stuffed animals and specimens in natural settings according to their habitats. This allows the visitor to better understand the nature of the animal. At one side of the building, a separate room contains a huge skeleton belonging to a sperm whale. Moreover, there are other displays of fossils and insects.
Interested in the culture and the talent it has? The Bait Al Zubair Museum exhibits a broad range of Omani customs including Jewelry, weapons and handicrafts. Also on site, viewers can see traditional boats, recreated Omani markets and houses, a boat and a falaj irrigation system.
Dolphin Watching is also a popular activity. The package includes pick and drop service from your hotel and it lasts two hours. The boat starts from Bandar Al Rowdha and within half hour, dolphins would start to appear. The experience ends with drinks and snacks. You can also go Diving in the same waters. The dive center in Bandar Al Rowdha has all the equipment. You can experience underwater sea-life that includes corals, eels, seahorses and numerous other marine creatures. The diving lasts an hour or so, depending on your oxygen tank.
The Al-Jalali Fort was built during the Portuguese occupation in the 16th century. It guarded the east harbor`s entrance. For some years, it was also a penitentiary, but now it is a tourist attraction. Entry is not allowed without the permit, one has to apply to the Ministry of National Culture and Heritage to acquire that. It also hosts a Museum. The Nakhal Fort is located in the village of Nakhl. The history of the fort goes back to the pre-Islamic period. After many changes and improvements, Omani architects reconstructed it in the 17th century. The fort features a museum run by the Ministry of tourism.
The Qurm Beach is a long sandy beach popular for relaxing and watersports. Located near the Crown Plaza Hotel, water sports such as Jet Ski and sailing are offered by the hotel. The Watchtower located on the Mutrah Corniche is a restored Portuguese tower. It offers an amazing view of the ocean from the top.
Hotels & Accommodation:
Tourism is a popular industry of Oman, hence finding a decent and comfortable accommodation here for your stay is no trouble. Here are some hotels you may want to add to cheap flights to Muscat.
The Chedi Muscat has been rated one of the top hotels of the capital. With countless positive reviews from guests and critics, it features amenities such as spa, fitness center, pool, beachfront etc. The Crowne Plaza has been praised for its fantastic location. It has received positive feedback and also rated as one of the top hotels in Muscat with a certificate of excellence. Facilities include a pool, spa, restaurant, gym, beachfront and so on. The Midan Hotel Suites feature comfortable satisfying rooms with great amenities at a reasonable price. With good feedback from guests and customers, the hotel is located in a great location and totally worth staying in.
Muscat is one of the oldest cities and tourism plays an important role in the country. As a part of the Middle East, it is also doing well on the business sector. If you`re interested in relishing the East Asian culture and history, pack your bags and book your cheap flights to Muscat.