Cheapest car hire in Muscat
*daily rates in Muscat based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Useful things to know about Muscat
- Muscat is the capital of Oman and found in a region called the Governorate of Muscat or Masqat
- The city was already an important trade port in the 1st century and gradually rose to prominence governing its own small empire in the 18th century
- Britain has had a hand in the affairs of Muscat and Oman over the centuries helping to bring peace in troubled times in the region
- if you are renting a car in Muscat, this can be arranged via any of the international rental agents based here, such as Alamo, Avis, Europcar and Sixt.
Muscat Mini Guide
What can you Tell me About Muscat?
Muscat has a long and illustrious history dating back to the first century AD when it was already a port city serving the empires of the Middle East. It became part of the Persian Empire before falling bizarrely to the Portuguese who ruled it for over a century, variously fighting off attacks from the Turks. In time Muscat earned its own empire that stretched down to East Africa. Tribal squabbles allowed the break up before the current ruler took over in 1970, galvanising the city and the Sultanate into preparing for the future.
How do I get to Muscat?
Muscat Airport is big and busy having served nearly seven million passengers last year. Flights from many Middle Eastern and Asian destinations arrive at the airport as well as several from Europe including Oman Air and BA flights from London Heathrow
. Eighteen miles from the city, Muscat Airport underwent a major expansion with a new terminal capable of handling 14m passengers in 2014. There are bus transfers to take you into the city as well as taxis. Car hire is also available at the airport.
What Should I Do in Muscat?
Highlights of the city are the Al Jalali and Al Mirani fort complexes, both now museums whilst the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is spectacular as the third largest mosque in the world. For the ladies, a visit to the Amouage perfume factory is a must as they produce the world’s most expensive perfume.
Latest Update from Muscat:
- The Muscat Festival isn't so much an event but a venue. Throughout the year there are exhibitions and events which give a great insight into the culture of the country. See www.muscat-festival.com.