Muscat Travel Information

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Muscat Scene Strung below craggy mountains, the Omani capital of Muscat is one of the Middle East’s oldest and most picturesque cities. Between its corniches and modern quarter are Portuguese-built forts, blue-domed mosques, royal palaces, and souks, all heavy with the sense of a lost Arabia.

Things to do in Muscat: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque • Royal Opera House • Wadi Bani Khalid • Bimmah Sinkhole • Oman Avenues Mall • Qurum Natural Park • Muscat Grand Mall • Oman Aquarium • Mutrah Fort

Highly rated hotels in Muscat: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar • Al Baleed Salalah by Anantara • Grand Millennium Muscat • Radisson Collection Hotel, Hormuz Grand Muscat • Sheraton Oman Hotel • Kempinski Hotel Muscat • Grand Hyatt Muscat • W Muscat • InterContinental Muscat

Oman's electricity is 240V 50Hz and uses plug types C & G
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Muscat International Airport is 3,624 miles. Muscat's IATA airport code is MCT. One World Lounge Details Here.

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Heathrow to Muscat International in Red

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Climate: In Oman, the climate is tropical desert almost everywhere, with some summer rains in both the northern and southern mountain areas, and clouds brought by the summer monsoon along the eastern coast. The monsoon, from mid-June to mid-September, is due to wet currents blowing towards the Asian continent, and brings limited effects in terms of rain, but it's nonetheless able to influence the climate of the country. Along the Al Batinah northern coast, where Muscat is located, the hottest month is June, while in July and August, cloud banks brought by the southwest monsoon can slightly lower the daytime temperature, which is around 40°C in June and then drops to 38°C in July and to 36°C In August. Rainfall in Muscat is definitely scarce, in fact, it amounts to 100 millimetres per year. In summer, despite the southwest monsoon, it almost never rains. The sun in Muscat shines all year round, however, the sunshine hours slightly decrease in July and August.

Covid-19 Data for Oman

Data (updated daily) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.

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BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(per Leg)
Tier Points
(Total)
Economy 35 70
World Traveller Plus 90 180
Business 140 280
First 210 420


Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Muscat

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy13,00020,000
World Traveller Plus26,00040,000
Club50,00060,000
First68,00080,000


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