Formed by the merging of three towns, Muscat, the capital of Oman, is a city of traditional architecture with few high-rise buildings. History lovers wanting to find out about the fascinating region will find an array of museums and historic monuments. Situated on the coast, it also attracts visitors wanting to soak up the sun on the beaches as well as keen shoppers who can enjoy both the modernity of the malls and haggling for traditional crafts at the Mutrah Souq. You may also see business travelers arriving in Muscat, as it is becoming increasingly popular as a business destination.
Flying to Muscat
1. Which airports serve Dubai to Muscat?
Dubai has two airports, but it is likely your flight to Muscat from Dubai will depart from Dubai International, just 5km from the city center. The Dubai metro is a quick, inexpensive way to get from central Dubai, although there is also the option of taking buses and taxis. Al Maktoum International Airport is Dubai’s second airport and is located 37km from the city center.
Muscat has one airport, Muscat International Airport, which is 32km from Muscat Old Town. Many tour guides and hotels offer courtesy buses to and from the airport. There are several car rental companies at the airport, and you can also take a taxi.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Dubai to Muscat?
There are many direct flights to Muscat from Dubai operating each day. Your choice of airlines includes Emirates, flydubai, Oman Air and Swiss International Airlines, giving you plenty of options in both airlines and travel times.
3. How long is the flight?
The flight to Muscat from Dubai is a short one, lasting just 1 hour 5 minutes. Muscat and Dubai are in the same time zone, so there is no need to reset your watch on arrival or to adjust to a time difference.
4. Climate changes between Dubai and Muscat
Both Muscat and Dubai have a hot, dry climate, with summer temperatures becoming very high while even winters remain warm. As the climates are so similar, whatever clothing you have been wearing in Dubai will be suitable for Muscat.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
You will need to exchange your money for the Omani rial. You can do this at banks and money changers in Muscat. Major credit and debit cards are also widely used in the city.
Not all nationalities require a visa to enter Oman, but many do. It is best to apply for it online prior to travel, although visas are frequently granted upon arrival. Check the length of your visa’s validity, and do not overstay it or you will face a fine.
With a similar climate and in the same time zone, you may expect Muscat and Dubai to be similar, but in fact, the cities have very different character. After the towering architecture and plethora of tourist attractions of the very modern Dubai, the historic charm of Muscat provides quite a contrast. The traditional architecture brings a beauty to even the most functional of buildings, and historic sites, such as the Al Jalali Fort, are not to be missed.
Dubai to Muscat Last modified: Sep 19, 2023 12:00 -04:00
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Dubai to Muscat
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Dubai to Muscat
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The average price for connecting flights from Dubai to Muscat is AED1,708.
The average price for direct flights from Dubai to Muscat is AED966.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Dubai to Muscat
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The average price for one way flights from Dubai to Muscat is AED577.
The average price for round trip flights from Dubai to Muscat is AED966.
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