GETTING THERE AND AWAY
Getting to Oman is easier than you might think. Muscat International Airport is accessible by short flights from neighbouring Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and nearby Qatar, as well as from a number of popular Asian cities serviced by direct flights from Australia and New Zealand, there are many options to suit almost any traveller.
A second international airport can be found in Salalah in the south of the country. This airport receives air services from Muscat as well as regular direct flights from Doha and Dubai which increase during the Khareef (Monsoon) season.
In Musandam in the far north of Oman, Khasab Airport is serviced by daily flights from Muscat International Airport operated by Oman Air.
New regional airports are being built at Sohar, Ras al Hadd and the increasingly important port of Duqm.
FROM THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (ABU DHABI AND DUBAI)
Oman is easily accessed as a short side-trip from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. With multiple daily flights into Muscat operated by Oman Air, Emirates and Etihad Airways, an Oman side-trip of a lifetime really couldn’t be simpler. Each of these airlines offer great value airfares and Emirates’ Arabian Airpass offers another popular, affordable travel option. Ask your travel agent for the Arabian Airpass.
FROM QATAR (DOHA)
Flying from Doha to Muscat takes less than 90 minutes, making a side-trip on Qatar Airways a convenient option. A oneworld® Visit Middle East Pass is your key to discovering Oman from Doha with Qatar Airways. Perfect for a side-trip from Doha in Qatar to Muscat, the Visit Middle East Pass offers flexibility and great value. Ask your travel agent about the Visit Middle East Pass.
WITH OMAN AIR
Oman Air is the multi-award-winning national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, and flies conveniently to Muscat and beyond via major Asian gateway cities.
Since its inception in 1993, Oman Air has grown from a minor airline operating only one aircraft on domestic routes to a major airline flying to more than 40 destinations around the world.
Oman Air airfares are available from Australia and New Zealand into Muscat via cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta in conjunction with a number of popular partner airlines.
To book or inquire further contact Oman Air on 1300 730 484 (+61 2 9286 8985 from New Zealand), email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your favourite travel agent.
By road, Muscat is an easy four hour drive from Dubai or five hours from Abu Dhabi. Likewise, the dramatic northern region of Musandam with its fjords and mountains can be reached by road conveniently from Dubai, a popular option for holidaymakers looking for something different.
Muscat’s Port Sultan Qaboos is considered the main maritime gateway to Oman. Because of its prime location, it is one of the major ports in the region and is a popular stop on international cruise itineraries.
Khasab Port in Musandam is also visited by cruise lines exploring this fascinating, rugged corner of the country.
Salalah Port in Oman’s south is an oft-visited port for international and regional cruise lines, with visitors to shore exploring fascinating historical sites, the famed Frankincense Trail, and lush green countryside during the annual Khareef summer monsoon.