Information & Facts
Taxies from Muscat International Airport can be found outside
the arrivals hall. Payment can be made before the ride at the taxi
counter outside of arrivals. They have a convenient fare chart for
major hotels and the cost is usually under 10 Omani Rial for the 20
mile (32 km) ride to the city centre. Taxies are also available for
transport to other cities inside Oman.
Short and long term pay-park facilities are available in front
of the terminal building.
Car rental facilities are available in the Public Concourse
outside the Arrival Area.
Taxis cost OMR 10 and are available outside the terminal
building. Otherwise Minibuses run from the highway just outside the
airport to Ruwi every 10 minutes throughout the day for 300
Tel: +968 2451 9223, +968 2451 8030.
OMR 5 for all departures (usually collected when
ticket is issued).
Seeb Airport is currently being enlarged and improved. There is
a currency exchange bureau, food courts in the arrivals and
departures section, a large, well-stocked duty free shop also in
both arrivals and departures, and a book shop. There are public
telephones, a prayer room and left luggage facilities.
The official language of Oman is Arabic, but English is
widely spoken. Hotel staff often also speak German and
The currency of Oman is the Omani Rial (OMR) divided into 1,000
baisa. Notes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 rials,
and 500, 250, 200 and 100 baiza. Foreign currency and travellers
cheques can be exchanged at banks, exchange bureaux, hotels and at
the airport. Outside banking hours, moneychangers operate between
4pm and 7pm in the evenings and at weekends. US Dollars are
recommended. American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are
readily accepted in large shops and hotels and by an increasing
number of traders in the souq. Most banks in cities and towns have
Local time is GMT +4.