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Welcome to Muscat International Airport

The airport is located 20 miles (32km) west of Muscat city centre.

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

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.

Car Parking

Short and long term pay-park facilities are available in front of the terminal building.

Car Rental

Car rental facilities are available in the Public Concourse outside the Arrival Area.

City Transfers

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 fils.


Tel: +968 2451 9223, +968 2451 8030.

Departure Tax
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 French.

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 ATMs.

Local time is GMT +4.
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