Muscat is a major seaport and the capital city of Oman (Arab country on Arabian Peninsula's southeastern coast). The city is flanked by mountains, it's waterfront is dominated by the Al-Alam Palace (the residence of Oman's sultan in the Old Town). The Old Town also features a labyrinth of old buildings guarded by two 16th century-built Portuguese forts (Jalali and Mirani). Another tourist attraction is the Natural History Museum of Bayt Al-Zubair, Nakhi Fort, Muttrah Fort, Zazawi Mosque, Al Bustan Hotel, Rostaq Fort, Bayt Al Naman Castle, Ruwi (city's main business district), Nizwa City (around 1,5 hours drive from Muscat), Jabrin Town (near Nizwa).
Port Muscat has been of great importance since the 6th century BC, when was controlled by the Persians. In the period 1508-1650, the town was ruled by the Portuguese, and in 1650-1741 - by the Iranians. In 1741, Muscat became country's capital.
City's economy is based on trade, with traditional exports like dates, nacre (composite material produced by molluscs) and fish. Established in 1962, Petroleum Development Oman is country's second largest employer (after Oman's government). Company's largest shareholders are Royal Dutch Shell (British-Dutch), Total SA (French) and Partex Corporation (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal). City's largest trade companies are Suhail Bahwan Group (local partner of Toshiba, Subaru, Seiko, Hewlett-Packard, GM, RAK Ceramics), Saud Bahwan Group (local partner of Toyota, Daihatsu, KIA, Hertz Car Rentals), Zubair Automotive (local partner of Mitsubishi, and Chrysler).
Port Muscat (Mina Sultan Qaboos) is Oman's main cargo port, with annual trade volume around 1.6 million tons. Most seaport facilities are Oman government-owned and managed. The city is also served by Muscat International Airport, which has Terminal 1 (opened in 2018) and Terminal 2 (Old Terminal).
Port Muscat cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Muscat, Oman. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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The Muscat cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Muscat, Oman.
If you lose the Muscat location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
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