Muscat (Oman)

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Muscat cruise port

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Local Time
2021-08-03 17:21

min: 85 °F (29 °C) / max: 105 °F (41 °C) 93°F
33.8°C
Wind: 72°/ 5 m/s  Gust: 5.3 m/sWind: 72°/ 5 m/s  Gust: 5.3 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature105 °F / 41 °C
85 °F / 30 °C
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Muscat is Oman's main cruise port, a major seaport and the capital city of Oman (country on the Arabian Peninsula's southeastern coast). Muscat Port (aka Port Sultan Qaboos) is actually in Dikkah (Al Muttrah).

Port Muscat (Mina Sultan Qaboos) is Oman's main cargo and containership port, with annual trade volume ~1,6 million tons. Most seaport facilities are state-owned and managed. The city is also served by Muscat International Airport, which has Terminal 1 (opened in 2018) and Terminal 2 (Old Terminal). Via regularly scheduled flights, Muscat Airport links Oman with UAE, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Turkey, Europe (Holland, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, France, Germany, UK, Russia), Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives.

Port Muscat (Oman) cruise port

Port Muscat has been an important commercial port since the 6th century BC when was controlled by the Persians. In the period 1508-1650, the town was ruled by Portugal, and in 1650-1741 - by Iran. In 1741, the city became Oman's capital.

The city is flanked by mountains and its waterfront is dominated by 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 Portuguese forts (Jalali and Mirani). Other tourist attractions include Bayt Al-Zubair Museum, Nakhi Fort, Muttrah Fort, Zazawi Mosque, Rostaq Fort, Bayt Al Naman Castle, Al Bustan Hotel, Ruwi (Muscat's business district), Nizwa City (~1,5 hours drive from downtown), Jabrin Town (near Nizwa).

The city's current-day economy is mainly based on trade, with traditional exports like dates, nacre (composite material produced by molluscs) and fish. Established in 1962, Petroleum Development Oman is the 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 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.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
19 October, 2021
Tuesday
Star Clippers Cruises cruise lineGolden Horizon08:0018:00
22 October, 2021
Friday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 607:0018:00
29 October, 2021
Friday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAbella08:0019:00
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