Sail Date: December 2018
Jumped in a taxi for a 1 hour tour. 30 euro well spent and saw the main parts
Jumped in a taxi for a 1 hour tour. 30 euro well spent and saw the main parts Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
Best port, you can walk to the shops and souk. We hired a taxi for one hour (30 euros) and did the highlights which was amazing tour
Best port, you can walk to the shops and souk. We hired a taxi for one hour (30 euros) and did the highlights which was amazing tour Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Really clean, quiet, smooth roads, amazing hotels. Quite a surprise to be honest as we hadn’t done any research. We took a taxi for circa 4-5 hours and went to some places as recommended to the other couple we shared with and that cost ... Read More
Really clean, quiet, smooth roads, amazing hotels. Quite a surprise to be honest as we hadn’t done any research. We took a taxi for circa 4-5 hours and went to some places as recommended to the other couple we shared with and that cost us $160. If you’re not up for a taxi ride, there’s a Souk within walking distance of the port and that’s a nice way to spend a few hours. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
We actually didn’t explore Muscat as much as we did the rest of this beautiful country. This is an overnight stop so it’s possible to rent a car, go for a road trip, and stay ashore overnight.
We actually didn’t explore Muscat as much as we did the rest of this beautiful country. This is an overnight stop so it’s possible to rent a car, go for a road trip, and stay ashore overnight. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Used Get your Guide and enjoyed another trip around Muscat...Grande Mosque, Gold Souk, Fish market, tour through the banana fields...they have an amazing beach.
Used Get your Guide and enjoyed another trip around Muscat...Grande Mosque, Gold Souk, Fish market, tour through the banana fields...they have an amazing beach. Read Less
19 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
We were in Muscat on a Friday, the Muslim holy day. That meant that the Grand Mosque along with other sites and museums were closed. The cruise ship offered tours to these places. However, fine print showed that they would not be visiting ... Read More
We were in Muscat on a Friday, the Muslim holy day. That meant that the Grand Mosque along with other sites and museums were closed. The cruise ship offered tours to these places. However, fine print showed that they would not be visiting the interiors if on a Friday. Based on that, we decided not to book a tour through the ship. There is a shuttle bus that goes from the ship to the port entrance, as it is an industrial port. Once outside the port, there are a lot of taxis. We always skip the first few layer of cab drivers to get to those on the outskirts. We negotiated $5 per person per hour with a driver. We grabbed two other couples to come with us. Our driver was very nice and knowledgeable. He took us to the souk first, as it closes early. I had read that it closed at 1pm, but locals indicated that it closed at 11:30am. It might be advisable to walk to the souks first and grab a cab from there once you've completed shopping. We didn't spend a lot of time there as the cab driver was waiting for us. After the souk, we went to the palace, saw the forts behind the palace, drove to an viewpoint of the harbor, a couple of beaches, the Opera House exterior (it's closed on Friday), and the Grand Mosque exterior. Because we were at the mosque later in the day after mid-day services, it wasn't overcrowded. Our driver took us to a drive-up tea shop before heading back to the port. In all, our tour was a little less than 4 hours, and we paid $20 pp, which was a lot less than the cruise ship offerings. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
I think it was here that the hop on hop off bus was ....€70 !!! A ridiculous price. We got driven about by a nice taxi driver who took pictures inside the mosque for me. A pleasant trip but not much scope to wander round
I think it was here that the hop on hop off bus was ....€70 !!! A ridiculous price. We got driven about by a nice taxi driver who took pictures inside the mosque for me. A pleasant trip but not much scope to wander round Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Peaceful, relaxing time spend on a dhow. Azamara guests only, which was nice. Plenty of water given to guests.
Peaceful, relaxing time spend on a dhow. Azamara guests only, which was nice. Plenty of water given to guests. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
Lovely place, though we got in on a Friday so the grand mosque was closed and the other places all closed at lunch
Lovely place, though we got in on a Friday so the grand mosque was closed and the other places all closed at lunch Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Muscat was a real suprise to be honest - a beautiful modern city and our private tour guide Nasser from Sunshine Tours Oman gave us a wonderful tour of his city. Our dealings with Sunshine Tours were always specific and responses were ... Read More
Muscat was a real suprise to be honest - a beautiful modern city and our private tour guide Nasser from Sunshine Tours Oman gave us a wonderful tour of his city. Our dealings with Sunshine Tours were always specific and responses were immediate to all of my questions. Although I wasn't sure what there was to see beforehand the day was full and included a wonderful feast of Omani fruit and cake at Mohammed's house, a visit to the Opera House which was stunning, and seeing many of the beautiful features of this amazing city. Nasser was a great guide who I highly recommend and we all enjoyed a fantastic day. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
we had private tour arranged through CC of local area including grand mosque, Sultans palace, Opera house and souk. Very interesting.
we had private tour arranged through CC of local area including grand mosque, Sultans palace, Opera house and souk. Very interesting. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We exploored the area ourselves on foot, we left the ship and walked to the souk, lots of beautiful smells and colours. We walked out of the back of the souk into the back streets, a real warren of streets and alleys. The whole of the town ... Read More
We exploored the area ourselves on foot, we left the ship and walked to the souk, lots of beautiful smells and colours. We walked out of the back of the souk into the back streets, a real warren of streets and alleys. The whole of the town was so clean and everyone was very friendly. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
We had been before so had already seen all the important sights. We did ponder taking the hop on hop off bus but were shocked when we tried to book them outside the ship and they were selling tickets at the same rate as the ship tickets ... Read More
We had been before so had already seen all the important sights. We did ponder taking the hop on hop off bus but were shocked when we tried to book them outside the ship and they were selling tickets at the same rate as the ship tickets which are a lot more than what we have paid in other cities for the same company. We took a taxi to a nice hotel and used their facilities at a rate which included a nice beach and a wonderful swimming pool. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2018
Visited the Grand Mosque independently. Took a taxi from port gates and was charged 20 dirhams to take us to the mosque, wait and return to port. Approx 2 hrs which was perfect. Note that the mosque is only open until 11a.m.for non ... Read More
Visited the Grand Mosque independently. Took a taxi from port gates and was charged 20 dirhams to take us to the mosque, wait and return to port. Approx 2 hrs which was perfect. Note that the mosque is only open until 11a.m.for non Muslims, and ladies need to wear long trousers and cover head with scarf. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
We simply took the free shuttle to the gate and walked to the Souk. Turn left out of the port and keep walking straight. It was very interesting and only a 10/15 minutes walk from the boat. It was good to enjoy the boat as it was quiet ... Read More
We simply took the free shuttle to the gate and walked to the Souk. Turn left out of the port and keep walking straight. It was very interesting and only a 10/15 minutes walk from the boat. It was good to enjoy the boat as it was quiet with all the day trippers being on tours. Read Less

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