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a VirtualTourist member from Bydgoszcz asked on Oct 8, 2014


Staying in Muscat

Hi VT gurus
Next month I am taking a challenge and go (alone) to Muscat. I intend to stay there for couple of days and take a few one/two days trips outside the city.

I have a few questions.
1. Can anyone recommend me a decent hotel close to the city center, which does not ruin my budget, around $100 per night. Do I ask for moon searching for a hotel with a small piece of greenery around?
2. Can anyone point me out a reliable tour agency for my trips? ---- prices?
3.Is it a good idea to rent a car and driving alone? --- personal and traffic (whithin/out the city) safety?
4. Is my Polish driving licence valid in Oman? Or I need international one.
5. Is something worth seeing around that is not widely known,a less touristy spot but still interesting ( including scenery)
6. Is a public transport in Muscat as bad as is said ?
7. What is avarage cost of modest living in Muscat?
I would be extremely greatful for your response. :))

5 Answers

answered on 10/8/14 by
a VT member from Kalmthout

We will be in Oman next month, too.
2) our travel agent works with Mark Tours
4) you need an international drivers icence
6) as far as we are informed, public transport is almost unexistant. Taxis is the way to go (or drive).

answered on 10/9/14 by
a VT member from Sydney

I have answered your question (you posted this twice)

answered on 10/9/14 by
a VT member from Penticton

I spend some time in Muscat as well and found that hiring a taxi for a day or so is the way to go. Investigate first what there is to see and make up a list. Then possible through your hotel, get your taxi, make a firm deal price wise and go and see the city and points close by. The pictures I have included are but a few places to see. Enjoy, Gerry, the_dutchman

answered on 10/9/14 by
a VT member from Penticton

By the way, the Safeer Hotel in my pictures above was quite nice and only $60. / night. Gerry

answered on 10/10/14 by
a VT member from Bydgoszcz

Thanks a lot for your advice!
The Safeer Hotel Suite hasn't free rooms at that time.:( What a pity.:(

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