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Muscat Oman Cruise Port Guide


Fairy tale gateway to the splendors of the Sultanate of Oman; a must-see stop on any cruise to the Middle East.

The pier is located in a subdivision called Muttrah, the original old town, with a large souq. A 3 minute shuttle will bring you to the port gate. After being dropped off by the port bus at the main gate, turn left along the path on the same side of the road and walk to the new fish and meat market (single story white building with modern roof.  Keep walking on the pavement until you come to the traffic lights and cross over using these or the pedestrian bridge to the Muttrah souq.

At the port gate there are plenty of taxis. If you plan to use a taxi they are not metered but the rates are set by the government: 10 Rial (20 Euro) per hour for the first 3 hours, 7 Rial per hour thereafter.

Before the discovery of oil, Muttrah was the center of commerce in Oman (Muscat). It is still a center of commerce as one of largest sea ports of the region is located there.

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Situated on a striking cove on the gulf of Oman, ringed by striking volcanic mountains and guarded by two ancient Portuguese forts, diminutive Muscat is the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. Its architecture is a picturesque blend of Arab, Indian, African and European styles. No highrises here, but a rather spread out city with buildings no higher than 8 floors.