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      Travel to Musandam and Muscat with a 3 yr old

      Oman Feb 26, 2015 at 8:16 AM

      Hi, am planning to travel from Dubai to Khasab on early Jan 2016 and would like to get advice on the following -
      1. Where can I find reputable companies to hire in Dubai to drive (one way) to Khasab and stop along Sharjah and one or two other attractions along the way?
      2. Is it true that ferry to Muscat is sometimes cancelled? If cancelled, is it easy to fly to Muscat via Oman Air or will have to spend an extra night? Is the 5 hour ferry worth the time to Muscat?

      Here's my general plan
      Fly into Dubai -> Khasab (1 Night) -> Muscat for 3 nights -> head home

      Thank you VTers!

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    • Swimsuits at hotels?

      Oman Feb 15, 2015 at 10:44 AM

      I am going to Muscat Oman next week, I know that I (as a woman) have to cover myself more than what I am used to in hot countries, but what about swimsuits at the hotel pool, or at the beach?
      Grateful for an answer!
      //L

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      which is the best spot to take night shots of the city of muscat

      Muscat Jun 30, 2014 at 7:09 AM

      hi,
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      Muscat Apr 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM

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      Is a car essential in Muscat?

      Muscat Apr 16, 2014 at 1:33 AM

      We will be in Muscat for three days at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah which, I know, is a little far out from Muscat centre and from the Grand Mosque. We will stay there prior our two weeks self-drive all over Oman but we did not order a car for our days in Muscat. Are taxis easily available? Are there taxi stands at, say, the Grand Mosque, the soukh, LuLu hypermarket, etc.? Or is it better to have your own car? We're not very keen on driving in Muscat ...
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      Muscat Feb 19, 2014 at 11:15 AM

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      Muscat in April

      Muscat Feb 18, 2014 at 6:45 AM

      Does anyone have any experience with the Ramada Hotel in Muscat?

      I am considering booking there for a business trip in April, but haven't seen any real reviews yet.

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    • Left / Storage Luggage at Muscat Airport

      Muscat Jan 12, 2014 at 1:29 PM

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    • Transit Visa for Muscat

      Muscat Dec 15, 2013 at 7:23 AM

      i am travelling from Malaysia to Muscat and after 48 hours i am travelling to karachi via Oman air.I need a transit visa for Muscat.As i am a Pakistani National can i get transit Visa?Please help me out

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      Muscat Nov 11, 2013 at 3:53 PM

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      Muscat Oct 17, 2013 at 6:03 AM

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      Muscat Sep 20, 2013 at 2:52 PM

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      Is it worth a trip?

      Muscat May 21, 2013 at 1:32 AM

      Yes, I know that almost EVERY place is worth the visit, if you know what to look for.!
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      Muscat Stop Over 10 Hours

      Muscat Apr 30, 2013 at 7:28 AM

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      Muscat accomodation that is lisenced

      Muscat Feb 7, 2013 at 5:14 PM

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      4 Answers Apr 21, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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      Airport Fare

      Muscat Jan 25, 2013 at 4:07 AM

      I will be traveling to muscat in a week. I would like to know how much does it cost for taxi from the international airport to Al Khuwair?

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      April too hot?

      Muscat Jan 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM

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      Need Info

      Muscat Dec 10, 2012 at 1:04 AM

      Hello All,

      I would be travelling to Dubai via Muscat.Would be in transit at the airport for two hours.Can anyone suggest good areas to roam around at the airport ?

      thanks,
      Chetan.

      1 Answer Dec 10, 2012 at 1:09 AM
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      2 days in Muscat

      Muscat Nov 16, 2012 at 12:55 AM

      I'm planing to be in Muscat in February for 2 days. Can someone tell me which is the best area in Muscat to stay? I don't want to stay at the beach, I would prefer to stay somewhere in old town or somewhere close maybe? I saw that the city is very spread out. Any nice but not too expensive accommodation? Thanks for your support folks!

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      Long overnight flight stay with 6 yr old

      Muscat Aug 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM

      I am travelling to India in Oct & I found very cheap flights but problem is I have long overlay in both directions.
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      14 Answers Aug 29, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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      4WD rental in Muscat

      Muscat Jan 28, 2012 at 11:49 AM

      Can anyone recommend a good car rental agency in Muscat that rents 4WD vehicles ? When I check on-line, the rental agencies I look at don't seem to offer them, but I have heard that renting 4WD in Oman is very common.

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      Day trips to Wadi Bani Awf

      Muscat Jan 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM

      Are there tour operators in Muscat that run day trips to Wadi Bani Awf ? If so, can anyone give me the names of a couple of them ?

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      Muscat day trip from cruise ship

      Muscat Nov 7, 2011 at 2:08 PM

      Hi All

      Coming to Muscat from the cruise ship for a day trip. I dont know where the ship docks. Can anyone suggest how to go about from the docks and where we should go for this short trip. I have been there before and remember walking along the sea.Any nice place for a beer?
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    • driving in Oman

      Muscat Nov 5, 2011 at 10:00 PM

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    • From Mutrah to old muscat

      Muscat Nov 3, 2011 at 10:55 AM

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      3 Answers Dec 25, 2011 at 8:14 AM