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Now booking cheap flights to Muscat from any major airport in the UK is as easy as you think. Just fill in your travel details to book a low cost airline to suit your finance. Once you disembark from your flight at the Muscat International Airport (MCT), avail our car hire facility to drop you at your hotel. By searching our site you get to avail various travel offers, discounts and guaranteed travel guidance from our experts.

Muscat offers myriad attractions and activities you can fall for. Crystal Travel makes is easy to help you find special discounts that allow you to explore, experience must-see sights as well as partake in various tourism sports and city tours to make your visit worthwhile.

Historical admirers can discover the ancient city of Nizwa and its forts which are the most striking cultural landmarks. Most of the forts date back to the 17th century with surrounding bazaars thriving with silver jewellery and various other handicrafts. You can also embark on a half-day Muscat city tour covering narrow alleys, expensive markets and architectural wonders.

Dare to drive up the Hajjar Moutains in a 4x4? The tallest peak is blessed with 400-year old mud houses that can be captured through this exciting drive. If you prefer to stay on the plains, you better head towards the North and the Batinah Coast, enjoy a dolphin cruise, explore seaports and beaches, inhale the sea breeze on Muscat's most paramount landmarks on an evening Dhow Cruise along the coast with a crispy snack on your plate.

Omani people and cuisine walk hand in hand as their hospitality produces the best of refreshments. An invitation to someone's home means coffee, a sweet dish or a cool drink to kill your thirst.

More substantial meals often have rice as the main ingredient with cooked meat. The most talked about and savored dish is Maqbous, a rice dish, tinged with saffron and cooked with various spices marinated with red or white meat. Aursia is a festive meal, served during celebrations, comprising of rice and other flavoured spices that can be ordered at various restaurants too.

Omani culinary dishes mainly consist of Khawa, Ruz Al Mudhroub, Muqalab, Maqdeed, Harees, Mishkak, Sakhana and Shuwa. The common ingredient is either fish, white or red meat dipped in several spices to excite your taste buds. Famous food courts and restaurants are plenty in Muscat. Kargeen Caffe, The Beach, Bin Ateeq, Mumtaz Mahal, Ubhar La Mer are few to be highly considered.

Muscat displays a hot, arid climate with long summers and warm winters. Temperatures reach as high as 49°C during summers. For sightseeing, the best time to fly into the city is between December to March as the air is moderate and pleasant, making it quite easy to tour around. Annual rainfall is very rare, mostly falling during winter months.

Muscat has surely come a long way from simple crowded bazaars to the ultra-modern gleaming shopping complexes and departmental stores. The city center has a number of shopping malls which are mainly situated in Qurum at the split of the main highway and the Al Khuwair facing various other markets and food courts.

The local produce in the super markets is reasonably priced with a good brand name and standard. There are various Indian and Middle Eastern furniture and handicraft shops with few antique galleries too.

Deciding a place to shop can be baffling. Al Araimi, Al Sarooj, Sabco Center, Lulu Hypermarket, Muscat Grand mall, City Plaza, Al Khamis Plaza are few names highly regarded among the ardent shoppers.

Muscat offers a captivating snapshot of the past and the present. Being Oman's commercial tourist destination, the city is undeniably modern with white-washed suburbs, multi-lane highways, brilliant coastlines, swanky restaurants and gigantic malls.

You will love admiring the city's past remains. Each and every district has a beguiling tale that draws not only international tourists, but even the locals too. The salty seafront is lined up with old forts, vivid mosques, beautifully sculpted Arabian building and sky-kissing museums.

Once described as 'beggarly poor town', today, the sprawling metropolis is a massive modern creation, magnetizing visitors and families from all over the globe.


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