Oman’s capital, and far and away its largest city, Muscat offers a summary of the country’s past and present. The city is quite modern and is now home to a population getting towards one million, approximately 25% country’s total. It’s here that you’ll find Oman at its most contemporary and commercial, exemplified by the string of opulent hotels which line the city’s sand-fringed coastline, backed up by first clas restaurants and modern malls, and honeycombed with a network of roaring, multi-lane highways. It’s also unquestionably the commercial and administrative powerhouse of modern Oman, from the stately government buildings which line the main highway into town through to the high-rise office blocks of Ruwi’s Central Business District.

Significant reminders of the city’s past remain, however. These include, most notably, the engaging port district of Muttrah and the nearby quarter of Old Muscat spread out along a salty seafront lined with old Portuguese forts, colourful mosques and assorted traditional Arabian buildings (many now converted to smale-scale museums). These are the places where you’ll get the strongest sense of Muscat’s sometimes elusive appeal, with its beguiling atmosphere of old-time, small-town Arabian somnolence, quite different from the somewhat faceless modern suburbs to the west. Muttrah and neighbouring Ruwi also offer the city’s most interesting streetlife, and the best view of the patchwork of cultures which make up the city: Omani, Indian and Pakistani, with an occasional hint of Zanzibari, Baluchi and Iranian thrown in for good measure – a living memory of the city’s surprisingly cosmopolitan past. Feel free to give us a call for more info on Muscat and to book your great value cruise deal on 01737 646417


Here are some holidays which include this destination and holiday type

Refine by:


The Cruise proudly presents:
Sort by
Holidays per page

Make an Enquiry

For a quick and simple way to enquire, fill in our online enquiry form...

Get in touch

Call us on:
01737 646412
We are open 7 days a week

Request a call back

Why not request a free call back from one of our specialists...

Click here

Over 20 years experience...
Call us: 01737 646412

Why Choose to Cruise With Us

  • We offer exemplary service from the day you book, until the day you book again!
  • We print and send all documents with Luggage Labels & Ticket Wallet
  • We collect and and process all your compulsory Advanced Passenger Information (API)
  • We offer flexible worldwide cruising, including single & multi-centre, bespoke itineraries and cruise & stay
  • We have personal experience, knowledge and expertise on every cruise we offer
  • We take reservations between 8am - 10pm everyday
  • We are 100% independent, honest & passionate about Cruise
  • We only offer the most highly rated & reviewed hotels on our Cruise & Stay Holidays
  • Your money is safe with us, we are fully ABTA & ATOL Bonded

Our brands

you can also Ski, Sail or Discover

We have teamed up with some great partners to offer you the complete range of travel options. If you are looking for some winter snow action, a voyage of discovery or that dream location to enjoy your special day, The has it all covered