Flights from Muscat
Muscat Airport Information
Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Muscat, the capital city of Oman. Muscat is situated on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman and has long been recognized for its strategic importance in the region as a trading port between the west and the east. Travelers flying out of Muscat use Muscat International Airport, formerly known as Seeb International Airport, a single-terminal air transit hub located at Muaskar Al Murtafa'a, approximately 19 miles from the central business district. More than 30 major airlines fly out of this airport, including Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Air India, British Airways and Lufthansa.
Parking at Muscat International Airport
Muscat International Airport provides three parking lots for travelers driving to the airport. Car park No. 1, located in front of the terminal building, is only available for short-term parking for up to six hours. The cost to park in this lot is 0.500 bz. Car park No. 2, located east of the terminal building, allows long-term parking for up to 48 hours. The cost is RO 2/- per day. Car park No. 3, located west of the terminal building, allows long-term parking for periods longer than 24 hours. The cost to park in this lot is RO 2/- per day.
Muscat International Airport Ground Transportation
Muscat does not have a public rail system. It offers an extensive bus system, but the airport's official website recommends that passengers travel by taxi to access the airport. Taxis charge a negotiated flat fee. Travelers should be aware of the typical cost to travel to specific destinations in Muscat before hailing a taxi, because negotiating the fare with the driver before getting into the taxi can signal the traveler's unfamiliarity with the area. The cost of a taxi from downtown to the airport should be no more than approximately RO 10.000, depending on the origination point. Standard fares to many points in the Muscat area are published on the airport's website. Another option is to arrange for a car for hire. Many of the local hotels offer free shuttle services to the airport as well.
Restaurant Options at the Muscat International Airport
Muscat International Airport provides two options for travelers who want to grab a bite to eat before a flight. The Woodlands Restaurant & Bar is located on the first floor of the departures area and serves quality Indian cuisine. There is also a small coffee shop in the departures lounge where you can get coffee or breakfast. Easily find budget dining options in the downtown area and book cheap flights from Muscat by using Orbitz.com as your travel planner.
Flights to Jeddah
Airports in Jeddah
Getting flights to Jeddah doesn't have to be a cumbersome task. Orbitz.com allows travelers to book flights and hotels, often at steep discounts. The primary airport operating in Jeddah is the King Abdulaziz Airport. Located just 11.8 miles north of Jeddah, it is convenient for tourists and business travelers alike. Several international airlines travel to the airport, including British Airways, Egypt Air, Middle East Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and several others.
Transportation from the Airport
Rental car services are available straight from the airport terminal. Passengers can book rentals before leaving home through Orbitz.com online services. Booking online is often the best choice for the budget conscious traveler because it is possible to get deals on car rentals, as well as hotels and return flights.
Weather in Jeddah
Jeddah has a dry, warm climate with temperatures ranging from 106?F in the summer to 61?F in the winter. Therefore, tourists can pack lightly with shorts, tanks, and other warm weather gear all year. Sunscreen is also a good idea, especially when traveling in the summer months.
Activities in Jeddah
Any vacation planner will want to make an itinerary of Jeddah's most famed tourist destinations, and there is something exciting for anyone. Those who want to add a little culture to their vacation will love the Naseef House, a fully restored home set amongst the ruins of Jeddah's former trading district. There is also the Al-Tayibat City Museum for International Civilisation, a sprawling 300 room palace full of artifacts from times gone by. Those more interested in fine dining will appreciate the Asian seafood provided at Green Island. This restaurant actually sits on top of the water with green panels making up the floor so diners can view the sea life down below. Add to this a stunning natural landscape, and it's easy to see why world travelers catch flights to Jeddah all year round.
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