Flights from Amman
Flying From Amman
Amman is the capital city of Jordan, and it has a population of over 2.8 million. Serving this large population is the Queen Alia International Airport, located about 20 miles from the city center, and the Amman City Airport in East Amman. Cheap flights from Amman can be found using Orbitz.com, and international flights will likely depart from the Queen Alia Airport. The smaller Amman City Airport only handles military and domestic flights, with some routes available to nearby countries. Some of the air carriers operating out of the Queen Alia Airport include British Airways, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian and Austrian Airlines.
Parking at Queen Alia International Airport
Parking is available at the airport on both a short-term and long-term basis. The long-term car park is a guarded area off the access road, with space for 680 vehicles. Transportation is provided from the lot to the terminal by shuttle van every 10 minutes. There are four short-term parks available near the terminals.
Transportation to Queen Alia International Airport
Transportation to the airport is provided by taxi service or public bus service. The taxis are metered, with costs of around $28 for the approximately 25-minute ride from the city to the airport. The buses are considerably less costly, with fares of around $2 for the 35-minute ride from city center.
A Meal Before Leaving
For those looking to have a meal before leaving on one of the available cheap flights from Amman, 32 North at the Grand Hyatt Amman serves a delicious breakfast buffet featuring omelets and waffles. For a more traditional meal, Diwan Shahrayar in the Le Royal Hotel Amman offers several traditional Arabic favorites.
Flights to Muscat
Muscat International Airport Information
Muscat International Airport is located 19.8 miles from Muscat and is the largest airport in Oman. Flights to Muscat arrive from over two dozen cities in the Middle East and Europe. Orbitz.com searches all flights to Muscat to find you cheap air tickets. Thirty-four airlines service the airport, including Air India Express, Iraqi Airways and Pakistan International Airlines.
Transportation from the Airport
Private taxis are available in the terminal building outside the arrival hall. It is recommended that you negotiate the rate with your driver and pay at the taxi counter before leaving. Fares will vary between 7.00 and 55.00 OMR, depending on your final destination and the rate you are able to agree on with the taxi driver. Three rental car companies operate out of the arrivals concourse: Honk, Europcar, and Zoom. Prices range from 8.73 to 28.10 OMR per day, depending on the type of vehicle you use and how long you plan to drive it.
Climate in Muscat
Similar to most cities in the Middle East, Muscat has a warm climate year-round. The average yearly temperature is in the mid-80s, with July reaching highs over 100º F and January lows dipping into the mid-60s. Muscat receives an average of 3.9 inches of rain annually. The driest months occur May through September, while January is the wettest month. Humidity averages between 60 and 70 percent year-round.
Things to Do in Muscat
The Royal Opera House is an architectural marvel. The outside is gorgeous; however, to see the inside you must purchase tickets to a show. Wadi Shab is a beautiful valley that locals call a paradise; crystal-clear turquoise water is surrounded by mountains. You can use the Orbitz.com website to plan your entire trip, as well as book cheap flights to Muscat.
InterContinental MuscatAl Kharjiya Street, Al Shati Area, Muscat 5.0 out of 5.0
Nestled on the beach, this Shatti Al Qurum hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Royal Opera House Muscat, Qurum Beach, and Qurum Park. Ras Al Hamra Golf Club and Muscat ...
Mutrah HotelMutrah Street, Jibro, Muscat 3.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Muscat hotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Sultan's Armed Forces Museum, Muttrah Souq, and Bait Al Baranda Museum. Mutrah ...
Park Inn by Radisson MuscatSultan Qaboos Street, Muscat 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Muscat, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Avenues Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex and Oman ...
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton HotelMuscat 114 Oman, Muscat 5.0 out of 5.0
This Muscat resort is on the beach, 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Marina Bandar Al Rowdha, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Qantab Beach and Kalbuh Park. Riyam Park and Qasr ...
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & SpaBarr Al Jissah, Muscat 5.0 out of 5.0
Located by the bay of Al Jissah, this Muscat resort village consists of three luxury hotels set in 124-acre grounds against a backdrop of mountains, desert and ...
Best Western Premier MuscatWay 3341, (Off Dohat Al Adab Street), Muscat 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Al Khuwair, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Oman Natural History Museum, Avenues Mall, and Royal Opera House Muscat. Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex ...
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