Port of Call  Muscat, Oman

Muscat, Oman

Sage Ruby berthed at Port Sultan Qaboos cruise port, Oman. The cruise port is located in Mutrah, one of several coastal districts that make up Muscat.



Muscat Shore Excursions

Mutrah Corniche

Mutrah Corniche

Just across from the cruise port you’ll find the Mutrah Corniche, the promenade which runs along Mutrah bay, passing the Souk, Mutrah Fort, and Riyam Park to finally arrive at an outlook with an old watchtower. Stroll along the waterfront for wonderful views of the seashore, and the town of Mutrah.


Mutrah Souk

Mutrah Souk

A quarter of a mile along Mutrah cornice, lies the stepped entrance to Mutrah Souk, the oldest traditional market in Oman. You’ll find a hold host of local goods including silver, gold, silk, clothing, shoes, perfumes, dates and spices. Don’t forget to employ your best bargaining skills!


Riyam Park

Riyam Park

Towards the far end of the Corniche lies Riyam Park, a pleasant area planted with lush greenery. Above the park stands the famous ‘Incense burner’ tower, open afternoons and evenings.


Old Muscat

Old Muscat

The characterful district of Old Muscat has three impressive sights, the Sultan’s Palace,and the Al-Mirani and Al-Jalili forts, but they all forbid entrance to the general public. A more friendly visitor attraction is the Muscat Gate Museum, which has a number of interesting exhibits on Muscat’s mosques, harbors and forts. Old Muscat is located two miles southeast of the cruise port.


Marjan Beach

Marjan Beach

Omanis tend to view beaches as football pitches, rather than a place to top up your tan, so finding a friendly local public beach can be difficult, and many cruise passengers opt for an excursion to a private beach club. The best of the public beaches near Muscat is Marjan beach (aka the Ras Al Hamra PDO beach as it is next to the Petroleum Development Oman staff club) which offers good swimming and snorkeling. The beach is located 4 miles west of the cruise port, in the Ras Al Hamra district, and can be accessed by a taxi ride.


Cruisers' Comments

Anything you'd like to say about Muscat as a cruise destination?
LIKE our CruiseTimetables Facebook Page or FOLLOW our CruiseTimetables Google Plus Page to enjoy a boatload of cruise fun and information.
facebook icon
google plus icon
Cruise Timetables
Subscribe to Cruise Timetables RSS feed for Cruises Visiting Muscat, Oman
Subscribe

Cruises To Muscat, Oman


Arrivals
in 2014


October 2014
23

November 2014
14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 23 24
25 27 30

December 2014
05 07 08 09 10
11 14 17 21 23
24 25 28 30 31

Arrivals
in 2015


January 2015
04 05 06 07 08
11 12 14 18 21
22 25 28 29

February 2015
01 03 04 05 08
10 11 15 18 19
22 28

March 2015
01 05 08 15 18
19 22 23 26 27
29 31

April 2015
01 02 03 04 05
06 08 12 30

May 2015
05 18 31

June 2015
13

September 2015
17

October 2015
18 20 23 28 31

November 2015
08 12 15 16 17
18 21 22 23 27
28 29

December 2015
01 03 06 08 09
10 13 15 16 22
23 24 25 27 29
30

Arrivals
in 2016


January 2016
05 06 07 10 13
17 20 21 24 27
29 31

February 2016
03 04 07 10 14
17 18 21 24 28

March 2016
02 03 06 08 09
13 16 17 20 23
30

April 2016
24 29

May 2016
01 02 08

October 2016
22 27