Muscat International Airport (MCT)

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Muscat International Airport (MCT)
AddressMuscat, Oman
Telephone+968 2451 9223.
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Greenwich Mean Time: GMT/UTC -0
LocationThe airport is located about 26km (16 miles) west of central Muscat.
Airport codeMCT
Airport newsA second terminal is scheduled for completion during 2016.
Driving directionsThe airport is directly linked to the city via Route 1, Sultan Qaboos Street.
Car rentalInternational car rental companies Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are represented at the airport, along with a number of local operators.
Public transport and taxisBus: Most hotels operate courtesy bus services to and from the airport for their guests. There are, however, public buses running along Sultan Qaboos Street that’s just a couple of minutes walk from the terminal. Journey time into the city centre is about 20-25 minutes.
Taxi: There is an official taxi desk (tel: +968 2451 8780) in the terminal. The 25-minute trip into the city centre costs between RO10,000-15,000.
Car parkingPublic parking is available immediately outside the airport grounds, and a free shuttle bus operates between the car park and the terminal.
Information and help desksAn information desk is available near the main terminal entrance.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Several ATMs are available in the airport, operating in a number of currencies. There are also bureau de change services for currency exchange.
Communications: Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the terminal, as are pay telephones. A post office is also available to passengers.
Food: There is a good choice of cafés, fast food outlets and restaurants both in Arrivals and Departures, along with an Irish-style pub.
Shopping: Duty-free is available in International Departures and Arrivals, offering a variety of goods including souvenirs, alcohol, perfumes and tobacco.
Luggage: Trolleys are available, along with porter service.
Other facilities: Other services available at Muscat International Airport include baby-changing facilities, a first-aid centre and shower facilities. A mosque is also located just outside the terminal.
Conference and business facilitiesThere are currently no meeting facilities at the airport, but these services are available at a number of larger hotels in the area, with one of the nearest being the Golden Tulip Seeb Muscat (tel: +968 2451 4444;, which is a short distance from the terminal grounds.
Disabled facilitiesThe airport is fully accessible, with lifts and escalators connecting the three levels. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.
Airport hotelsThere are currently no on-site hotels at Muscat International Airport. However, there are a number of quality accommodation options nearby and even more in the city centre or along the coast.

Golden Tulip Seeb Hotel
The 4-star Golden Tulip Seeb Hotel is located immediately across the Sultan Qaboos Road (roughly a five-minute drive from the airport) and features a number of bars, a restaurant, outdoor pool and extensive meeting and event facilities.
Exhibition Street
Muscat, Oman
Tel: +968 2451 4444.

The Chedi
The Chedi is a luxury hotel located on Oman’s coastline roughly 10km (6 miles) from the airport and provides facilities to guests that include several restaurants, outdoor pools, meeting rooms and comprehensive spa and fitness facilities.
North Ghubra 32, Way No 3215, Street 46
Muscat, Oman
Tel: +968 2452 4400.
Full airport nameMuscat International Airport
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