Port Qaboos, Oman
Port Sultan Qaboos is Oman's premier maritime gateway. It is the largest port in Muscat and enjoys a prime location in the politically stable Sultanate of Oman. Situated in a natural harbour 250 Kilometers south of the Strait of Hormuz on the Indian Ocean coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Port Sultan Qaboos' location makes it an ideal hub, not only for the Arabian Gulf but also the Indian Sub-continent and markets in East and South Africa.
Muscat is distinguished by the presence of citadels, forts, towers, walls, gates and historical houses. The city has numerous mosques including the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Ruwi Mosque and Zawawi Mosque. There are also a number of museums of interest in Muscat, including the Museum of Omani Heritage and the National Museum of Oman.
Things to See & Do
* City walls
* Historical houses
* Al Mirani Fort
* The Museum of Omani Heritage
* Kalbou Beach Park
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rial (OMR)
Language – Arabic
Land Area – 1,500 km² (Muscat Governorate)
Population – 734,700 approx(Muscat Governorate)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 968
Port Location – The Port of Sultan Qaboos is located approximately 5km from the city centre of Muscat Governorate.
Travel Links - Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport are the two main airports in Oman. Muscat International Airport around 25 km (16 mi) from the city's business district of Ruwi and 15 to 20 km from the main residential localities.
The Oman Ferries Company maintains the two diesel-powered, high-speed, car ferries – Shinas and Hormouz. The ferries are used for travel between Muscat and Khasab. Khasab is strategically located in Musandam on the southern tip of the Strait of Hormuz and is controlled by Oman. Mainland Oman is separated by a small strip of UAE territory from Musandam.