About Muscat

The pulsating heart of Oman!

Muscat Governorate is considered the pulsating heart of Oman. It is linked to Port Sultan Qaboos by Muttrah Corniche where the visitor to Muscat can view the wonderful variety of nature: golden beaches, mountainous heights, and golden sand dunes (Bawshar Sands).

Perhaps what is striking about Muscat Governorate and its states is the breathtaking intermingling of ancient cultural heritage and modern style. You will see houses, gates, old markets, small shops, and winding roads redolent of authentic history, side by side with modern markets, shops, buildings, and streets stamped with modern architecture. This allows Oman to preserve its historic character, and at the same time enjoying its contemporary spirit. Muscat is renowned as one of the cleanest Arab capitals, and has gained the honour of winning the Cleanest Arab City Contest several consecutive times.

Muscat as a city has played a prominent historical role due to its strategic location.

Quick Facts

CALLING: The calling code to Oman is +968. Arabic is the official language though English is widely spoken. The capital city is Muscat.

CLIMATE: We expect very nice and mild sunny days during the congress with temperatures within the twenty four to twenty nine degrees celsius.

CURRENCY: OMR is the official currency in Oman. The exchange rate is US$1= OMR 2.60.

SAFETY: Muscat is quite safe yet it is recommended to always have a cellphone and your identification card on hand at all times.