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Planning a trip to Muscat, Muscat Governorate, Oman

8th May to 14th May, 2024Budget Friendly Flight
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Things to do in Muscat in May

Day 1 - Wednesday 8th, May
afternoon -

Arrive in Muscat and check in to the hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the Muttrah Corniche and Muttrah Souq for a taste of local culture and shopping. Be sure to check out the beautiful Al Jalali and Al Mirani forts nearby as well.

Day 2 - Thursday 9th, May
morning -

Begin the day with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a stunning architectural masterpiece. Then, head to the Bait Al Zubair Museum to learn about Omani culture and history.

afternoon -

For lunch, try the local shawarma at Al Khuwair Street Food ( Then, visit the Bait Al Baranda Museum to explore the maritime history of Oman.

evening -

End the day with a stroll along Qurum Beach and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Head to the Corniche for a seafood dinner at Bin Ateeq

Day 3 - Friday 10th, May
morning -

Take an early morning flight to Wadi Shab. Explore the beautiful Wadi Shab and take a refreshing swim in the natural pools.

afternoon -

For lunch, try the traditional Omani cuisine at Khalooh restaurant in Tiwi village.

evening -

Head back to Muscat and relax at the hotel or visit Al Mouj Marina for a leisurely evening by the waterfront.

Day 4 - Saturday 11th, May
morning -

Start the day with a visit to the Royal Opera House Muscat for a guided tour of this architectural marvel. Then, explore the nearby Omani French Museum for a glimpse into the cultural exchange between Oman and France.

afternoon -

Enjoy a delicious Indian meal at Mumtaz Mahal Restaurant in Muscat for lunch.

evening -

Spend the evening at the Qantab Beach for a relaxing beach experience and try some local seafood at the nearby beachside restaurants.

Day 5 - Sunday 12th, May
morning -

Visit the Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art to explore the rich Omani heritage and contemporary art scene.

afternoon -

Enjoy a traditional Omani meal at Kargeen Caffe in a relaxed garden setting.

evening -

Head to Al Jalali and Al Mirani forts for a spectacular view of Muscat by night.

Day 6 - Monday 13th, May
morning -

Take an early morning flight to Nizwa and explore the historic Nizwa Fort and traditional souq.

afternoon -

Enjoy a traditional Omani lunch at Bait Al Safah restaurant in Nizwa.

evening -

Drive to Jebel Akhdar and explore the stunning mountain landscapes. Enjoy the cool climate and beautiful views before heading back to Muscat.

Day 7 - Tuesday 14th, May
morning -

Spend the morning at the Qurum Natural Park for a peaceful nature walk and enjoy the scenic beauty.

afternoon -

Head to Al Bahri Road for a delicious seafood lunch at D'Arcy's Kitchen.

evening -

Depart from Muscat and head to the airport for your return flight to Delhi.

Weather in Muscat in Invalid date
Avg Temp28°C to 36°C
Chance of Rain20%

Muscat has a hot desert climate with long, hot summers and short, mild winters. May is a hot month in Muscat, with average temperatures ranging from 28°C to 36°C. The humidity levels are also high during this time of year, averaging around 60%. The chance of rain is very low, but it is not uncommon to experience a brief shower or thunderstorm during the summer months. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for Oman

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Muscat

Clothing & Apparel

Lightweight cotton clothing -

Cotton T-shirts, shirts, and breathable fabrics are the best travel clothing for warm weather, they are light to pack and dry quickly

Long, loose-fitting clothing -

This will help protect you from the sun's strong UV rays.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure your shoes are comfortable and supportive.

A scarf or wrap -

This can be used as a sunshade, a headscarf, or a shawl.

Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun's strong rays.

A light jacket -

For when the evenings get chilly.


Reusable water bottle -

The tap water in Muscat is safe to drink, but it's always a good idea to have a reusable water bottle on hand.

Sunscreen -

The sun's rays are strong in Oman, so make sure to apply sunscreen regularly.

Insect repellent -

There are mosquitoes in Muscat, so it's a good idea to bring insect repellent with you.

First-aid kit -

This is always a good idea to have on hand, especially if you're planning on doing any hiking or other outdoor activities.

Toiletries -

Make sure to pack all of your essential toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, and toothpaste.

Travel documents -

Your passport, visa (if required), and travel insurance documents are all essential items that you should keep with you at all times.

Essentials & Must Haves

Money -

While credit cards and debit cards are widely accepted in Muscat, it's a good idea to have some local currency on hand.

Phone and charger -

Make sure your phone is charged and that you have a charger with you. A mobile phone is a must-have for keeping in touch with family and friends while you're away.

Universal Adapter -

Essential to keep your devices charged in Oman

Travel pillow -

This will make your long flight a little more comfortable.

Earplugs -

To help you get a good night's sleep on the plane or in your hotel.

Eye mask -

To help you sleep on the plane or in your hotel.

Guidebook or phrasebook -

These can be helpful for getting around and communicating in a foreign country.

Good to have

A small daypack or backpack -

This is a good way to carry your essentials while you're exploring Muscat.

A camera -

To capture all of your travel memories.

A book or e-reader -

For those moments when you want to relax and unwind.

A travel journal -

This is a great way to document your travels and reflect on your experiences.

A portable charger -

For keeping your devices charged on the go.


Phone and charger -

For staying connected and taking photos.

Camera -

For capturing your travel memories.

Travel adapter -

For charging your electronics.

Portable charger -

For keeping your devices charged on the go.

Headphones -

For listening to music or podcasts.

E-reader -

For reading books or articles.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Credit cards and debit cards are widely accepted in Muscat, but it's a good idea to have some local currency on hand.

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