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Maskat is the capital and largest city of the Sultanate of Oman, located on the northeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The city is located at the mouth of the Gulf of Oman, and is bordered by the Al Hajar Mountains to the west and the Gulf of Oman to the east.

Maskat has been an important trading port since ancient times, and was part of the Persian Empire in the 6th century BCE. It was known as Muscat during the rule of the Portuguese in the 16th century, and was renamed Maskat by the Omani Sultan in 1793.

The city is a major port and commercial center of the region, and is home to a number of industries, including oil and gas, fishing, and manufacturing. It is also an important tourist destination, with a number of historical sites, including the Grand Mosque, the Royal Opera House, and the Mutrah Souq.

Maskat is a vibrant city, with a mix of traditional and modern architecture, and a diverse culture. The city is home to a number of museums, art galleries, and cultural centers, and is also known for its lively nightlife.

Maskat is also home to a number of important historical events. In 1650, the Portuguese were defeated by the Omani forces in the Battle of Maskat, and the city became the capital of the Sultanate of Oman in 1793. In the 19th century, Maskat was a key strategic port for the British Empire, and was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Maskat in 1880, which ended the Anglo-Zanzibar War.

Excursion tips for a day in Maskat

1. Visit the Grand Mosque: Explore the beauty of the Grand Mosque and admire its intricate architecture.
2. Explore Mutrah Souq: Wander through the narrow alleys of this traditional market and shop for souvenirs.
3. Visit the Royal Opera House: Marvel at the grandeur of this architectural masterpiece and enjoy a show.
4. Tour the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque: Admire the stunning architecture and intricate details of this magnificent mosque.
5. Take a Dhow Cruise: Enjoy the views of the city from the sea and watch the sunset.
6. Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum: Explore the rich culture and history of Oman at this museum.
7. Enjoy the Beaches: Relax on the golden sands of the beaches in Maskat and take a dip in the turquoise waters.
8. Take a Tour of the Old City: Explore the old city and its traditional buildings and monuments.
9. Enjoy some Local Cuisine: Try some of the delicious local dishes such as shuwa and kabsa.
10. Relax at the Qurum Beach Park: Enjoy the lush greenery and the beautiful views of the sea.

Experience Maskat with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Maskat. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Maskat

Winter (November to February): The winter season in Muscat is mild, with temperatures ranging between 18-25°C (64-77°F). Rainfall is very rare during this time of year, although there may be some light showers in January. Spring (March to May): The spring season in Muscat is mild and sunny with temperatures ranging between 25-35°C (77-95°F). Rainfall is still rare during this time of year, although there may be some light showers in April. Summer (June to August): The summer season in Muscat is hot and humid with temperatures ranging between 35-45°C (95-113°F). Rainfall is still rare during this time of year, although there may be some light showers in July. Autumn (September to October): The autumn season in Muscat is mild and sunny with temperatures ranging between 25-35°C (77-95°F). Rainfall is still rare during this time of year, although there may be some light showers in October.

Cruise weather for Maskat

Our weather forecast for Maskat helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 39.7 °C
min: 33.1 °C
15.8 m/s
11.2 m/s
59.8 %
23.9 m
42.6 %
995 hPa
05:30:33
18:53:51
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 41.1 °C
min: 32.2 °C
15.8 m/s
10.1 m/s
8.2 %
23.9 m
40.9 %
996 hPa
05:31:00
18:53:30
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 40.6 °C
min: 33.2 °C
14.0 m/s
10.8 m/s
34.5 %
24.1 m
39.6 %
995 hPa
05:31:26
18:53:07
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 38.7 °C
min: 30.6 °C
15.1 m/s
11.5 m/s
28.0 %
23.7 m
49.7 %
995 hPa
05:31:53
18:52:44
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 39.8 °C
min: 30.7 °C
15.1 m/s
11.2 m/s
65.0 %
23.9 m
48.6 %
993 hPa
05:32:20
18:52:19
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 36.9 °C
min: 31.2 °C
16.6 m/s
10.4 m/s
29.8 %
23.9 m
56.3 %
993 hPa
05:32:46
18:51:53
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 38.2 °C
min: 30.4 °C
15.8 m/s
9.7 m/s
61.7 %
23.9 m
50.7 %
994 hPa
05:33:13
18:51:26
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 38.2 °C
min: 30.8 °C
16.6 m/s
15.8 m/s
11.9 %
23.7 m
45.5 %
995 hPa
05:33:39
18:50:58
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 38.1 °C
min: 29.7 °C
16.2 m/s
9.4 m/s
72.8 %
23.9 m
52.7 %
996 hPa
05:34:06
18:50:28
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 37.9 °C
min: 29.4 °C
17.3 m/s
10.8 m/s
62.6 %
24.1 m
62.4 %
996 hPa
05:34:32
18:49:58
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 38.9 °C
min: 29.7 °C
14.4 m/s
7.6 m/s
53.8 %
23.9 m
55.4 %
993 hPa
05:34:59
18:49:26
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 39.6 °C
min: 29 °C
17.3 m/s
10.8 m/s
98.3 %
24.1 m
51.5 %
992 hPa
05:35:25
18:48:54
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 35.6 °C
min: 29.3 °C
14.8 m/s
9.4 m/s
70.8 %
23.9 m
64.0 %
997 hPa
05:35:51
18:48:20
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 36.0 °C
min: 28.8 °C
14.8 m/s
9.4 m/s
42.0 %
23.7 m
65.4 %
998 hPa
05:36:17
18:47:45

Cruises to Maskat

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Scheduled ship calls in Maskat, Oman
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 25th 2024 Friday, 25th of Oct. 2024 Mein Schiff 4 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 Mein Schiff 4 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 Vasco da Gama 11:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 08:00 pm
Nov. 14th 2024 Thursday, 14th of Nov. 2024 Mein Schiff 4 08:30 am 10:30 pm
Nov. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Nov. 2024 Mein Schiff 6 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 18th 2024 Monday, 18th of Nov. 2024 Seabourn Encore 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 21st 2024 Thursday, 21st of Nov. 2024 Mein Schiff 6 08:30 am 10:30 pm
Nov. 23rd 2024 Saturday, 23rd of Nov. 2024 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 Mein Schiff 4 08:30 am 10:30 pm
Nov. 30th 2024 Saturday, 30th of Nov. 2024 AIDAstella 07:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 LE BOUGAINVILLE 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 AIDAstella 09:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Dec. 2024 Silver Spirit 01:00 pm 12:00 am
Dec. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Dec. 2024 Silver Spirit 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Silver Dawn 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 AIDAprima 07:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 Mein Schiff 4 08:30 am 10:30 pm
Dec. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 Norwegian Dawn 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Dec. 2024 Costa Smeralda 09:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Dec. 2024 LE BOUGAINVILLE 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 25th 2024 Wednesday, 25th of Dec. 2024 AIDAprima 07:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Dec. 2024 Costa Smeralda 07:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Dec. 2024 Mein Schiff 4 08:30 am 10:30 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 Costa Smeralda 08:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 7th 2025 Tuesday, 7th of Jan. 2025 Costa Smeralda 08:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Jan. 2025 AIDAprima 07:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 9th 2025 Thursday, 9th of Jan. 2025 Mein Schiff 4 08:30 am 10:30 pm
Jan. 14th 2025 Tuesday, 14th of Jan. 2025 Costa Smeralda 08:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Jan. 2025 Costa Smeralda 08:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 22nd 2025 Wednesday, 22nd of Jan. 2025 AIDAprima 07:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 23rd 2025 Thursday, 23rd of Jan. 2025 Mein Schiff 4 08:30 am 10:30 pm
Jan. 24th 2025 Friday, 24th of Jan. 2025 LE BOUGAINVILLE 07:00 am 12:00 pm
Jan. 28th 2025 Tuesday, 28th of Jan. 2025 Costa Smeralda 08:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Feb. 2025 Costa Smeralda 08:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Feb. 2025 AIDAprima 07:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 6th 2025 Thursday, 6th of Feb. 2025 Mein Schiff 4 08:30 am 10:30 pm
Feb. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Feb. 2025 Costa Smeralda 08:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Feb. 2025 Norwegian Dawn 10:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Feb. 2025 Costa Smeralda 08:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Feb. 2025 AIDAprima 07:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Feb. 2025 Costa Smeralda 08:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Mar. 2025 Costa Smeralda 08:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Mar. 2025 AIDAprima 07:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 6th 2025 Thursday, 6th of Mar. 2025 Mein Schiff 4 08:30 am 10:30 pm
Mar. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Mar. 2025 Costa Smeralda 08:30 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Mar. 2025 Seabourn Encore 08:00 am 09:00 pm

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