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Visit Muscat, the beautiful capital city of Oman, a destination that is rich in stunning architecture, benefits from a tropical climate, and has a vibrant, multi-cultural atmosphere. This picturesque city is the largest in Oman and the cultural and economic centre of the country. For tourists, Muscat has plenty to see including the magnificent Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace and a glorious sun-soaked Corniche area. For business travellers, Muscat is a vibrant business centre with a diverse economy home to international brands and businesses.
Listed as one of the top 30 busiest airports in the world, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport serves Houston and the southeast area of Texas.
It is Texas' second largest air facility, after Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and offers flights with a number of carriers, including Qatar Airways, to Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Modern and well-organized, the airport is one of the easiest to navigate your way around, thanks to friendly and helpful staff.
Transportation and parking
Because the airport is situated some 26 miles from Houston, the best way to reach the airport is via taxi, limousine service or the regular bus services.
Catch the bus from the Downtown Transit Center station of the METRORail. Buses run every 30 minutes. An underground inter-terminal train outside of the sterile zone connects all five terminals, and a shuttle-bus service also runs from Terminal A to Terminals B and C.
The airport has over 25,000 parking spaces as well as the ecopark, which provides economy parking at the corner of Greens Road and John F. Kennedy Blvd. A free shuttle service connects to the terminals.
Arriving at Houston
International flights including flights from Houston with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal D, also known as the Mickey Leland International Terminal. This state-of-the-art terminal is undergoing re-development to give it a fresh and airy feel.
Terminal D has 12 gates and several international lounges, including an exclusive lounge for the use of Qatar Airways passengers only.
Facilities and amenities
The Terminal D food court is located in the departures area and is home to a selection of eateries, serving snacks, quick meals and coffee.
Several exclusive outlets in Terminal D also sell locally-made Texan products and souvenirs, such as hats, boots and Western apparel. A wellness centre also offers massage and treatments.
Muscat, Oman’s capital, is actually a fusion of three individual towns. Muscat itself is the "walled city", and the site of the royal palaces, while Matrah (Matruh), which was originally a fishing village and is now the location of the remarkable Matrah Souq. The third part of this complex location is Ruwi, the commercial and diplomatic centre of the city.
Book a flight to Muscat with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a remarkable city that offers both tourists and business visitors a warm welcome. A blend of traditional values and a modern, forward-thinking city makes this an eclectic destination full of intrigue and mystery.
Al Jalali Fort and Al Mirani fort in Qasr Al Alam Street are magnificent, imposing structures that are well worth a photo opportunity. The forts were built as prisons in 1580 and are now museums. These two citadels stand guard over Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace, which although not open to the public is still worth seeing from the outside.
The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the third-largest mosque in the world, and a truly special place of contemplation and devotion. It’s also home to some spectacular artefacts, including a dazzling Swarovski crystal chandelier, and the second largest hand made Persian carpet in the world.
Muscat has plenty of open spaces too, and one in particular is popular with visitors. The Qurum National Park is also known as the Rose Gardens, and has spectacular displays of fragrant blooms all year round, as well as a man-made waterfall and lake.
A journey of 100km will bring you to Wadi Shab, a journey that is well worth making to see this natural wonder. Emerald green pools and dramatic caves make this an unexpected and beautiful excursion from the hustle and bustle of Muscat city.
Flights to Muscat with Qatar Airways land at Muscat International Airport, the largest airport in Oman. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Muscat please check the visa and passport requirements.
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