Book flights from Washington, D.C. to Muscat with Qatar Airways
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Whether you travelling for business or pleasure, you are bound to be impressed by the charming and picturesque capital of Oman, Muscat. Vibrant with stunning traditional architecture, Muscat city compliments the natural beauty of the surrounding area. With its many museums, traditional souks and Royal Palaces there’s always something to discover in this remarkable destination. As the financial centre of Oman, Muscat also welcomes many business visitors with typical Middle Eastern hospitality.
Arriving in Muscat
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.
Flying from Washington
The USA’s capital and one of the most iconic cities in the world, Washington D.C. is also an incredibly busy international air hub. Located approximately 26 miles west of the city, the airport’s main terminal is architecturally striking. A huge curved roof arches gracefully into the air. Be warned though, this is a very big airport so you may need a little extra time to orientate yourself.
Transportation and parking
The airport is so large that a train takes passengers from the main building to the concourses. Valet parking (for up to 45 days) is available close to the main terminal, while a selection of other short and long-term parking options are located in garages 1 and 2, with up to 8,325 covered spaces available.
A large economy parking area is located near Route 28 airport exits, providing more than 12,000 spaces. A regular shuttle service runs from the economy parking areas to the main terminal.
A selection of vans, taxis and buses take passengers from Washington D.C. to and from the airport, and a limousine service are also available.
Arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport
Passengers on flights from Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways will need to go to Departure Area 2 to find the Qatar Airways check-in desk.
Once you have passed through security you will need to board an Aero Train, which will take you to the gates on the four main concourses. Gates H and Z are connected to the main terminal building, so there is no need to use the Aero Train to access these gates.
The security checkpoints are located on the mezzanine level.
Facilities and amenities
Dulles International Airport is vast, and offers passengers a wide selection of amenities and facilities. Car rental, hotel information and even a ‘pet relief’ area is located on the ground floor.
On the departures level you will find gift shops and cafés serving everything from snacks to full restaurant-standard meals.