Book flights from Philadelphia to Muscat with Qatar Airways
Book flights from Philadelphia to Muscat with Qatar Airways and experience a new level of excellence in premium-quality air travel from the moment you check-in. Arrive relaxed and refreshed after a journey spent dining on exceptional cuisine, choose from a selection of quality services and relax in exquisitely comfortable and spacious seating. Dedicated and attentive cabin crew make sure your customer experience is one to remember from the moment you come on-board to the moment you land.
Muscat has one of the most exquisite settings of any major city, located on the shore of the Gulf of Oman and with an exotic backdrop of mountains and desert. It is an antique city, like so many in the region, and today Muscat is an attractive mix of shiny new shopping malls, high-rise office blocks and the remains of Portuguese colonial mansions and forts such as Mirani and Jalali. Muscat harbour is a picturesque location for a relaxed gathering or a good cup of coffee, and you should certainly visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
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 Philadelphia
A major air hub for the industrial heart of the United States, Philadelphia International Airport is one of the busiest in North America for both passengers and freight.
The airport has been the recipient of a slew of awards, including recognition for its contribution to the environment and the arts.
Passengers flying from Philadelphia with Qatar Airways will find that this busy airport is efficiently run by incredibly friendly and helpful staff, who are focused on providing the very best customer experience possible.
Parking and transportation
The airport is vast (in fact it has sections in both Philadelphia city and Tinicum Township), but fortunately ground transportation is very good. The Metro service operates between the city centre and the airport, with several stops along the way. Taxis are plentiful, and hotels in the city are happy to arrange limousine services for passengers.
Buses run frequently from 69th Street Transportation Centre to the airport and from the UPS hub, and the airport is also connected by road to the city by the I-95. There are more than 19,000 parking spaces in several garages and parking lots positioned directly opposite the terminals.
Arriving at Philadelphia International Airport
Passengers flying from Philadelphia with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal A-West. This is one of the airport’s newest terminal buildings.
There are 13 gates at the terminal (A14 to A26), as well as lounge areas for first and business class passengers, and a selection of facilities and amenities for all passengers.
Facilities and amenities
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, and is currently being upgraded in Terminal 1-West. Philadelphia Marketplace at the Airport on the B/C Connector has over 30 retail outlets and a large food court.
There are also spa and wellness facilities, private suites and banking services. In the terminal itself there are a number of restaurants serving an international menu as well as lighter snacks and drinks.