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Cheap flights from Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is an Arab country situated in the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is the oldest independent state in the Arab world and is geographically situated in a strategically important location at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. Oman is bordered to the northwest by the United Arab Emirates, to the west by Saudi Arabia, and to the southwest by Yemen. Oman also shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan, with the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The capital and largest city of Oman is Muscat.

Where to go

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

The main mosque in Oman is Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, located in Muscat. The Mosque was completed in 2001 and has a capacity for 20,000 worshippers. It features five minarets and is built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. The mosque also has an important interior design feature; the prayer carpet, which covers 4,343 m2 and is the world's second largest hand-woven carpet, and the 14-metre tall chandelier above the praying hall.

Sultan's Armed Forces Museum

Sultan's Armed Forces Museum is a military museum featuring an extensive collection relating to the history of warfare and the military in Oman. Items on display include weapons such as guns and cannons, motor vehicles, uniforms, instruments, medals, an ejector seat, and a parachute. The museum is housed in the 150-year-old Bait Al Falaj Fort.

Royal Opera House Muscat

Royal Opera House Muscat is the premier venue for musical arts and culture in Oman. It is built on the royal orders of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, in the Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat. The opera complex includes a concert theatre, an auditorium, a cultural market with retail stores, formal landscaped gardens, high-end restaurants, and an art centre that features musical, theatrical, and operatic productions.

Short-haul destinations from Oman include Istanbul, Cairo, Delhi, Kuwait, Bangalore, and Abu Dhabi. Cairo is a popular tourist destination, especially for its historic sites. Highlights of Cairo include The Egyptian Museum, Al-Azhar Mosque, Old Cairo, the unique bazaar Khan el-Khalili, and of course, a day trip to the Pyramids of Giza. Abu Dhabi is also a nice place to go, with its top attractions including the amusement park Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, and Abu Dhabi Mall.

Flights to European cities such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London generally take over seven hours, but are well worth the trip. Frankfurt, in particular, is often referred to as the Gateway to Europe, and is known as an important centre for cultural and tourism activities. The city contains many fine museums and galleries, as well as fantastic structures such as The Old Opera House, St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, and Eschenheimer Tower.

How to get out

The largest airport in Oman is Muscat International Airport, located within the Muscat metropolitan area. The airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia, Air Blue, Air India, Air India Express, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, British Airways, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, FlyDubai, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Iran Aseman Airlines, Jet Airways, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Qatar Airways, Rotana Jet, Saudia, Shaheen Air, Sri Lankan Airlines, SpiceJet, Swiss International Air Lines, Thai Airways International, Turkish Airlines, and United Airways. Muscat International Airport offers regular services to cities such as Istanbul, Dubai, Zürich, Cairo, Addis Ababa, London, Dhaka, Mumbai, Amsterdam, Doha, Kuwait, Frankfurt, Chennai, Karachi, Kuwait, Delhi, Bangalore, Jeddah, and Colombo.

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