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About Muscat International Airport (MCT)

Muscat International Airport, formerly Seeb International Airport, serves the capital of Oman, and is the country's principal international gateway. Our Muscat International Airport guide includes contact details, as well as information regarding transport routes to and from the airport, terminal facilities and nearby accommodation options.

Airport news:

Construction of the airport’s second terminal is scheduled for completion in late 2016, over two years behind its initial 2014 opening date. Further expansion is planned for the near future.

Information:

An information desk is available near the main terminal entrance and in the arrivals hall near the baggage concourse.

Website:

http://www.omanairports.co.om

Driving directions:

The airport is directly linked to the city via Route 1, Sultan Qaboos Street.

Airport Info

Code:
MCT
Address:


Muscat
Location:

The airport is located roughly 40km (25 miles) west of central Muscat.

No. of terminals:
1
Telephone:

+968 2451 9223

Time Zone:
Gulf Standard Time
GMT +0400

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:Most hotels operate courtesy bus services to and from the airport for their guests. There are, however, public buses running along Sultan Qaboos Street with the bus stop just a short walk from the terminal. Journey time into the city centre is about 20-25 minutes.

Taxi:There is an official taxi desk (tel: +968 2434 1297) in the terminal. The 25-minute trip into the city centre costs between RO10,000-15,000.

Terminal facilities

Money:

Several ATMs are available in the airport, operating in a number of currencies. There are also bureau de change services for currency exchange.

Food:

There is a good choice of cafés, fast food outlets and restaurants both in Arrivals and Departures, along with an Irish-style pub.

Shopping:

Duty-free is available in International Departures and Arrivals, offering a variety of goods including souvenirs, alcohol, perfumes and tobacco.

Luggage:

Trolleys are available, along with porter service. For 'lost and found' assistance, contact the main airport service centre (tel: +968 2451 9223).

Other:

Other services available at Muscat International Airport include baby-changing facilities, a first-aid centre and shower facilities, along with a number of travel agencies. A mosque is also located just outside the terminal.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are currently no meeting facilities at the airport, but these services are available at a number of larger hotels in the area, with one of the nearest being the Golden Tulip Seeb Muscat (tel: +968 2451 0300;www.goldentulipseeb.com), which is a short distance from the terminal grounds. The Oman International Exhibition Centre (tel: +968 2451 2100; www.omanexhibitions.com) is also close by and offers extensive meeting and business facilities.

Disabled facilities:

The airport is fully accessible, with lifts and escalators connecting the three levels. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking:

Short- and long-term public parking is available immediately outside the airport grounds. A free shuttle bus connects the parking area with the main terminal.

Car rental:

International car rental companies Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are represented at the airport, along with a number of local operators.