I thought I’d put this info on the blog in the slight chance that it might be of use to someone out there. I used to park my car at the Muscat Airport when travelling but since the price for 1 day parking went up to 2 Omani rials/day, I looked into taxi rates. The taxi counter couldn’t be more conveniently located; immediately on your right as you leave the arrivals building.
That’s the sign to look for! When we returned from our vacation at the end of the summer, we couldn’t believe how easy and reasonable the service was.
Pretty reasonable rates!
There’s only one location dropoff listed here that I find ridiculously high – Golden Tulip Seeb. Golden Tulip is practically just across the street from the highway!! And they charge 6 rials!? They should lower that to 3 rials or 4 max! For other rates to places not listed here (such as all the way to Barka, Nizwa, Sohar or Sur) check out the webpage of Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) with all rates listed.
The gentlemen at the airport taxi counter speak both English and Arabic and are quite helpful. Unfortunately they no longer provide transport TO the airport as there were too many instances of people giving bad instructions which resulted in a lot of wasted trips for the company. Anyway, if you live in Muscat and have always parked your car at the terminal (like me before), it’s nice to know there is now a 2nd option at a reasonable rate! 🙂
I’ve had so many experiences of being ripped off by taxi drivers at airports around the world, so I really wanted to share this. Think of the millions of tourists who arrive at Muscat who will not have a horrible first impression of being milked for all they’ve got simply to get to their hotel, but instead will have an efficient and easy transport experience. Way to go, Muscat!