Oman is less flashy and more traditional than some of its neighbouring countries, which is great for getting to know Oman’s rich culture and friendly people.
The city itself has plenty to see and do for a few days at least, plus there are beaches and lagoons nearby, trips to the mountains and the Omani fjords.
These flights are in the spring and autumn/early winter which are great times of the year to visit Muscat to avoid the searing summer heat.
Some of the Turkish Airlines flights from Edinburgh and Birmingham have an overnight connection in Istanbul in one direction. This is a great way to explore Istanbul, which is well worth doing. You’ll need to factor in the cost of a hotel for the night, so if you’d like to stay near Istanbul airport I’ve picked out the Gorrion Hotel* for around £50 per night and if you’d prefer to stay in the city centre I’ve picked out the highly rated Basileus Hotel* for around £45 per night.
If you’re searching for flights from Heathrow you might see some BA flights for a similar price. Those flights don’t include a checked bag and end up quite a bit more expensive when you add the bag charges.
All prices are for a return economy flight in UK pounds.
Generally February to March, May and September to December ’19, with some variations for each route.
How much do these flights usually cost?
Around £450+ return
Oman Air, Turkish Airlines
All these flights include meals and a checked bag.
The Oman Air flights from Heathrow are non-stop in both directions. The Turkish Airlines flights from Birmingham and Edinburgh have one connection in Istanbul in each direction.
Sample booking on Skyscanner:
How to Find and Book This Deal
1. Click the relevant Google Flights link in the list above. In Google Flights click the ‘from’ date to see a calendar of prices. Look for dates with the lowest prices. You can change the length of your trip in the bottom left corner of the calendar.
2. Click the relevant Skyscanner link above . Search using the dates you found in Google Flights and book with one of the online travel agencies in the search results. Why are flights cheaper via Momondo/Skyscanner?
For more in depth instructions about finding the deals take a look at my article How to use Google Flights and Momondo/Skyscanner/Kayak to find the deals.
Accommodation For Your Trip
I start all of my hotel searches with TripAdvisor or Trivago so that I can see the cheapest places to book the hotel, plus read the reviews from other travellers.
To see the best deals for hotels in Muscat, click here or on the hotel map below to go to TripAdvisor*, enter your dates and TripAdvisor will show you the best prices.
The Centara Muscat is a highly rated hotel and is also great value for money.
The guest rooms are modern and well appointed, it has a swimming pool and spa so you can chill out after a day exploring and it’s convenient for visiting the Grand Mosque.
Remember prices and availability can change quickly, so if you can’t find the deal it means it has probably sold out. When you see a deal you’re happy with, book it fast!
If you book one of these deals then please let me know, I’d love to hear from you!
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