Traveling to Oman is certainly going to be a brand new experience altogether with the first phase of Muscat International Airport being opened to public.
The new terminal’s departure hall allows guests to avail of three entrance gates that seamlessly flow to the 96 flight check-in facilities that are well located. First & Business class passengers flying with Oman Air will be assisted separately at 12 check-in counters and 3 supervisor counters, all of which personifies Oman’s magnificent hospitality.
The extravagant duty free is every shopper’s paradise with world-renowned brands and close to 100 outlets ranging from perfumes to jewellery, fashion and travel accessories along with a dedicated store for traditional handicrafts. Arrive re-energized at your destination with a comfortable stay at the 4-star hotel within the airport complex which houses 90 rooms, delectable food lounges and swimming pools.
Among the new restaurants and cafes, there’s Nero Cafe, serving various coffees and creamy favourites; as well as cheesy sandwiches, salads, and honey-yoghurt treats. Another must-try spot is Noor, a Turkish restaurant serving a fusion of Lebanese and Arabic goodness, with a touch of Turkey. Other places to dine include plenty for quick bites, Kahwaji and Tim Horton’s for coffee addicts, and Mazoon Cafe for Omani specials.
The new airport is designed as ICAO category 4F airports which will be able to accommodate the world`s largest aircraft, Airbus A380 and the runway will enable independent parallel operations. The passenger terminals built with the latest technology are aligned with IATA Service Level A standards. The total gross area for the new Muscat International terminal building is 580,000 m2 with an overall airport land area of 21 square kilometre.
Muscat is connected via direct Oman Air flights with major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Kochi, Goa, Jaipur, Kochi, Calicut, Trivandrum. Apart from that Air India, Jet Airways, Spicejet and IndiGo also fly from various cities in India.
The new Muscat International Airport has been constructed at close proximity from the main Muscat city which has various options for luxury stay like Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, The Chedi, Al Bustan Palace- A Ritz-Carlton Hotel among others.
For the ones who want to stay within the vicinity of the airport, just 10-15 minutes away, can opt for the newly opened Kempinski Hotel in the Al Mouj area.