Our Guided Self-Drive Adventures in Oman start with picking your car up from our partners at Muscat Airport – code MCT.  The airport, opened in 2018, is huge, has stunning architecture and has all the amenities you expect of a recently constructed world-class airport.

Please note – to give you maximum flexibility with flight times and routes, we do not offer a flight booking service for our guests.  Instead we have suggested some routes in the table below which we hope you find useful.

Here are some popular routes, their operators, and approximate flight times to Muscat (MCT)


Departing from Stops at Airline Approx Flight Time Comments

Glasgow (GLA)

Edinburgh (EDI)

Dubai (DXB) Emirates 7hrs + 1hr Why not spend two or three nights in Dubai at the start of your holiday?

Aberdeen (ABZ)



Amsterdam (AMS) or Paris (CDG) KLM/Air France 1.5hrs + 7 hrs Occasionally this route has two stops, the second being Abu Dhabi (AUH) if flight operated by Etihad




London Heathrow (LHR) Omanair 1.5hrs + 7 hrs Flight to Heathrow operated by Flybe
Manchester (MAN) or Heathrow direct Omanair 7 hrs The only direct flights to Muscat from the UK
Amsterdam direct KLM and Omanair 7 hrs KLM stops for 1 hour in Damman, Saudi Arabia but passengers remain on the plane.  Many flight combinations operated on codeshare between the two airlines
Paris direct Omanair 7 hrs Many other options available with 1 or 2 stops
Frankfurt (FRA) direct Omanair 7hrs Many other options available with 1 or 2 stops
Atlanta via Amsterdam Delta with KLM 22 hrs other options available
Sydney via Dubai Emirates 21.5 hours many other options available, some with 2 stops

We recommend checking possible routes and prices via the Skyscanner website.  Once you have chosen your route and flight, a list of links to agents and also the airline itself will pop up.  We usually book direct with the Airline as they are most likely to put things right if things go wrong!  If you book through one of the agents/third party sites we recommend you check their rating on Google before you buy.

Regular travelers tell me that the more stops the more likelihood of delays.  Should your flight be delayed severely (18 hours or more)  you will still be able to join your adventure, as we will arrange for a guide to escort you to wherever we happen to be.  There will be a cost for this, so please ensure your travel insurance covers such eventualities.


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