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Muscat Car Rental Deals

With a SIXT car rental in Muscat you can fully appreciate this tranquil capital city of Oman. Enjoying a coastal location, the city has retained much of its traditional architecture and reflects both its Moorish and Portuguese heritage. A car rental, which can be collected from our convenient airport location, gives you the freedom to explore this fascinating city or the nearby beaches and desert wadis.


Car Rentals in Muscat, Oman

Our airport branch has a wide range of rental cars for you to choose from. Select a compact car or sedan for city driving, a luxury convertible for cruising coastal roads or a rugged SUV for desert journeys. Our vehicles are supplied by well-known names such as Honda, Toyota, and Suzuki while our range of prepaid deals matches the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Please be aware: We guarantee your chosen category of car rental in Muscat, but cannot do the same for specific car models.

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What to Do in Muscat in Winter

Muscat is a year-round destination. June is the hottest month when temperatures average 95 degrees while in January they still reach a comfortable 70 degrees. The month of February is the wettest month so take the opportunity to enjoy some of the city's fascinating museums. These include the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum, the Oman Children's Museum and the Oman Natural History Museum. In late autumn, winter, and spring the Royal Opera House showcases its ballet and opera performances. Try and book tickets to see a classic show such as La Traviata or Sleeping Beauty or spend a couple of hours taking a tour of this stunning building. With your car rental in Muscat, you can travel easily between the different events of the Muscat Festival which takes place in February. Take a short drive out of the city center to the Enam Equestrian Center at Seeb. Omanis are passionate about horses and bloodlines, and every winter sees national show jumping competitions and horse races.

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Our Services

Reserve or prepay for your rental car before you arrive in Muscat. This is easy to do either online or by downloading our app to your mobile devices. Select from our range of economy cars and spacious station wagons or pick a luxury SUV for trips out of the city. If you are visiting Muscat for business, choose a minivan or passenger van for transporting your conference or exhibition materials. We are able to meet the different mobility needs of customers and are also happy to offer rental cars to young drivers under 25. When you choose your vehicle, select any add-ons you need for a stress-fress visit to the city. Extras available at our car rental in Muscat branch include:

  • Child seats for babies and young children
  • Additional drivers
  • GPS stress-free navigation
  • Mobile phones with local SIM card
  • Tire and windshield protection
  • Personal accident protection and loss damage waiver
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Traffic Information

If it is your first time in this city, you might find the local street signs a little confusing. To be sure of reaching your destination, ask a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff for directions or add a GPS device to your reservation. Vehicles drive on the right in Muscat and seat belts are compulsory for drivers and all passengers. Also note there is zero tolerance in Oman for drunk driving. Parking rules are very strict in the city and rigorously enforced by the police so always check you are parked legally and have put enough money in the meter. If you venture out of the city into the desert, make sure you have a plentiful supply of fuel and water as well as a fully charged mobile phone.

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Sixt Tips

Muscat is the capital city of Oman and was originally three smaller towns that grew together. This formation has left the city with three distinct zones. The old walled sector is home to the royal palaces while a labyrinthine souk can be found in the former fishing village of Matrah. The third zone is Ruwi, the business and diplomatic heart of the city. This formation has led to a sprawling urban complex making it advisable that visitors rent a car in Muscat. The city's name means "safe anchorage" with the sea still playing an important part in its life. This ranges from family-friendly beaches through a fishing industry to tourist activities such as swimming with turtles in the lagoons.

With your rental vehicle it is easy to explore the city's tourist attractions. The Grand Mosque is an example of modern Islamist architecture or you can take part in some water-based activities from the Marina Bandar Al Rowdha. Delve into museums such as the Bait Al Zubair with its exhibitions of traditional Omani crafts and furniture or the small but delightful Ghalya Museum of Modern Art. Cruise along the Mutrah Corniche admiring the traditional architecture before driving past the colorful Sultan's Palace. Enjoy fine dining on locally caught lobster or tuck into lighter snacks of falafel and kebabs in charming coffee houses. Shopping ranges from the old souks to modern air-conditioned shopping malls such as the Opera Galleria.

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Sightseeing Destinations

When you finish exploring the city, head further afield in the comfort of your rental vehicle. Take the main coastal road to Sur where you will find the Wadi Shab, an area of emerald green pools, cool caves, dramatic waterfalls, and sheer cliffs. A drive through the Hajar Mountains takes you to the pretty and historic town of Nizwa where you will find forts to explore. Nizwa makes a good base for hiking in the Jebel Shams mountain range. Drive to the Al Batinah region where you can explore the Nakhal and Al Rustaq Forts as well as the Al Hazm Castle.

Distances from our Muscat Airport branch to:

  • Wadi Shab: 74 miles, 1.5 hours
  • Magaluf: 92.5 miles, 1.5 hours
  • Al Batinah: 124 miles, 2 hours
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Business Travel

From its position on the Arabian peninsula, the Omani capital is an important destination for business travelers as well as tourists. Each year many business conferences and trade fairs are held at the city's Convention and Exhibition Center. When you rent a car in Muscat it will only take you a few minutes to drive between your hotel and the center. And it is only a 15 minute drive from our branch to the convention center.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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