Maximizing Your Layover: Making the Most of Your Time at Muscat International Airport

Whether you’re on a layover, planning an overnight stay, or simply passing through, Muscat Airport (MCT) make the most of your visit. New terminal was opened in 2018 with 45 gates. In this guide we provide comprehensive information about the services and facilities available inside Muscat Airport, ensuring your journey is as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

1. Enjoy the Free WiFi
The minute after you pass border control get online and make your friends jealous about your about-to-start holidays. Share your location with a pin: Muscat International Airport and wait for their comments back. You will not realise and it will be boarding time. 

2. Airport Lounges – Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or pre-purchase through this website and see how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!. There are two lounges-

  • Primeclass Lounge – Location: Airside, 5th Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Majan Lounge – Location: Airside, International Departures, 7/F.  Hour: open 24 hours.  Lounge Access: Pre-book.
  • Oman Air First Class Lounge – Location: Airside • Oman Air Business Class Lounge – Location: Airside.

3. Airport Hotel

If sleeping in Muscat airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel inside the airport and several nearby hotels: Aerotel Muscat – Located Airside, Level 5. The Aerotel offers double beds and rooms can be rented for as short as 3 hours. Click here to check for rates.

4. Showers –  Available in the Primeclass Lounge. 

5.Spa Services – Be Relax Spa offers a full range of spa services. Location: Airside, near Gate A3. Hours: 24 hours.

6. Food & Drinks – Take a cup of coffee and choco chips cookies from Caribou Café and take a seat at the chairs facing the airport’s outdoor between Gate 16 and 23. Especially if it is dark you will have a very interesting view: The lights of
the runaway, the planes landing, and taking off. Also available Costa Coffee (landside and airside) ▪ DQ Grill & Chill (airside) ▪ Irish House (airside) ▪ Food Court (airside – Automatic Restaurant, Curry Kitchen and ▪ Subway (airside)

7. Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available at five airside locations. In addition, a pharmacy, perfume shop, jewelry store, and three WHSmith newsstands are located throughout the airport. At Amouage Boutique you can try one of the most expensive perfume brands: Amouage. And it is made in Oman. You will enjoy the nice smell of its fragrances for the whole flight. Who will pick you up at your arrival? For sure (s)he will be happy. Also check out Camel milk chocolates from Al Nassma stand are a must or why not take home a piece of art from Al Madina Gallery? It will satisfy any persnickety mother-in-law.

8. Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: Airside, Departures Hall, after passport control. There is another play area available to members and guests of the Oman Air Business Class lounge.

9.Smoking Room – A designated smoking room is available Airside, Departures Transit Area.

10.Prayer Area – Ablution area, restroom, and female prayer room are available at the airport mosque, located just outside of the Arrivals terminal exit doors. Male and female prayer rooms are available Airside in Departures (A Pier and B Pier) and Landside on the Food Court Level.

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