Jewel on the Arabian coast

The new terminal at Muscat International Airport retains the style and character of the historic capital of Oman while creating a spectacular development to serve travellers of today, as Matteo Legnani discovers.


Muscat International Airport’s new mid-field terminal combines all the expectations of the modern-day traveller with the style and character of Oman’s historic capital.
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Oman is a country that pampers its visitors with breath-taking landscapes, warm hospitality and exclusive resorts. The nation’s rulers have chosen not to attract mass tourism, but prefer to maintain Oman’s Middle East allure. The capital, Muscat, retains its historic charm with the absence of the skyscrapers that dominate the skyline of regional neighbours Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. To aviation enthusiasts it is known for its boutique airline, Oman Air (WY), that beside luxurious first and business cabins, boasts an economy class product with the largest seat pitch (34”) and amenities such as vanity kits.

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