Placing Oman on the World Map
Oman is located in the Arabian Peninsula, bordered on the western side by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Oman’s eastern side borders the Arabian Sea, with the Gulf of Oman located to the northeast.
The nation’s land area covers approximately 310 000 square kilometres, making it roughly one and half times the size of Victoria in Australia or
Currently there are no direct flights to Muscat, the nations capital, from Australia or New Zealand, however Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways all have multiple flights per day from their hubs to Muscat.
Emirates Airline: Dubai – Muscat is approximately a 45 minute flight. Fly Dubai flies daily into Salalah, the southern most city in Oman. Qantas does not fly into Dubai but their full codeshare agreement with Emirates does make it a viable option for members of Qantas Frequent Flyers.
Etihad Airways: Abu Dhabi – Muscat is under an hour flight
Qatar Airways: Doha – Muscat is around a 75 minutes flight and also services two other major cities in Oman
Oman Air: The national carrier of Oman offers the multi-award winning services to Muscat and their growing network using codeshare and interline partners from across Australia. Oman Air uses Qantas, Etihad, Malaysian, Thai, Qatar and Malindo Air for connections to/ from Australia via Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Jakarta, Manila and Doha.
From Europe, Oman Air offers double daily flights from London. Daily flights to/from Manchester, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Milan, and Amsterdam with a full codeshare agreement with KLM. Muscat is under 8 hours by air from Europe with a range of airlines operating direct services into the capital.
Oman’s southern most city Salalah, the capital of the Dhofar region is serviced by multiple daily flights by Oman Air from Muscat.
Qatar Airways operates a daily service into Salalah from Doha and also to Sohar, another major city in Oman located 2-hours drive west of Muscat on the Gulf of Oman.
Fly Dubai, a full codeshare partner of Emirates also operates a daily service from Dubai to Salalah.
Most airlines will increase capacity into Salalah during the Khareef Season (monsoon) as it’s the coolest region in the Arabian Peninsula.
Oman’s northern most city, Khasab is only serviced by Oman Air from Muscat on a daily basis. The flight is under an hour as the city is easily accessible by road to the United Arab Emirates.