Muscat is the capital and biggest city of Oman. It is the home for the Governorate of Muscat. Based on the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the total population of Muscat Governorate reached 1,400,000 peoples as of September 2018. The city area expands approximately 3,501 km2 (1,400 sq mi) and includes six regions called wilayats. Known since the early 1st century CE as a crucial trading port between the east and the west, Muscat was governed by various indigenous tribes as well as foreign powers such as the Persians, the Iberian Union, the Portuguese Empire, and the Ottoman Empire at certain points in its history.
Muscat International Airport previously Seeb International Airport is the primary international airport in Oman and is located 32 km from the old city and capital Muscat within the Muscat city area. The airport serves as the primary hub for flag carrier Oman Air and Oman's first budget airline Salam Air features flights to numerous regional destinations as well as some intercontinental services to Africa, Asia, and Europe. The airport consists of comfortable terminals to make passengers feel comfortable here. There is no flight available from Changi International Airport to Muscat International Airport until the present.
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Muscat located just above the Tropic of Cancer and has sunny with humid weather for most of the year. The best time to come to Muscat is during the winter periods from November until the end of March. The coolest months are December until end of January when the nights are cool, and the day temperatures remain below 31°C. April until the end of September is the off-season when temperatures can rise very high and the heat gets intolerable. The Muscat Festival, a month-long festival that celebrates Oman's history and culture is organized in January and is the best time to visit Muscat.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque - The Sultan Qaboos Grand is the huge mosque in the Sultanate of Oman, situated in the capital city of Muscat. Thirty-four lesser chandeliers of the similar design are hung in other parts of the building. Feel free to visit and see for yourself.
Bait Al Zubair - Bait Al Zubair is a museum, situated on Al Saidiya Street, Old Muscat, Oman. The museum has a large collection of ancient weapons, such as khanjar, household equipment, and costumes that most of which come from the owner's private collection. Outside the museum is a full-scale Omani souk and village.
Royal Opera House Muscat - The opera house situated in Shati Al-Qurm region of Muscat on Sultan Qaboos Street. Built on the royal command of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, the Royal Opera House shows unique contemporary Omani architecture and can accommodate a maximum of 1,100 visitors. The opera house complex consists of an auditorium, cultural market with retail, concert theatre, formal landscaped gardens, luxury restaurants and an art centre for musical, theatrical and operatic productions.