Welcome to the Big Bus Sightseeing Tour of Muscat
The Day Tour is a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Muscat. With magnificent views from an open top bus, the Big Bus tour is the perfect introduction to the capital city of Oman.
The carefully designed route takes you to the major landmarks and historic sights, while your personal recorded commentary (available in six languages) provides entertaining commentary which explains the history and culture of the city.
From the moment the bus departs you will be mesmerised by the majesty and beauty of Muscat. Sit back, relax and take in the stunning scenery and mountainous backdrop.
You can start the Day Tour from the main starting point at Mutrah Suq at 9.00am, or at any one of our 10 stops across the city. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours during operating hours and
operates every day of the week.
Muscat's Must See Landmarks
The Big Bus tour is carefully designed to take you to Muscat’s greatest landmarks, from the modern Royal Opera House to the traditional Old Quarter and from Royal Palaces to boutique shopping areas. The tour will highlight the rich history of Muscat while showcasing its many attractions.
Travelling through a combination of the coastal waters and the breath-taking mountains, you will be taken past more places than any other tour of Muscat. For more information on what you will see, checkout the Tour Highlights.
Entertaining Personal Commentary
The Big Bus open-top tour of Muscat includes a fun and informative commentary during your journey through the city.
The commentary explains the fascinating history of Muscat and highlights the buildings and landmarks of significance and interest. The commentary also gives an insight into Oman’s culture, traditions and way of life.
The personal recorded commentary is available in your choice of six languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian & Spanish.
Complimentary earphones are provided.
Enjoy a Comfortable Tour of Muscat
An ‘air-conditioned open-top’ bus sounds like a contradiction in terms, but Big Bus Tours acknowledges that Muscat’s warm climate would make some visitors reticent about spending a day on an open-top vehicle.
The Big Bus fleet has therefore been designed to provide you with the comfort of a fully air conditioned cabin on the first third of the upper deck with large windows for uninterrupted views.
The middle section is open air with a sun canopy, while the rear end is open to the sun for those wishing to enjoy the weather and a traditional open-top experience.
The hop-on, hop-off facility is a great benefit of the Muscat bus tour that enables you to explore the sights at your leisure. There are 10 locations where you can get off the bus to visit attractions or explore places of interest.
This facility gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary and explore the cities' spectacular landmarks and exciting attractions for as little or as long as you like. You can get off and on the open-top buses as many times as you want within the validity of your ticket.
The Heritage Walk
The free walking tour will resume in November 2013.
part of Muscat interweaves the history, local life and culture of the city and
maintains its old Arabian charm. On this walking tour, discover two ancient
forts, the magnificent Sultan Al Alam Palace, a concealed harbour, a Persian
Style Mosque, the Royal Court and many museums all set in a quaint
The Heritage Walk tour operates between November and May, leaving daily at 3pm from Al Alam Royal Palace (Stop 9), finishing at the same stop.
See More for Less
See the sights of both Dubai and Muscat with Big Bus and enjoy a 24% saving on the second destination. You can purchase this special Twin City Package online or from any of the Big Bus sales outlets in either city.
The Dubai/Muscat combination ticket provides you with access to both the Dubai and Muscat tour. Discover Muscat, and then explore Dubai on a subsequent day of your choice.
The Big Bus tour of Dubai also features a 24 and a 48 hour validity and enables you to hop on and off throughout the city.
Dubai has a digitally recorded commentary featuring ten languages. The tour includes all the major sights; from the Burj Al Arab hotel and the worlds tallest building, Burj Khalifa, to the traditional suqs along the Dubai Creek side.
Buses depart regularly between 9am and 5pm and as with all Big Bus sightseeing tours, you can hop on and off as many times as you like during the validity of your ticket.
The Dubai tour also includes a free Dhow river cruise and entry to both the Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum’s House. For further information on the Dubai tour click here.
27% Off the Tri City Package
See the sights of 3 great Middle Eastern Cities: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat with Big Bus and enjoy a total saving of 27%.
You can purchase this special triple city tour online or from any of the Big Bus sales outlets in either city.
The three city Combination ticket provides you with access to the Big Bus tours of both Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat. Discover Muscat, and then explore Abu Dhabi and Dubai on subsequent days of your choice.
The Big Bus tour of Abu Dhabi also includes 24 hour validity and enables you to hop on and off throughout the city. As in Dubai, the Abu Dhabi tour has a digitally recorded commentary featuring eight languages. The tour includes all the major sights; from the opulent Emirates Hotel to the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and from the impressive harbour-front skyline to the lush mangrove swamps adjacent to Abu Dhabi Island.
Buses depart regularly throughout the day from Marina Mall. Tours run between 9am and 5pm and as with all Big Bus sightseeing tours, you can hop on and off as many times as you like during the validity of your ticket.
The Abu Dhabi Tour also includes complimentary chilled, bottled water and free entrance to the Sky Tower viewing deck at Marina Mall. For more information on the Abu Dhabi Tour click here.