Find your perfect hire car at Muscat Intercontinental Hotel
Pick up your Avis hire car from Muscat Intercontinental Hotel as soon as you arrive in Oman’s capital. Staff will be on hand to arrange your hire car, ensuring you get to experience this part of the Middle East at your own leisurely pace.
Plan your journey from Muscat Intercontinental HotelSituated on the Gulf of Oman, Muscat, meaning ‘safe anchorage’, is a cosmopolitan metropolis unlike any other in the Middle East. Full of traditions, culture and beauty, it is the jewel in Oman’s crown.
Muscat itself comprises of three small towns: Mutrah, Ruwi and Old Muscat. With none of the dominating skyscrapers of its Arabian neighbours, Muscat is a modern port city still cloaked in the beauty of its ancient past. With strict building rules, every structure in the city is required to reflect traditional Islamic architecture, whether with an Arabesque window or domed roof, making for a unique and beautiful skyline.
Built to commemorate 30 years of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said’s reign, the Grand Mosque is Muscat’s major landmark. Its modest exterior hides the beauty within, including the main prayer hall with its sparkling chandeliers, and the second largest hand-loomed Persian carpet in the world.
Sitting in the east of the city, the maze-like Mutrah Souq overflows with local wares. Dating back centuries, the market offers everything from antiques to souvenirs, frankincense to myrrh.
Opening in 2011, Muscat’s grand Royal Opera House hosts performances from some of the world’s best artists, bringing modern Muscat to the forefront of the international stage.
Marvelling at the wonders of Muscat is simple with your Avis hire car. Pick up the keys and unlock your journey.
Frequent renters get upgraded – and additional days for free – by signing up for Avis Preferred loyalty benefits. Simply choose a date and time and we’ll prepare your quality hire car.
Beyond Muscat Intercontinental HotelWith its abundance of natural beauty, traditional charms and modern appeal, Oman showcases the attractions of the Arabian world, without showing off its excessive wealth. With the luxury, comfort and ease of your Avis hire car, the delights of Oman are within easy reach.
Built in the 12th century, when Bahla was a thriving oasis town, Bahla Fort is a Unesco World Heritage Site situated at the foot of the Djebel Akhdar highlands. Part of the immense battlements that were erected around the old town, this ancient fortification is a must-see and is easily reached via Route 15 in just two hours from Muscat.
Two hours south of Muscat, via Route 23, is Ibra. This is the gateway to the stunning Sharqiya Sands, a vast desert expanse formerly known as Wahiba Sands. With huge sand dunes as far as the eye can see, the desert is home to Bedouin and visitors can get a glimpse into Oman’s traditional way of life.
The highest mountain range in the Arabian Peninsula, the Hajjar Mountains promises breathtaking scenery. It's also the place to experience driving in dry wadis, or riverbed valleys.
There’s so much to discover across Oman, and no easier way to do it than at the wheel of an Avis car.