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  • Location:Muscat, Oman
  • Duration:Varies

Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the delights of Muscat with ease on this Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour. With your 24-hour ticket, explore the city at your own pace aboard an open-top, double-decker bus. Enjoy 360-degree views of the sights as you hear the entertaining onboard audio commentary, and hop on and off at the 10 stops as you please. See top Muscat attractions such as beautiful Muttrah Corniche and the Royal Opera House; hop off to enjoy Muttrah Souk and Qurum Beach; admire the picturesque forts of Muscat Old Quarter, and much more.


  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Muscat
  • Explore Muscat at your leisure
  • See top Muscat attractions like Ruwi, Muttrah Souk and Qurum Beach
  • Hop on and off as many times as you wish at any of the 10 stops around the city
  • Enjoy informative audio commentary in 6 different languages on board the bus

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What You Can Expect

Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Visit Muscat with your Hop-On Hop-Off bus

One of Arabia’s prettiest cities, the Omani capital of Muscat is a charming blend of old and new, with historical Arabian architecture, medieval watchtowers, atmospheric souks and splendid new mosques clasped between the picturesque Hajar Mountains and Gulf of Oman coast.

Whether you’re short on time or not, taking this Big Bus hop-on hop-off bus tour is one of the easiest ways to see the sights and get under the skin of this delightful city.

Simply hop aboard an open-top, double-decker bus and pass all of Muscat’s must-sees, from beautiful Muttrah Corniche to the Parliament Building and the business district of Ruwi, with its sleek high-rise towers.

With your ticket, choose to stay aboard for a full loop (roughly 1.5 hours) and enjoy the 360-degree views, brought alive by the enlightening onboard audio commentary, available in six languages. Alternatively, hop on and off at any of the 10 stops and explore the sites that interest you on foot — you're completely free to create your own sightseeing itinerary.

Perhaps hop off in Al Shatti to see the glittering Muscat Royal Opera House or disembark at Qurum to relax on its gorgeous, palm-fringed beach. Maybe hop out in Muscat Old Quarter to visit its museum and see its forts, and then perhaps finish at Muttrah Souk, diving into its tangled alleyways to browse the stalls for souvenirs and bargains.

Ending your tour is easy — just hop off!

Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:

  • Muttrah Souk
  • Churches and Temples
  • Hay As Saruj
  • Shatti
  • Qurum Park 
  • Central Business District
  • Parliament Building
  • Muscat Marina
  • Muscat Old Quarter 
  • Al Bahri Road (Corniche)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour gives you a great overview of Muscat. This is helpful for planning activities and decide where you want to spend more time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

I loved this tour - I enjoyed the freedom of planning my own day and sitting atop the bus with a warm breeze in my face and my eyes fixed on the sights and sounds of a Monday morning in Muscat. The guides were very helpful and advised me when and where to join the buses. They were punctual and comfortable and the commentary was informative. I joined at Jawharat al shatti. (stop 3) - a good place to catch a coffee and watch the early morning beach activity before heading off. I did the round trip listening to the commentary, without getting off and returned to stop 3 for lunch; then i re-joined the bus and really enjoyed the second run without commentary and just took it all in. This time I got off in time to join the 3pm walking tour in the Al Alam Palace district - this was very interesting (albeit quite hot at that time of day) and the guide really knew his stuff and did a good job. Highly recommend the freedom of this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

It was very good. The young people working there were very helpful and everything went perfect. Thanks Pia Clemens

Barbara H
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Very informative tour and a good way to see the very extensive city. It is much larger than you anticipate. By the end of the 24 hours we were quite familiar with all the sites. There is an additional free bus tour out to the mosque which is well worth it, a taxi can cost almost £40 depending on where you are stopping. Plan your hotel so you are close to a bus stop to save money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Absolutely the best way to see all of Muscat. Very clean buses and very clear descriptions of all of Muscat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

It was really, really good. The sights in Muscat are quite dispersed but the bus journey takes you directly to the best bits. The walking tour around the old town was excellent and the general recorded guide was informative and very interesting. Loved it, will consider going on other Big Bus tours in other parts of the region. Just one point, it's worth booking a hotel near the drop-off points as there is only bus per hour.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

booked through Viator since it is cheaper than booking directly. we went on a low season, height of summer, so we were the only ones in the bus. we didn't hop off anymore as it was too hot and the next bus would come around after 2 hours. i think this is the only way to see Muscat in a day with the commentary as a guide. overall, i would say at this time, there are no tour companies offering much so this is the way to go. i have researched with several companies and it seems all they offer are private tours. the assistance in the bus was impeccable with the Filipino agents being so friendly. water is given for free.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015


4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

This tour was very enjoyable. The information on the audio was informative and current.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

It was great! well worth it! only downside would be that the bus was late to start with, but I guess this is down to traffic and was stopping/picking up every hour, not every 30min. but if you can deal with this it was very, very nice!

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