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  • Location:Muscat, Oman
  • Duration:Varies

Big Bus Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

There is no better way to see Muscat than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Muscat attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as the neighborhood of Ruwi, Muttrah Souk, Muscat Royal Opera House, Qurum Beach and much more. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360-degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. Hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 10 stops around Oman’s captivating capital city for 24 hours of sightseeing!


  • 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

Known as the jewel of Arabia, the Omani capital is a visual delight to explore, with historical attractions and fine Arabian architecture set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Hajar Mountains. Glitzy yachts may grace Muscat’s slick waterfront, but just a few strides away lies its winding alleyways, home to atmospheric souks (markets) and medieval forts that beg to be explored.

Aboard a comfortable, open-top, double-decker bus, admire top city attractions, such as Muttrah Souk – a warren of frankincense-scented lanes that zigzag through the town – and Qurum Beah where locals hold beach-side barbeques on balmy evenings. Pass through the business district of Ruwi with its sleek high-rise buildings or perhaps hop off by Muscat Royal Opera House – one of the most impressive arts centers in the Middle East.

With your ticket, you can remain on the bus for an entire loop (roughly 1.5 hours) as you listen to the informative audio commentary, or you can hop on and off at any of the 10 stops around the city to explore Muscat’s enchanting delights.

Muscat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:
  • Muttrah Souk
  • Churches and Temples
  • Hay As Saruj
  • Shatti
  • Qurum National Park
  • Central Buisness 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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