Muscat, Oman: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Muscat, Oman? If you're planning to go to Muscat, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Muscat, Oman

Based on the climate and weather in Muscat, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Muscat, Oman

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Muscat, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Muscat, Oman by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January for Muscat is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Muscat is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you visit Muscat during March, you are likely to see that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you vacation in Muscat during April, you will probably find that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you vacation in Muscat during May, you might find that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 80s F (low 30s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

Traveling to Muscat in June, you will notice that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you vacation in Muscat during July, you are likely to notice that it can be blisteringly hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 80s F (low 30s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you visit Muscat during August, you may see that it is a scorcher, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Muscat is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you vacation in Muscat during October, you may find that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you are traveling to Muscat in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December for Muscat is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Muscat tourism authority.

If you see the Bait Al Zubair Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Muscat, Oman

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Muscat.

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