Arriving in Muscat

Book your flights to Muscat with Etihad Airways and prepare to see both the ancient and modern come together in this wondrous destination. Muscat offers a wealth of experiences from riding magnificent Arabian horses to enjoying a balmy sunset at Qurum Beach.

Plan Your Muscat Holiday

Travel to Muscat and discover everything you hope for; fine weather, wonderful cuisine, modern facilities, history and culture. The landscape is both mountainous and oceanic, allowing every taste to be catered for. Modern shopping malls co-exist with traditional markets and older regions of Muscat are walled and gated as if time has stood still.

As Muscat has so much to offer, in such a unique geographic area, it continues to be a timeless destination. We advise that you book your tickets to Muscat well in advance if you wish to visit in the popular springtime, when various international events are held in pleasant temperatures. To find cheap hotels in Muscat seek accommodation outside of the Muscat district and consider booking outside of January to later February. Later in the year flight deals to Muscat can also be better as the temperatures increase.

Flying from New Zealand

Book your flights from New Zealand to destinations all over the world with Etihad Airways to experience an outstanding service that addresses your every need.

Major Airports in New Zealand

International flights from New Zealand are available from the country’s largest airport, Auckland Airport (AKL). There are two passenger terminals, the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal, with free bus services in-between and passenger parking. Many services are available, including foreign exchange and banking, medical services, and shops and restaurants.

From Christchurch, international flights leave Christchurch International Airport (CHC). The airport has two terminals; one on the ground level and the new level 1 terminal. Take advantage of the duty free and restaurants while you wait.

Airport Transportation in New Zealand

From Auckland, you have the option of taking a bus to Auckland Airport, which takes approximately 40 minutes from the city centre. There is no train to Auckland Airport, but you can take a taxi if you prefer. During morning or evening rush hours, be sure to allow at least an hour for travel.

You can take a taxi to Christchurch Airport and take advantage of the Drop-Off Zone on the ground floor. The airport is 12km from Christchurch City centre.

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Interested in Muscat? Consider Basrah

Book your flights to Basra with Etihad Airways and get ready to discover a mythical land where legend and fantasy go hand in hand. Located in the Arabian Gulf, the life of its inhabitants has always been linked to the sea, so it’s not strange that Sinbad legends are still alive in the areas surrounding its port.

Plan Your Basra Holiday

Travel to Basra and open the door to its past. Old Town is still impressive with its amber-brick buildings, openwork tracery windows, and its ancient mosques that remain as a sign of ancient splendour. Use the Shatt al-Arab River as your guide and you’ll see its most urban side at the Corniche al-Basora pier and its more traditional side in the neighbourhoods along the riverbanks.

If you decide to book tickets to Basra using Etihad’s Deals section, don't forget to go to Sinbad Island and explore its beautiful gardens in the middle of the river. With Etihad Airways you can find good flight deals to Basra, but remember that the best season to travel is during the fall and winter. Regarding accommodation, it won't be too difficult to find cheap hotels in Basra as tourism is still growing.

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