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Sur, Oman

Sur is a capital city of Ash Sharqiyah Region, northeastern Oman, on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. It is located 93 miles (150 km) southeast of the Omani capital Muscat. It is a quiet coastal town which has been an important dhow-building centre for centuries.

Attractions include its authentic souk with Middle-Eastern ware, the forts in Sur, the marine museum and dhows, or go for a stroll along the quay. It has great beaches and several interesting things to see and do nearby. For example turtle watching at Ras Al Hadd is only 45 km along the coast or The Wahiba Sands (Oman's beautiful desert) is reached within a one hour drive.

Things to see and do

* Dhows
* Boatyards
* Marine Museum
* The souk
* Turtles nesting at Ras Al Hadd

Cruise Season – Oct - April
Currency – Rial (OMR)
Language – Arabic
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – +968

Port Location – The port is located in Sur harbor on the outskirts of the town.

Transport Links – Virtually all international flights arrive at Seeb International Airport (MCT) in Muscat. There are also a small number of regional international flights to Salalah (SLL). There are scheduled services by numerous airlines, including but not limited to Oman Air, Emirates, Gulf Air, Etihad, British Airways, Kuwait Airways, Saudi Arabian Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Swiss International, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Air India and Air France. The most frequent connections are via Dubai (DXB). There are also direct flights from various Indian cities by airlines like Air India, Indian, and Jet Airways (recently).

There are regular, daily bus services connecting the bigger cities within Oman (Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Sur and Nizwa).

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