Travel in Muscat, Oman, is considered safe, with no current reports or incidents of terrorist activity, though sleeping giants sometimes awaken. If you're planning a trip to Muscat, practice caution and awareness of your surroundings. However, there have not been an attacks in the city to date and the locals are generally peaceful.

The crime rate is low in Oman compared to the west. Even so, avoid travel in deserted places and after dark, and leave valuables at home or in a secure place. While road conditions on major roads are good, back roads are not as well-maintained. Driving on back roads, especially after dark, can mean run-ins with wandering livestock, aggressive drivers, and poorly-lit conditions. Seatbelt use is required, and cell phone use is prohibited while driving, should you rent a car.

If  you have an accident while driving in Muscat, you are allowed to leave the scene provided you fill in the required Royal Omani Police form in agreement with the other driver. If you do not reach an agreement, you are required to wait for the police. Otherwise, if you stay at the scene causing traffic, you might be charged with road obstruction and fined. You are only required to stay at the scene and not move the car  before the arrival of the police in the case of major accidents where major damage or injury and loss of life have occured as this may be seen as an admission of guilt on your part.

Respect of Omani Islamic culture and customs is wise. This means dressing modestly: no sleeveless or halter tops or shorts, no bathing suits except in bathing areas. Don't get caught taking pictures of military or government buildings, as this is strictly prohibited. 

Weather-wise, it is safer to travel to Muscat in the winter months, as the region's high temperatures can get quite prohibitive in the summer. If you do travel there during the hotter months, use  you noggin and have lots of water and sun protection on hand.