Taxis in Muscat can be differentiated by their distinctive orange and white color. Be sure to take a metered taxi in Muscat and to agree on a rate with the taxi driver before getting into the car. Rates are negotiable and taxi drivers often try to over charge passengers, especially tourists. You will not have difficulty finding a taxi, although we advise attempting to avoid rush hour (from 0730-0930 in the morning and from around 1500-1700 at night), as this will likely increase your taxi fare. We do not advise that you take taxis waiting outside of a hotel, because they tend to inflate rates.