Ruwi, the main business district of Muscat
Mosque in Ruwi

Ruwi (Arabic: روي‎) is the commercial hub and the main business district of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. It is located about 5 km from the main residential localities of Al-Khuwair, Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos, Shati Al-Qurm and Al-Qurm. One of the oldest parts of Muscat Ruwi was known for its narrow streets and old buildings some of which were demolished in the 1970s to build commercial structures. 85601 people live there.[1]

The southeastern portion of the district has been dubbed as "Little India" due to the numerous Indian expatriates residing there.


Ruwi is the main transport hub of the local city bus service, Mwasalat. Buses on national and international routes leave from here.

You can find a bus every 15 to 20 mins to each location mentioned below

Ruwi Bus station

Al Mabela – Route No. 1 Al Wadi Kabir – Route No. 2 Wadi Adei – Route No. 3 Muttrah – Route No. 4 Almerat – Route No. 5 The minimum and the maximum price for these routes are RO. 0.200 to RO. 0.500 [2]

Airport in RuwiEdit

Bait Al Falaj Airport was the first airport in Oman, fitted with limited equipment and facilities to serve as a civilian airport. It had a Communication Centre, a Customs Office, asphalt parking for aircraft and a maintenance shed, with theses modest facilities, the airport was able to play a small part in the advancement of civil aviation in Oman. Bait Al Falaj Airport, dating back to 1929, was nothing but a dirt track landing strip, mainly put to use for military purposes. It was additionally being utilized by the Petroleum Development Oman Company for its aircraft, flying between Muscat and oil exploration fields in Fahud, Qarn Al Alam and other locations.

Today, the site of the airfield is now the centre of modern commercial and residential buildings in Ruwi.[3]

Commercials in RuwiEdit

Ruwi high street in Ruwi is the main commercial street in Oman and has a numbers jewelry shops, electrical shops, gift shops etc. From Bigger Shopping Complex to the Smaller Retail Shops are located in Ruwi.


Star Cinema[4] and City Cinema[5] are the most popular cinemas of Muscat situated in Ruwi.

Religious places in RuwiEdit

Sultan Qaboos Mosque is one of the biggest Mosque in Ruwi located next to the Ruwi Bus station.[6] A number of churches and Hindu temples are located in the multi-denominational compound in Ruwi. Coordinates: 23°36′01″N 58°32′36″E / 23.60028°N 58.54333°E / 23.60028; 58.54333


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  5. ^ "Five Best Cinemas to Watch Movies in Muscat". Times of Oman. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  6. ^ "Humriya Mosque,Ruwi - Picture of Muscat Governorate, Oman - TripAdvisor". Retrieved 2017-11-21.