Welcome to Muscat

Muscat

Muscat is a port the like of which cannot be found in the whole world where there is business and good things that cannot be found elsewhere.

Ahmed bin Majid al-Najdi

As the great Arab navigator Ahmed bin Majid al-Najdi recognised in 1490 AD, Muscat, even to this day, has a character quite different from neighbouring capitals. There are few high-rise blocks, and even the most functional building is required to reflect tradition with a dome or an arabesque window. The result of these strict building policies is an attractive, spotlessly clean and whimsically uniform city – not much different in essence from the ‘very elegant town with very fine houses’ that the Portuguese admiral Alfonso de Alburqueque observed as he sailed towards Muscat in the 16th century.

Muscat means ‘safe anchorage’, and the sea continues to constitute a major part of the city: it brings people on cruise ships and goods in containers to the historic ports of Old Muscat and Mutrah. It contributes to the city’s economy through the onshore refinery near Qurm, and provides a livelihood for fishermen along the beaches of Shatti al-Qurm and Athaiba. More recently, it has also become a source of recreation at Al-Bustan and Bandar Jissah, and along the sandy beach that stretches almost without interruption from Muscat to the border with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), over 200km to the northwest.

The opening of the Royal Opera House in 2011, with performances of acclaim from around the world, has helped place Muscat on an international stage and highlighted it as a forward-thinking, progressive city. Much loved by its citizens, it continues to be a beacon for those who live in the interior and a role model of understated calm in a region of hyperbole.



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General Description\n3 star accommodations\nAccessible to many local attractions\nBeautiful views and exceptional service\nClose proximity to shopping district\nIdeal accommodations for a vacation getaway\nLocation\nConveniently located in Muscat\nRestaurants..
Al Wadi Hotel is located in the ancient marine capital of Oman; Sohar, which is home to legendary Sindbad the Sailor.210 km from the capital city of Muscat, surrounded by natural wonders and historical sites, Sohar was recently voted the most picturesque..
The Beach Hotel offers leisure travellers a cosy, relaxing setting without breaking the budget. A hotel swimming pool is found in the middle of the complex and additional facilities include the health club and steam room. The reception is welcoming and..
The hotel offers 78 well appointed Suites, ballrooms with 1000 persons capacity and also undertake Out-door catering facilities wherein Crystal Suites will offer unique experience to the local public and Tourists.
The DMAS HOTEL is a Tourist hotel. Located in Al Ghubra Beach area. Shopping is accessible by bus/taxi and the nightlife/restaurants are easily accessible by taxi or bus from the hotel. DMAS Hotel is centrally located in Muscat within easy access from..
This is a good hotel located close to the city's business and shopping districts, proving ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Maintained to a good standard, this property offers value for money to travellers working with a budget. A gym can..
This is a great value hotel offering international standards and service. A good locations and good facilities makes this an ideal choice for all clients. (SD 01.10) Conveniently located in Al Khuwair area, off Sultan Qaboos Street, the main road to the..
Ramee Guestline hotel is one of the finest 4 hotels in Oman, offering professional yet friendly service with a smile. The hotel has 90 well appointed rooms consisting of single, double and twin rooms. There are elegant Executive and Royals suites too...
In the heart of the city of Muscat, home to many popular historic and cultural sites, stands the Ruwi Hotel, which is a 25 km picturesque drive from the Seeb International Airport.Managed by the Aitken Spence Group, the three star Ruwi Hotel overlooks..
A good value proposition in a good central location. Other benefits include Business Centre, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Health Club and WIFI Internet. SD 10/09 Modern 5 storey building. Located in the bust Al Khuwair district and so convenient to access..
The Safeer International Hotel provides you with comfortable suites and a peaceful location, head to the beautiful beach nearby. Benefit from free private parking.You can also easily go shopping in the bustling capital of Muscat. Nearby Muscat's city..
Good location and good value for money. SD 08.09 Modern building with 6 floors. Situated in Al Kuwair, close to Shatti Al Qurum, the main diplomative and commercial centre of the city. Good access to the major highway to move around the city as well..
The Hotel is located in the heart of the Commercial and Busniss District in Al Khuwair.the hotel is convenienly situated within the capital area and is only 12 km from Muscat International Airport. with a quick and easy access to the Ministries, it offers..
A scenic 25 km drive from Muscat International Airport brings you to the famed 4-star Al Falaj Hotel, which enjoys a prime location in the heart of the city with easy access to an abundance of tourist attractions, the city's business hub, places of religious..
This is a pleasant property with a good location, offering good value for money. (SD 07/08) This is a modern, white building with no outstanding features and fitting it neatly with the traditional buildings of the capital city. This hotel is located..
Al Maha International Hotel is conveniently located 10 minutes away from Seeb International Airport in Al Ghubra Area. Al Maha International is in close proximity to the Embassies, Ministries, Shopping Hyper Malls, Beach Clubs and within 10 minutes from..
The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Muscat opened its doors in the summer of 2012, a 4 star non-licensed business hotel located in the commercial district of Al Khuwair, right next door to the embassies and government ministries. The modern design and white refreshing..
City Seasons Hotel Muscat redefines the business hotel category in Muscat, combining unparalleled luxury with contemporary elegance and efficiency. Located on Al Sultan Qaboos Street, City Seasons Hotel Muscat is situated in the heart of the City's Diplomatic..
General Description Accessible to many local attractions Close proximity to a beach. Great combination for business and pleasure Ideal accommodations for a vacation getaway Perfect location appropriate for both families and couples Location..
Check into the elegant Crowne Plaza Muscat hotel with its own private beach and easy access to local businesses. The dazzling white Crowne Plaza Muscat is located in an exclusive cliff-top residential area overlooking the Gulf of Oman , with terrace and..
The EASTIN RESIDENCES is a Tourist hotel. Located in MUSCAT area. Shopping is accessible by bus/taxi and the nightlife/restaurants are located in the hotel. Eastin Residences Muscat is located on a sea road connecting Al-Seeb and Al Athaiba in the north..
The GOLDEN TULIP SEEB is just 2 km. from Muscat International Airport and adjacent to the Oman International Exhibition Centre. Ideally located for all interior tours. The hotel features 177 rooms and suites, a selection of restaurants, bars, 24 hour..
The Haffa House Hotel provides visitors with services and facilities including the 24-hour front desk service, an in-house restaurant, a news stand, free parking on the premises, a modern fitness room, a spa with massage and beauty treatments, Turkish..
The HOLIDAY INN MUSCAT AL SEEB is a Tourist hotel. Located in MUSCAT area. Shopping is within walking distance and the nightlife/restaurants are easily accessible by taxi or bus from the hotel. The Holiday Inn Muscat Al Seeb is located near the city's..
The hotel is recommended for both business and leisure people. Complimentary airport transfer to and from Seeb International Airport is available to guests however is subject to availability and conditions. (SD 05/08) Traditional building offering a..
Millennium Resort Mussanah Oman, offers upscale four star deluxe accommodations with panoramic views overlooking the resorts private 54 berth marina situated on the Gulf of Oman north of Muscat, offering comfortable, stylish and panoramic surroundings..
The health and fitness centre offers a gymnasium, sauna, and massages, and there is a temperature-controlled swimming pool for both adults and children. This is not the most luxurious hotel in town, but is well located and reasonably well maintained...
168 bright and colorful guest rooms (including 5 accessibled rooms) and 7 spacious Executive Suites. All day dining restaurant and a Speciality RBG Grill Restaurant. Fully equipped Fitness Centre, Roof-top Swimming Pool, Retail Outlets, Modern & flexible..
Featuring a rooftop mosaic pool and jacuzzi, the Platinum combines Mughal traditional carvings and pink Indian stone with state-of-the-art amenities. The rooftop restaurant offers views over the centre of Muscat.An alcohol-free hotel, Platinum provides..
Situated with a mountain backdrop this is a first class hotel opened in 2000, ideally located in the heart of the commercial and diplomatic area of Muscat. 12 minutes from the airport, 153 beautifully appointed rooms including 6 luxurious suites.Free..
Ramada Muscat is a modern 4-star hotel offering stylish accommodation in west Muscat. Highlights include onsite dining, an outdoor swimming pool, a steam room and a good location close to the beach. Shatti Al-Qurum is an upscale residential area with..
Welcome to Ramada Hotel Muscat. Our hotel is ideally located in Shattie Al Qurum area, in the heart of Diplomatic and Ministerial district, just a minute away from the beautiful Qurum Beach and 2 minute drive to the Royal Opera House. This property has..
The resort is a paradise for sports lovers. Apart from the magnificent temperature controlled swimming pool and kids pool with play ground, there's a fully equipped gymnasium with sauna and massage parlour. It is a secluded and relaxed property, without..
Designed by renowned Italian designer Alfredo Freda- this unique hotel is located along the Jebel Sifah Marina- 45km South of Muscat. With only 55 guestrooms- the Hotel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere. Reflecting the hospitable nature of the Omani..
Waves International Hotel Is a newly opened four star hotel located in Al Khuwair, Muscat, the capital city of Oman. It has 120 rooms which is located in this seven storied building. Rooms are tastefully furnished which elegant decor and spacious rooms...
The Ritz-Carlton sets the standard in elegance for business and leisure travelers worldwide. We've been perfecting the art of hospitality and have developed an approach to luxury that has never been duplicated. Resort, Location Type: Resort
Grand Hyatt Muscat is a resort spread over 10 acres on the soft sandy beaches of Shatti Al Qurm. It is located only 18km from Seeb International Airport in the exclusive residential 'Embassies' district at 12 km from the Ruwi business district and at..
A 35-acre oasis nestled between the majestic Hajjar Mountains and Indian Ocean, this Muscat resort is ideally located in the heart of the citys residential, government and diplomatic quarter. The hotels Palm Beach Club offers 900 square metres of rest..
The resort offers a wide range of recreational facilities from rejuvenating treatments at the Chi Spa, saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzi and plunge pools to aerobics classes at the gymnasium. The resort has 6000 square metres of swimming pools as well as a..
The resort offers a wide range of recreational facilities from rejuvenating treatments at the Chi Spa, saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzi and plunge pools to aerobics classes at the gymnasium. The resort has 6000 square metres of swimming pools as well as a..
The resort offers a wide range of recreational facilities from rejuvenating treatments at the Chi Spa, saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzi and plunge pools to aerobics classes at the gymnasium. The resort has 6000 square metres of swimming pools as well as a..
Where the majestic Al Hajar Mountains meet their luminous reflection in the serene waters of the Gulf of Oman, the Chedi Muscat rises amidst an elegantly landscaped twenty-one acre garden oasis with 158 Omani influenced guestrooms and villas. This sublime..
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