The ultra-hip W Hotels made its debut in Oman the previous year with the opening of the chic W Muscat on the beachfront of Shatti Al Qurum. This hotel is one of the newest in Muscat. A fun home base for exploring Oman’s stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, guests may while away the days snorkeling in the crystal-clear seas, shopping in the historic Muttrah Souq, or just lounging poolside in the hotel’s expansive 1,800 square meter pool.
There are five bars and restaurants available to visitors, as well as the two-story indoor/outdoor CHAR, which serves a variety of international cuisine with the center of attention on steaks, and the first outpost of the chic Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar in Oman, which features a rooftop bar, a chic lounge area, and an elegant pool.
A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Al Bustan Palace
The Al Bustan Palace hotel, which has a total of 250 rooms and is surrounded by verdant gardens and is situated among the mountains of the Al Hajar and Oman sea, exemplifies the genuine culture and hospitality of Oman. One kilometer of the hotel’s private beach is the longest stretch of sand in the nation, and among the hotel’s five alfresco swimming pools is one that is fifty meters long.
Activities like face painting, beach-themed crafts, and tie-dye painting are part of the educational and entertaining Ritz Kids program. The enjoyment continues in the guest rooms, where children may have their very own tent decked up in a princess or pirate theme, complete with personalized coloring books, decorations, toys, and balloons. The tents are available in a choice of two sizes.
Kempinski Hotel Muscat
The remarkable architecture of the Kempinski Hotel Muscat, located in the trendy Al Mouj neighborhood only ten minutes from the airport, has a front inspired by the historic landscape of Muscat, a lobby with soaring white columns resembling lily pads, and a ballroom inspired by Arabian lanterns. The Arabian-meets-contemporary design aesthetic is carried through to each of the 310 guestrooms and suites, each of which is decorated in a palette of warm colors that creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
Ten restaurants and bars, including a bowling alley with a menu of light, fun foods, ensure that you won’t go hungry. Options range from the contemporary Northern Indian cuisine at Bukhara to the Thai street food at Soi Soi. Those who are interested in discovering the capital of Oman will appreciate the hotel’s position in Al Mouj, which exudes an air of exclusivity and provides convenient access to a wide variety of activities that are sure to keep visitors occupied.
Six Senses Zighy Bay
The only Six Senses resort in the Middle East may be found at Zighy Bay, which is located on the Musandam Peninsula in the northern part of Oman. Some of Zighy Bay’s most stunning sandy beaches are located here, and the resort enjoys a mild temperature year-round. There’s also a sprawling health and wellness center that spans more than 20,000 square feet and is home to the award-winning Six Senses spa (1,900 square meters).
Six Senses Zighy Bay is the first Six Senses resort in the Middle East, and as such, it merges genuine, personalized, adaptable to Middle Eastern and Omani traditions, sustainable, and in harmony with particular surroundings experiences for its guests.
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Hotel
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar hotel’s position on the edge of a valley in the Saiq Plateau, 2,000 meters above sea level, makes it the loftiest 5-star spa in the Middle East. Because of this, the hotel’s situation lends itself to a variety of different kinds of activities.
This is a five-star hotel for the whole family, with activities such as donkey rides, mountain climbing, stargazing from the resort’s platform, and trips to nearby towns. Other activities include a movie screening under the stars, stargazing, and enjoying the night sky.
Dunes by Al Nahda
A true desert resort experience can be had at Dunes by Al Nahda, which is located a little more than an hour’s drive from Muscat International Airport and is perched atop one of the highest dunes in Wadi Al Abiyad. The sand-colored tents conceal a plethora of vibrant colors and materials, while the grounds’ understated Arabian-desert décor gives way to the site’s spectacular natural backdrop.
The tents start at 38 square meters in size, and they provide all of the creature amenities associated with glamping, such as air conditioning, complete bathrooms, oak closets, couches, and flat-screen televisions. Dine amid the dunes at the open-air Fleur restaurant, which provides world cuisine made with local ingredients. Afterward, drink a sundowner at the Dune Bar while watching the sky transform vivid colors.
Jumeirah Muscat Bay
It is the first Jumeirah hotel in Oman and will open its doors in Muscat before the end of the year. Intimately tucked away in Bandar Jissah, Jumeirah Muscat Bay will feature ergonomic concepts that blur the boundaries between the resort’s indoor and outdoor areas. The hotel has 206 large suites and rooms, as well as a top-notch Talise spa, excellent dining options, and relaxing sunset beverages. There is a distinctive restaurant and lounge with spectacular views of the mountains of Al Hajar and the Persian Gulf on the hotel’s top floor.
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah hotel
Because it is perched on a small rock that overlooks a gorgeous bay, this hotel has a commanding vantage point over the surrounding landscape. A central courtyard with a water feature and palm trees is a key feature of the hotel’s design, which takes cues from Moorish architecture and Omani forts, which are reflected in the building’s pastel pink exterior. There are 180 rooms and suites available, all of which are decorated in dark wood and earth tones and have balconies and views of the sea, as well as marble baths filled with L’Occitane toiletries and sliding wooden screens that reveal the scenery outside the bath.
There are 15 restaurants and bars in the resort, serving everything from traditional Italian at Capri Court to contemporary Middle Eastern fare at Al Tanoor. Six swimming pools, a selection of watersports, and a lazy river attraction are available, making this vacation spot ideal for people of all ages, from young families to mature couples.
The Chedi Muscat
The Chedi Muscat is a five-star resort that can be found on a vast plot of land that spans 21 acres and is situated close to Al Ghubra. The resort is around 20 minutes away from the historical district of Muscat. The resort has 158 rooms and suites, all of which provide breathtaking views of the resort’s well-planted gardens, the nearby Hajar mountains, and the Persian Gulf. There are a total of six restaurants here, serving you everything from Arabic to Indian to Mediterranean fare.
Architect Yasuhiro Koichi of Tokyo’s SPIN design firm is responsible for The Restaurant at The Chedi Muscat, while the hotel’s other stunning public spaces were designed by Denniston Architects under the direction of legendary futurist Jean-Michel Gathy.
This one-of-a-kind hotel has an innovative combination of modern aesthetics and tranquil Arabian architecture, created by famous Italian designer Sandro Serapion. The hotel’s prominent position on the Eastern edge of the Hawana Salalah earned it the local name “Fanar,” which means “lighthouse.” With its 577 rooms and suites, many dining options, chic conference spaces, relaxing spa, and expansive infinity pool facing out over the only tropical beach in the area, this hotel is perfect for vacationing with loved ones or doing business with colleagues.
With a 1.2-kilometer beach, a kids’ club, an animation team, watersports, two enormous pools, and a plethora of other amenities, our visitors never have a dull moment.
Sheraton Oman Hotel
The Sheraton Oman Hotel, which first opened its doors in 1985 and underwent a full renovation in 2016, has become an instant icon in the heart of Oman’s capital, Muscat. The hotel has been an integral part of the fabric of the local community for decades, and its prime location above Ruwi, downtown Muscat’s banking and economic center, has made it a landmark for miles around.
Hilton Salalah Resort
Surrounded by colorful bougainvilleas and towering palm trees, the Hilton Salalah Resort is a tranquil oasis. Hotel rooms and suites at this Salalah beachfront property all provide soothing views of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, and Dhofar Mountains. The Hilton Salalah Resort has a freeform pool, a shopping arcade, a fitness center, and six restaurants and bars, all of which look out over the white sand beach below.
Relax with a drink on the seaside at Sea Breeze Bar, or indulge in a steak dinner with savory sauces and wine pairings at Sheba’s Steak House. This Salalah hotel has a Caribbean-style beach pavilion where you can have a massage, a playground, and easy access to the Old Souk, the Bird Sanctuary, and the Frankincense route, all great places to spend a day exploring.