Muscat, a city guide

Enjoy the beautiful mountainous landscape and ocean view in Oman’s port capital. This city brims with historical landmarks: Portuguese forts, the Sultan Quaboos Grand Mosque and a busy souk. A stroll along the Corniche as the sun loses its intensity is one of the true pleasures of a visit here, as is a day spent on its wide sandy beaches.

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Best Hotel in Muscat

The Chedi Muscat

Located right on the beach with a backdrop of the dramatic Al Hajar Mountains, this is the place to go in Muscat if you're seeking contemporary luxury. Style is The Chedi's middle name, from its sleek rooms and suites to the dazzling infinity pool. Omani architecture meets Asian zen at The Chedi Muscat and we think it's a match made in heaven.
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Hotel Facilities

General Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Car hire
  • Designated smoking area
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room Service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops (on site)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • VIP room facilities
Activity Facilities
  • Beachfront
  • Happy hour (Additional charge)
  • Live music/performance (Additional charge)
  • outdoor pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Tennis court (Additional charge)
  • Themed dinner nights (Additional charge)
  • Tour or class about local culture (Additional charge)
Business Facilities
  • Business centre
  • Fax/photocopying (Additional charge)
  • Meeting/banquet facilities (Additional charge)
Entertainment and Family Services
  • Babysitting/child services (Additional charge)
Internet
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge
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Awesome Restaurants
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Mundana has set a high standard and hand picked these restaurants for their great food quality, good reputation, great customer service, clean environment, courteous staff and original menus.

Woodlands

Indian Vegan Options Vegetarian Friendly

Woodlands is the only Indian restaurant that specializes in Chettinad cuisine. The cuisine comes from southern Tamil Nadu and features ingredients such as kalpasi and the starflower. The best dishes here are the chicken biryani and prawn curry. Woodlands is closed from 1500 hours to 1830 hours.

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Golden Oryx

Chinese Japanese Mongolian

Golden Oryx is one of the oldest restaurants in Muscat. It is a cosy and welcoming spot that encourages lingering over its decent Chinese and Thai food. There's also a Mongolian barbecue. The food has a good reputation with the local community and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

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Mumtaz Mahal

Asian Indian Vegetarian Friendly

Mumtaz Mahal is considered to be the finest Indian restaurant in Muscat. Located behind the Qurum Natural Park on a hilltop, the restaurant overlooks the city. The restaurant serves its customer with various tasty and mouthwatering Indian cuisines.

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Kargeen Cafe

Italian Lebanese Mediterranean

Enjoy the flavours of the Middle East in Kargeen Cafe. This delightful restaurant is located in Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos, in an outdoor garden. Kargeen is an old Omani word that means "Little Wooden Cottage". This is reflected in the cafe's wooden architecture and brightly coloured carpets and rugs.

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Bin Ateeq

Halal

Bin Ateeq serves traditional Omani food such as Biryani, Kabsa, Thareed and Qabooli. This is one of the few Omani restaurants in town and dining is an experience. There are no tables or chairs; guests sit on the cushions in a private room. Eating with your plate on your lap may not be the culinary experience that you expected, but there is something very relaxing about enjoying your food in such comfortable surroundings.

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Turkish House

Mediterranean Seafood Turkish

The Turkish house is a popular fixture on the Muscat dining scene. The menu mainly consists of grilled Mediterranean favourites, cold starters, Arabic bread, salads, fish dishes and fresh juices.

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Top Activities
in Muscat

Mundana has set a high standard and hand picked these restaurants for their great food quality, good reputation, great customer service, clean environment, courteous staff and original menus.

Wadi Bashing

Ever wanted to know what a wadi is? Scale the dried-out riverbeds in a 4x4. In summer, you may find some pools where you can take a quick swim. If it's winter, you could be driving through water-filled riverbeds. Ask the Concierge for the best wadis.

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Nizwa

The oasis city of Nizwa is the former capital of Oman and the largest city in the interior. In the centre of town is the restored Nizwa Fort. Ensure you visit the Nizwa souk to purchase Omani silver. The souk is most lively on a Friday morning.

Arts & Culture

Al Hoota Cave

The cave is located at the foot of Jebel Shams and is over 5 km long. It offers beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and crystals. The visitor centre offers a heritage shop, as well as a museum. The cave closes for lunch so factor that into your plans.

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