Stunning beaches and friendly people combine with the bustling bazaars and ancient forts to create an Arabian Gulf visit that is distinctly authentic. Of course, the ever-increasing stable of upscale international hotels only adds to its allure.
HOW TO GET THERE
British Airways flies 5 times a week from London Heathrow, direct into Muscat in less than 10 hours. Oman Ai flies double daily from London Heathrowr and Gulf Air also offer a direct service.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
During the cooler months of November to May. Please note: Ramadan takes place between early June to early July.
Six Senses Zighy Bay takes the concept of ‘Innovative Style’ a few steps further. Not only does this village-style resort introduce you to a refreshingly different corner of the world, but it also offers an uncompromising standard of luxury alongside a genuine commitment to the environment.
Cradled between the Hajjar mountains and the beachfront of Boushar, just ten kilometres outside ‘old’ Muscat, The Chedi Muscat has to be seen to be believed. This ‘Leading Hotel of the World’ is understated and sleek, with original Omani structures endowing a strong sense of place.
Al Bustan has long been one of the Middle East’s most famous resorts and its recent multi-million dollar facelift was designed to keep it that way. The refurbishment touched upon everything from the guest rooms, combining Art Deco design with the richness of Arabian culture, to an extensive network of new water features that are now contributing to an inherently relaxing ambience.
Shangri-La have excelled even their own exemplary standards in the creation of this 3 hotel resort. The breadth of stunning accommodation here is only matched by the choice of world-class facilities and sumptuous dining options, and all just 15 minutes from the historic city of Muscat.
Spacious rooms and villas boast canyon and cliff views, private pool and a Majlis-style living area. Savour Arabic specialties with unique spice blends from the vantage point of a restaurant in a fort tower, taste tapas in a Moroccan lounge and enjoy a lively courtyard market and shisha by starlight. Float in a striking infinity pool with a belvedere and meander through souk alleys to meet families who make rose water in time-honoured fashion. The Anantara Spa offers timeless Arabian treatments with precious natural elixirs.
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