Staycations have become popular in Oman for short and extended weekend holidays. Here are some great local offers for the upcoming Eid holidays.
Weekends in the Sultanate are a blessing that should be taken advantage of after a long work week, but getting an extra week off is even better. The Eid Al Adha holiday will last from September 11 until September 15, meaning an effective nine-day holiday for the residents of the Sultanate; many can take advantage of this weekend for a ‘staycation’ instead of an actual vacation. Staycation has become popular in Oman for short or extended weekend holidays. Hotels are ready to welcome the Oman and GCC residents with generous set of offers including refreshing overnight stays, access to the relaxing hotel’s recreation facilities and the opportunity to taste the lavish variety of food available.
Hotel: Salalah Marriott Resort
Location: Al Fatah, Mirbat
Call: +968 2327 5500
The luxurious in house facilities with panoramic view of the beach make the Marriott Resort in Salalah a beautiful location to stay. The rich five star also features recreational facilities of a bar, pool, fitness centre, spa and nearly every other kind of facility that a guest may ask for. Salalah Marriott Resort, offers guests this Eid Al Adha the opportunity to visit multiple local landmarks such as Wadi Darbat, Sumaharam Arhaeological Site, anti gravity point.
Visitors are invited to spacious rooms decorated in warm colour schemes and equipped in unique style. Designed as a family gateway, it offers a restaurant with wide range of traditional specialties complemented by international plates. Tourists can benefit from the multiple outdoor activities, such as kids’ animation, amazing swimming at the largest swimming pool, a sumptuous relaxing oud player entertainment, and Eid special lunch buffet for adults and kids.
Hotel: Hormuz Grand Hotel
Call: + 968 2435 0500
Overlooking the Muscat Mountains, this glamorous hotel is 4km from both Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club and Muscat International Airport. Hormuz Grand Hotel’s fantastic deal consists of a one night stay, breakfast & dinner at the Straits for two for only OMR49. Guest’s can also enjoy the Grand Trunk festival happening at the award-winning Qureshi Bab-Al-Hind for an extra OMR10 per person. Offer is valid from September 8 till September 17 (both dates are inclusive) and it is valid for all GCC nationals and residents. Prior booking is required.
Hotel: Millennium Resort
Location: Wudam Al Sahil,
Call: +968 2687 1555
Millennium Resort Mussanah is an oasis of relaxation and entertainment and provides everything needed without the need to travel too far. Guests can treat themselves to a luxurious stay in one of the rooms or suites, unwind and relax at one of the 5 swimming pools or on the golden sandy beaches, indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at Zayna Spa, or enjoy access to the fully-equipped health and fitness centre. From September 12-16, guests can enjoy an all-inclusive one-night stay in a luxurious deluxe room including dinner and breakfast for two starts from only OMR70 per night. For an additional OMR10, guests can upgrade to a sea-view room and wake up to the panoramic vista of the Gulf of Oman.
Hotel: Al Hilton Salalah
Location: As Sultan Qaboos Street, Salalah
Call: +968 2313 3333
The contemporary styled mansion is the famous Hilton resort in Salalah. It offers water sports facilities, five restaurants, a fitness centre and a beachfront view of the Arabian Sea. It is a perfect location to have a relaxing time in Salalah. To celebrate Eid Al Adha, Al Hilton Salalah offers rates from OMR100 plus tax per room, per night inclusive of breakfast.
Hotel: Salalah Rotana
Location: Al Saadah, Salalah Call: +968 2327 5700
Just a 20km drive from Salalah airport, the Rotana is the city’s most exotic resort. The 5 star hotel features a 400 rooms and unprecedented recreational facilities with lagoons and manmade canals built in the estate. To celebrate Eid, Rotana promises guests a truly treasured time spent with rates from OMR85 per room, per night inclusive of breakfast. Rate is subject to availability, 17% service charge & taxes. Rate is valid for Eid Al Adha.
Hotel: Grand Hyatt
Location: Al Shatti Street, Muscat
Call: +968 2464 1234
Its traditional architecture and world class facilities make Grand Hyatt one of the most revered hotel in the country.
The luxurious 5 star lies in the heart of the Muscat city and features marble interior and plush décor along with a set of delightful delicacies with cuisines from Italy all the way to India. Grand Hyatt is offering a double room including breakfast for a net rate of OMR 95 per night.
Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Muscat
Location: Al Khuwair, Sultan
Qaboos Street, Muscat
Call: + 968 2450 7888
Located in the centre of shopping areas and historical buildings, Park Inn by Radisson Muscat offers awesome amenities including the rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre, and a collection of restaurants.
Available from September 9 to 17, the Eid package is priced from OMR45 per night including taxes and service charges in a double occupancy offering stays with sumptuous buffet breakfast at the Palm Restaurant and dinner set menu. The offer includes free high speed Internet access throughout the stay, free use of rooftop swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam rooms and indoor games. Children under twelve years old will stay for free with two sharing adults.
Hotel: Intercontinental Muscat
Location: Al Kharjiya Street, Al Shatti Area, Muscat
Call: +968 2468 0000
If recreation is what one needs, Intercontinental Muscat ranks as an obvious choice. The highly acclaimed international chain features two tennis courts, an Olympic size pool and an easy access to the shore along with several other recreational facilities. InterContinental Muscat is offering this Eid Al Adha an exclusive room package starting from OMR65 plus taxes, city or mountain view inclusive of breakfast buffet for 2 persons. The rates are subject to availability and valid from September 8 to 17. Enjoy Eid lunch buffet on the first and second day of Eid at the Musandam Café & Terrace with traditional Ouzi, BBQ live cooking, kids corner and more will be available for only OMR 17++ per person. Buffet will be served from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
Hotel: Masirah Island Resort
Call: +968 9932 7803
A surfer’s paradise, home to thousands of logger-head turtles and a perfect spot for birdwatchers — Masirah Island represents the beauty of the sea, as it appears to be a jewel amidst blue water.
Visitors to the largest island in Oman become enchanted by the beauty of the surrounding nature, representing the diversity of its environments. Located on the beaches of Masirah Island, this luxurious resort offers an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and a fitness centre. All rooms are air conditioned and have satellite TV with a starting price of OMR 60 per night. Masirah Island Resort's upper floor rooms come with a private balcony providing a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. Rooms on the ground floor open onto the pool area and garden.
Hotel: Luxury Tents at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
Location: Ras Al Jinz
Call: +968 9655 0606
Luxury Eco-Tents, located on a hillock close to the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, will be one of the ideal places to staycation this Eid. These tents have been imported from Eco-Structures Australia and these are first of its kind in Oman. “These luxury tents are wind proof and rain proof and have been tested in cyclone hit areas as well for their safety,” said Vijay Handa, Cluster general manager of Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. The Ras AI Jinz beach is world famous for the nesting endangered green turtle and the only place in Oman where the public can watch the nesting process of these amazing sea giants. More than 12,000 turtles visit Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve every year. Authorities say that the residents can enjoy the panoramic views of the Ras Al Jinz sea beaches from their luxury tents. “Out of the air-conditioned 12 tents, four will be suitable for the larger families where four adults’ two children can be accommodated easily and the rest of the eight tents will suffice for a couple and two children. All the tents will have medicated mattresses for a comfortable sleep,” he added. Each Luxury Eco-tent will have a separate area of taking showers, dressing table, tea coffee maker, safe deposit, mini fridge, and LCD TV. The visitors will check in at the front desk of the Reserve and will be escorted to the tents in club cars. “However, there will also be a provision for parking your four wheels close to the tented area,” he added.
Price: Starting from OMR 75
Hotel: Al Bustan Palace Hotel, Ritz Carlton
Location: Al Bustan Street, Quron Beach, Muscat 114, Oman
Call: +968 2479 9666
This grand dame of Muscat resorts, tucked between the cliffs of Bustan and a royal blue bay has a great spa, a quiet private beach, a water sports centre, tennis courts, and six different dining venues, making it an easy place to totally escape for the weekend.
Eid Brunch at Al Khiran Terrace
A holiday special Eid brunch will be served at Al Khiran Terrace on the second day of Eid holidays, in an entertaining ambience, surrounded by live-cooking stations and Omani traditional favourites such as lamb ouzi, grill, and seafood buffets, and traditional Arabic sweets.
Second day of Eid, 1.00pm to 5.00pm Packages from OMR25++ per person.
Al Khiran Terrace Buffet Dinner
Foodies will enjoy during the weekend at Al Khiran Terrace, with an all-inclusive package during Friday and Saturday themed nights including a lavish steakhouse or seafood buffet.
Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
Price: OMR32 nett per person.
Escape for the Weekend
Enjoy an overnight in a deluxe room and wake up to spectacular views over the Sea of Oman with breakfast included. Kids and adults can participate in many activities at the Al Bustan. Prices start at OMR109+ taxes per night, per room. Deluxe sea view room includes accommodation and breakfast for two.
Six Senses Spa at Al Bustan Palace
Rejuvenate, relax and indulge in a special treat at Six Senses Spa at Al Bustan Palace. Enjoy a relieving Balinese massage with the “Timeless Treat” package, which combines acupressure with smooth massage strokes to induce a state of calm and relaxation.
Price: OMR71 nett per person, 100 minutes treatment.