Muscat’s countless attractions, including the majestic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, are just minutes away from this luxury resort.
Discover Oman, a country of breathtaking natural beauty that is rich in history, tradition and diverse culture.
Our five star beachfront resort is conveniently located near the main attractions in Muscat such as the Muttrah souk, Muttrah corniche and Al Alam Palace. Oman has a lot of activities and memorable adventures to offer from its waters, deserts and wide ranges of mountains.
A daily bus shuttle is available to our guests to visit the Muttrah Souk and more can be arranged through the concierge.
The Al Bustan Palace new Art Gallery & Boutique features pieces of art from popular artists of diverse background and inspirations. The unique collection unveils works by seven artists from Russia, India and Oman, all currently living in Oman. Each artist showcases works from a recent collection or series, taking visitors through a journey across expressionism, realism or abstract using tools ranging from monography to illustration, calligraphy or paintings.
The initiative, brought together in collaboration with Anna Dudchenko, aims at showcasing a vast array of artistic movements representing the growing, talented Omani Art scene. The collection is open to the public daily, and located on the first floor of the hotel in the Al Bustan Palace Shops Gallery. Open daily, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Artists on display*:
Adnan Al Raisi
Suad Al Aufi
*Details and contacts from each artist are available at the boutique.
Bait Al Zubair (House of Al Zubair) is a private museum displaying the Zubair family’s collection of Omani artefacts. The museum is one of country’s architectural icons and serves as a real window on Oman’s rich heritage and culture. Opening Hours: Saturday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bait Muzna Gallery us a historical landmark, mirroring the beauty and culture of Oman with a contemporary art approach designed to inspire Oman’s artists as well as its people. Opening Hours: Saturday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Royal Opera House Muscat is the leading arts and culture organization in the Sultanate of Oman.
The National Museum
The National Museum is the Sultanate's flagship cultural institution, showcasing the nation’s heritage from the earliest human settlement in the Oman Peninsula some two million years ago through to the present day.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. (ticket box closes at 4:30 p.m.)
Friday: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Ticket box closes at 5:30 p.m.)
Closed Sunday and Monday
Shuttle to the National Museum on opening days at 2 p.m from the hotel main entrance.
Al Bustan Palace Area
Visit the nearby towns of Al Bustan, Haramel, Sidab on your way to old Muscat City see the coastline by driving through this road and maybe a chance of a free catch of the day by the locals in Sidab bring that back to Al Bustan Palace and ask the chef to prepare you a meal out of it for a total authentic Omani experience.
Leave the hotel early and head down to the Muttrah Fish Market and small vegetable market to watch the fisherman bring their catch directly from their boats and sell to the local community. You will find this lots of fun and really exciting to see how the locals interact with the traders. This area offers great photo opportunities. You can find a lot of kinds of fish: tuna, shrimps, octopus and even shark sometimes.
Go back to the Glorious past of Oman by visting Nizwa Fort, Bahla Fort, Rustaq Fort, Nakhal Fort, Hazam Castle, Gibreen Castle where they date back before Islam Era.
Known as the Grand Canyon of Middle East, Jabal Shams is 3,000 meters above sea level. Located 250 kilometers away from Muscat City.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Considered one of the biggest mosque in the middle east, The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque boasts an architecture affair that no other place has and looking to the biggest chandler and Persian Carpet this is an educational tour not to be missed.
Misfat Al Abriyeen village is located in Wilayt AlHamra in A’Dakhiliyah region. It is characterised by its alleys, traditional buildings, high mud buildings, and agricultural terraces that wrap around the mountain, along with the old buildings.
Muscat City Center Seeb
One of the leading shopping and lifestyle destinations in Oman.
Al Sultan Qaboos Highway, Al Mawaleh Contact: +968 24 558888 | Website
Qurum City Center
Strategically located in the commercial hub of up market Qurum area and home to over 75 retail outlets.
Located in the exclusive Shatti Al Qurum area and close to the beach, it has a variety of outlets selling items like crystal ware, toys and gift and handicrafts.
Shati Al Qurum Contact: +968 24692113
Oman Avenues Mall
Oman Avenues Mall offer all-in-one shopping, dining & entertainment experience to locals and international tourists alike.
Sultan Qaboos Highway, Bausher Contact: +968 24 503403 | Website
You must visit the Muttrah Souk, the oldest in Oman, to experience local trading and bargaining. In this souq you will find everything you might want to purchase as a souvenir. There is a large choice of silverwear, tradtional carved wood, clothes, and frankincense. Ensure you walk through towards the end of the souq in order to visit the gold souq.
Diving at Bandar Al Khayran Reserve
The place is the ideal point with divers, especially with the presence of more than 22 diving locations, each with its own charm and beauty. 30 minutes away boat ride from Marina Bandar Al Rawdha which is five minutes away from Al Bustan Palace.
Dolphin shoals visit the shores of Oman in large numbers. Muscat and Musandam are famous for dolphin watching, Take the ride from Marina Bandar Al Rawdha which is five minutes away from Al Bustan Palace for an early morning glimpse of the elegant mammal.
Fishing (all around Oman)
The waters off Oman are home to some of the finest fishing in the world more than 30 variety species are found on the coastline of the country, these fishes are well known for their quality and can be found in big markets around the world such as Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.
Jabal Sifah Golf Course
Designed by legendary Peter Harradine the 18-hole golf course comes equipped with a high end fully functional Club House, driving range and practice facilities, and mountain-links style holes that run along the beach front. The golf course has been formulated to preserve the environment with minimal disturbance to the natural area, and elevating the surrounding views and the sea of Oman.
Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club
Located in Airport Heights, The 18 Holes with 68 Pars Muscat Hill golf course has been designed by the internationally acclaimed golf course designer, Paul Thomas, of David Thomas Associates. The company’s design portfolio is impressive and includes golf courses at La Manga West (Spain), Seve Ballesteros Golf Club and the Top Players Golf Club (Japan).
Overnight Camping at Wahiba Sands
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and have an overnight stay at camping locations 1001 nights’ style. Located 300 kilometers away from Muscat, Try dunes bashing on your way to Bedouin family tent as you will be seeing the traditional hospitality of Omanis, relax back with a nice BBQ dinner and listen to the Omani Oud player bring you back to the past while feeling warm and comfortable front of the fire setup at night.
The Wave Golf Course
Located in Water Front Tourist & Residential Development at the back of Muscat International Airport Over 900,000m₃ of earth was moved to commence the creation of Oman’s first 18 holes PGA Links golf course designed by the legendary Greg Norman at The Wave.
Go to Ras Al Jinz reserve 70 Km off Sur City and see the biggest Green Turtles Reserve in the world (50,000 Green Sea Turtles lives within 5 km ). Also famous as the first point to see sunrise in the Arab world Ras Al Hadd which is nearby from Ras Al Jinz has one of the country best beach spots.