Explore Oman’s Past and Present From This Luxury Beachfront Hotel


From the moment of arrival at this secluded resort, when dates and coffee are presented in a gesture of welcome and the smell of frankincense wafts through the lobby, there is the profound sense of belonging to two worlds. There is the world of tradition, expressed in customs, cuisine and nearby attractions like the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Then there is the world of today, which appears in the newly renovated design, the resort’s six glittering pools and luxury shopping in Muscat. Experience the best of both at this beachfront hotel, where guests can swim or dive along the private beach, perfect their backhand through the resort’s tennis program and practice yoga in a private or group lesson. Or venture out to explore iconic attractions like the Muttrah Souk, the National Museum of Oman or Al Alam Palace, all located just 10 minutes away.

On-Site Outlets
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Al Bustan Palace Spa by The Ritz-Carlton

Al Bustan Palace Spa by The Ritz-Carlton is a breathtaking wellness retreat. The spa is artfully built into the surrounding landscape, on a private beachfront, and offers locally-inspired treatments tailored to individual needs, to awaken the senses.

9:30 AM-9:00 PM
Appointment required
Dark wood shade structure supported by neutral-hued columns by the pool on a sunny day

Al Bustan Palace Fitness Center

6:00 AM-10:00 PM
Aerial View - Ladies Beach


Ladies-only Pool at Al Bustan Palace Spa

Mon-Sun : 10:00 AM-7:00 PM

Infinity Pool

Lagoon Pools (located on each wing)

Children's Pool

A Beachfront Spa Honoring Omani Traditions

Encompassing 33,000 sq. ft. and three levels within an Arabian fort-inspired structure, Al Bustan Palace Spa by The Ritz-Carlton offers a distinct wellness experience. The beachfront sanctuary pulls from Omani culture both for its design and its treatments, which feature locally sourced ingredients. Treatment rooms include six hammam rooms, and separate ladies’ and gentlemen’s relaxation areas feature infrared saunas, ice fountains and steam rooms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience, we have compiled answers to common questions you may find helpful in choosing the types of treatment that best meet your individual needs or desires.

Spa - Singing Bowl

Birthday Parties

The resort’s recreation team can create an unforgettable garden party for your child’s birthday. Menus feature kid’s favorites including pizza, ice cream and milk shakes, and décor includes balloons and party hats. Activities can be organized to keep everyone entertained. For information, please call +968 2479 9666. Note that parties are subject to charge.

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Kids Tent

Kids can have their own in-room adventure with the resort’s indoor camping experience. Pirate or Princess Palace Experiences: Tent set-up with balloons and personalized decoration, Surprise toy, Personalized bedtime story, Personalized pirate or princess drawing book, Children’s bath amenities, Special children’s amenity.

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For information, please contact +968 2479 9666 or email GuestRelations.Albustan@ritzcarlton.com.

The Resort Features

Pool and Beach Services

1 Kilometer Resort Beach, Temperature-controlled infinity pool, Four lagoon pools, Kid’s pool, Snorkeling, Kayaking (fee applies), Body boarding, Paddleboarding (fee applies), Catamaran Safari (fee applies)

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Resort Membership

Created exclusively for our most valued guests, our resort membership program is a privileged program tailor made to offer elevated benefits across many different aspects of our luxury resort, with unlimited and priority access to our resort facilities.

For more information, please contact our membership team at +968 2479 9666.

Points of Interest

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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.

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Fish Market

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 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.

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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.

Jabal Shams

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.

Traditional Houses

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.

Sports and Entertainment

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 Watching

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.