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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • Bin Atique

      Authentic meals
      This restaurant chain is found in three Omani cities: Salalah, Nizwa and Muscat. There are two branches in Muscat. They offer more than 60 different traditional dishes, most embellished with chicken. The interior design is also traditional. Lanterns hang from the ceiling, wood carvings adorn the walls, and guests can dine on a large carpet.
      Slip Road
      Al-Khuwair
      Maskat
      +968 24 47 82 25
    • The Indus

      Sophisticated cultural experience
      The Indus is the longest river on the Indian subcontinent. It is also the cradle of Indus culture, one of the oldest civilisations in the world. Both the Greeks and the Persians used the river for forays into East Asia. Traces of these historical developments are found on the menu at the restaurant The Indus. All the stops have been pulled out to ensure that guests have an unforgettable culinary experience. The interior design is top class, blending modern architecture with historical artefacts and stylish elements. Guests can dine in the large dining room, in private rooms or on the terrace.
      Opera Galleria
      Royal Opera House
      Muscat
      +968 93 88 39 19
      theindus.om
    • The Golden Oryx

      Specialities from throughout Asia
      This is the address for select Chinese cuisine. The dishes from the Sichuan Province are especially hot and spicy. In contrast, the Cantonese cuisine is sweet and sour, containing plenty of seafood and exotic ingredients. The Golden Oryx also serves up Thai and Mongolian specialities. The restaurant is located in Ruwi, one of the localities in the Greater Muscat Area. The interior design is lovingly chosen to make the place very comfortable.
      P.O. Box 1136
      112 Ruwi
      +968 24 70 22 66
      thegoldenoryx.com
    • Al Mayas

      Turkish highlights
      This two-storey restaurant in the Al Qurum district serves up all kinds of Turkish specialities. Those include a metre-long kebab conceived for four people. Various seafood dishes, snacks and fine desserts round out the menu. The interior design is modern and the atmosphere is familiar and friendly. There is a separate, pink «Room of Love» available for romantic dinners.
      Al Qurum
      Across from the Al Qurum Complex
      Muscat
      +968 24 56 71 12
    • La Mer

      Seafood with a gorgeous view
      The one-of-a-kind location on the beachside alone makes it is worth a visit. Whether you sit in front of the large glass façade, on the rooftop terrace or in the manicured garden, you'll have a gorgeous view of the wide sea. La Mer is well known throughout the region for its French specialities and offers an enormous selection of seafood dishes and fine desserts.
      Al-Thaqafah Street
      118 Muscat
      +968 97 44 00 38
    • MORE Café

      Coffee & art
      This place serves breakfast all day long. You're free to sleep in without fearing you'll miss your morning meal. They also organise a massive brunch on a regular basis. The food selection is focussed on sustainability. The design is contemporary and even a little playful. Many pictures hang on the walls, because MORE offers a platform for budding artists from the region.
      Bait Al Reem, Street 6
      The Walk, The Wave
      Muscat
      +968 24 54 74 46
      oman.morecafe.co
    • Café Bristot

      Huge selection
      There are four branches of the Bristot Café in Muscat. The best known is located in the Hatat House in the Wattayah district. Their selection includes various kinds of coffee, fruit juices, syrups, milkshakes and other beverages. There is also a huge range of sandwiches, burgers, fries and sweet desserts for those with a little appetite.
      Hatat House
      P.O. Box 905
      Muscat
      +968 97 62 93 64
    • The Crêpe Café

      Sweet surprises
      The Crêpe Café is located right on the sea in the Shatti Al Qurum district. The design is elegant and the service quick. They prepare fine crêpes with fresh ingredients right before your eyes. Guests can also choose between various kinds of coffee, fruit juices, milkshakes, waffles, cakes, omelettes, salads and much more.
      Oasis by the sea
      Shati Al Qurum Beach
      Muscat
      +968 24 52 25 69
      thecrepecafe.com
    • Copacabana

      Hot rhythms
      This club is located in the ground floor of the Grand Hyatt-Hotels in the Shatti Al Qurum district. It's popular with both tourists and locals. The decoration reminds you of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The resident DJ knows how to spin R&B, Hip Hop, Dance and Techno. In addition to long parties, the place regularly hosts theme evenings and various events.
      Grand Hyatt Muscat
      P.O. Box 951
      Muscat
      +968 24 64 12 34
      muscat.grand.hyatt.com
    • Long Bar

      Enormous selection of cocktails
      The trendy Long Bar is located in the ground floor of the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. This is where people meet after their day trips or business appointments to enjoy the evening with a fine cocktail. The interior is modern and the lighting contributes to the cosy atmosphere.
      Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa
      Al Bandar Hotel
      P.O. Box 644
      Muscat
      +968 24 77 65 65
      shangri-la.com
    • Al Ghazal Pub

      A piece of England
      This pub is located in the Intercontinental Hotel, one of Muscat's luxury hotels. Sitting right at the ocean, it's a popular meeting place for many expats. The ambiance is authentically British, with everything you expect from a real pub. They serve English specialities and live bands play every day except Mondays. Of course, there is a large screen for watching sporting events.
      Al Kharjiya Street
      Al Shatti Area
      114 Muscat
      +968 24 68 00 00
      ihg.com
    • John Barry Bar

      Historical ship
      This hotel bar was named after the American Captain John Barry and the eponymous freighter. The ship was sunk outside Oman during the Second World War. The bar interior is modelled to look like the historical ship. Portholes dot the walls and subtle metal lamps hang from the ceiling. Pick from their huge selection of aperitifs and drinks and listen to jazz, blues and piano.
      Grand Hyatt Muscat
      Shatti Al Qurm
      P.O. Box 951
      Muscat
      +968 24 64 12 34
      muscat.grand.hyatt.com