For restaurants and hotel bars visitors should head for the Ruwi, Qurm and Al Khuwair areas of Muscat. Guests wishing to stay in a central hotel in Muscat, Oman
need look no further than the Park Inn by Radisson Muscat hotel which boasts two excellent restaurants. Lovers of char grilled steaks or guests in search of some local cuisine can relax knowing the RBG Bar & Grill has an extensive menu including a number of signature grill dishes. Food can be enjoyed with a selection of beers, wine and cocktails, with The Palm Restaurant also having a dynamic atmosphere with an open kitchen and live cooking station.
Authentic Arab Traditions
Locals are as likely to be found enjoying a starlight picnic or BBQ beside the beach as in a nightclub or hotel bar. With such a warm climate it’s easy to see why spending the evening outdoors with a bonfire on the beach appeals. Finish an evening in Muscat with an authentic kebab at one of Muscat’s many cafés where people also often indulge in a shisha pipe.
Smoking and especially the traditional shisha or water pipe are still very popular past times in Oman. This is an aspect of nightlife in Muscat that must be tried at least once. The shisha is usually savoured in the company of friends with much good natured talk and gossip. The tobacco in shisha pipes comes in aromatic fruity flavours such as grape, apple or strawberry. The water in the shisha pipe filters the smoke making it softer and producing a soothing effect. Shisha pipes are available to buy in the local souks as souvenirs.
Enjoy the lights of Muscat
Muscat is situated right on the coast. A walk along the promenade with the many picturesque buildings tastefully lit is the perfect end to an evening sampling the nightlife of Muscat. During the Muscat Festival
there are even more night time light shows to enjoy.