27 October 2016

5 hottest bars in Oman
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Club Safari & Habana Sports Bar
For safari style and sports
Set within the three-storey Safari Entertainment Complex at the five-star Grand Hyatt Hotel in Muscat, Safari is a traditionally African jungle-style pub with a fun, laid-back ambience. A resident DJ plays til late, with spectacular Happy Hour specials on offer from 6-10pm every day. Downstairs, the Habana Sports Bar is one of the city’s best places to watch big sporting events, cosy up with a beer or try your luck in the monthly pool competition.
A two-in-one crowd-pleasing venue.
Shatti Al Qurm, PO Box 951, Muscat
Tel: 68 2464 1234 http://muscat.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/club-safari-and-habana-sports-bar.html
Serai Pool Cabana
The perfect pool bar
At the Chedi Hotel, Muscat’s only truly boutique property, you’ll find the stunning Serai Pool Bar. Soak up the sun while snacking on Eastern specials, or seek the shade of white parasols and take in stunning views across the serene pool that contrasts with the dramatically dark tiled floor. Chill out to the coolest DJ mixes of contemporary music and sip on your favourite drink while the sun goes down until well into the night.
The Chedi Muscat, North Ghubra 32, Way No. 3215, 18th November Street, Muscat
Tel: 68 2452 4400 www.ghmhotels.com/en/chedi-muscat-oman/the-serai-pool-cabana/#the-serai-pool-cabana
Tel: 968 2471 1711
Marina Hotel Bar
For the best views
For ocean panoramas, sunset cocktails and sitting under the stars, the rooftop bar at the Marina Hotel in Muscat City is the place to go. Located near Muttrah’s Corniche, it has the best views of old Muscat and is the perfect stop for a drink or snack at any time of day. The music often pumps through until 2am so you can linger long after the sun sets and see the city aglow with beautiful lights.
Marina Hotel, PO Box 500, Jibroo, Muttra, Muttrah 112
Tel: 68 2468 0000 www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/muscat/

Trader Vic’s
For classic cocktails
Oman’s best bet for cocktails and music, and a great place to meet ex-pats as well as tourists, Trader Vic’s is set within the five-star InterContinental Hotel. Mixing up an exotic variety of cocktails, including the world-famous Original Mai Tai, as well as others like the Rum Keg, it also has an extensive wine list. Sample Southern Pacific cuisine and settle down to be serenaded by live bands and entertainment in a sophisticated setting.
Hotel Inter-Continental Al Kharjiya St. Al Shati Area Muscat, 114
Tel: 968 2466 4912 www.zoukmuscat.com
For party people
Muscat’s most fashionable place to come with a group of friends at the weekends for dancing and delicious cocktails. Relax in the chilled atmosphere of the VIP lounge, sample dishes from the Crowne Plaza Hotel’s kitchens and sip on your favourite drinks. Get down to the DJ’s groove in the nightclub until the early hours or sit yourself on comfy sofas scattered around the venue… the perfect place to party.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, PO Box 1455, Ruwi 112, Muscat
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