The Oman city of Muscat is the perfect place for a warm and relaxed evening out. Whether you are a fan of pubs, clubs or gentle strolls in the night there’s something to do for everyone.
Muscat is a city with a unique character, which is never more obvious than at night. As the sun sets and the stars come out about, there is lots to do for visitors to the bustling capital city of the Sultanate of Oman. The designer rooms at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat, make the perfect place to recharge after a night out in Muscat.
As Muscat enjoys warm air and a wonderful location on the Arabian Sea, it’s easy to spend an evening outside enjoying some of the local traditions.
If you head down to the beach you’ll often find it peppered with barbeques and bonfires, as people cook their dinner in the open under the starry sky. A stroll along the promenade of Muscat at night will also give you a great view of picturesque buildings.
One local custom which has been a firm part of the Muscat nightlife for many years is the smoking of a traditional shisha or water pipe. You’ll find fruity flavoured shisha being enjoyed by people in many of the Muscat cafes.
Another authentic evening pastime in Muscat is a cup of coffee or cool drink in a café. Try Al-Ahli coffee shop in Muttrah Souq, open every evening until 10pm, for a tasty fruit juice or traditional coffee. On Qurum beach, in front of the Grand Hyatt, you’ll find Al Candle Café, another great place for a rich coffee or refreshing mint tea.
Muscat is home to more licenced premises than anywhere else in Oman. You’ll find most of the bars and restaurants within the city’s hotels, where you can visit everything from European style pubs to cocktail lounges.
O’Malleys traditional Irish pub is a friendly and welcoming bar located in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat, where you’ll find lots of expats. Here you can sit back with a pint of Guinness while you enjoy a meal or light bite, listen to live bands, or join in the pub quiz.
Al-Ghazal Bar in the InterContinental hotel is another favourite among expats in Muscat at night. You can watch sports on television, listen to live bands, and enjoy authentic pub fare in a relaxed English pub atmosphere.
A benefit of the bars in Muscat is that many of them also double up as live music venues. Depending on the bar you’ll be able to hear live bands, jazz gigs, and pop cover groups. The InterContinental hotel sometimes hosts world renowned music acts.
If you’d rather a night out in Muscat with a skilled DJ then head to Zouk nightclub and lounge at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Here you can party the night away to hip-hop, RnB and dance music.
For a different taste of Muscat at night head to the stunning Royal Opera House Muscat. This leading Muscat attraction draws opera, musicals, dance, jazz, and classical performances from Oman and beyond.