Hotel and City Information
Oman’s heritage heartland, Muscat may have evolved into a modern-day capital city but its historic charms have been carefully preserved. Despite the fast pace of change, the city retains much of its old-world identity, with the buildings required to be no taller than 10-stories to ensure that the dramatic Al Hajar Mountains take center stage as the backdrop to this beautiful, mesmerizing city!
Located in Ruwi, the Sheraton Oman Hotel is a landmark in the city of Muscat. It is the city’s tallest building, providing spectacular views of the city and uninterrupted views of the breathtaking Al Hajar Mountains.
Sheraton Oman Hotel
Physical Address: P.O. Box 3260, Ruwi Sultanate of Oman Muscat, 112 Oman
Contact Number: +968 22 377777
Single Occupancy Rate
Double Occupancy Rate
Included in the accommodation rate:
- Buffet Breakfast in the Courtyard Restaurant
- Complimentary WiFi internet in guest room
- Tea & coffee making facilities
- Mini-bar, for a fee
- 24-hour room service
- Use of the Sheraton Fitness Centre - enjoy our dedicated ladies or mixed fitness area, Kinesis studio, steam, sauna, jacuzzi and both indoor and outdoor pool facilities
These special rates will be available until Monday, 27 January 2020, please ensure that you make your reservation before this deadline in order to secure these rates. Reservations after this date will at the Hotel’s discretion - subject to availability and the rate in effect.
Special rates will be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the MEA Cash Cycle Seminar (24-26 February 2020) - subject to the hotel’s availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.
Delegates have 2 working days prior to arrival to cancel their reservations without penalty.
Delegates who cancel 1 working day prior to arrival will pay 1-night penalty (including taxes) for the cancellation.
Delegates who cancel on the day of arrival, or who fail to Check-in to the Hotel as arranged, will be charged the equivalent to the full duration of stay (including taxes) for the cancellation.
Limousine Transfer Service is offered - this is chargeable OMR 30 per way and available upon request. Please contact the Hotel Concierge directly to make a reservation.
Visa and Country Entry Requirements
Most international visitors require a visa to enter the Sultanate of Oman. Please consult with your local Oman Embassy to ascertain whether a visa is required, based on your nationality. Single-entry visas, valid for tourism or business can be obtained prior to arrival by visiting www.evisa.rop.gov.om
THINGS TO DO IN MUSCAT
Clustered around a small bay to the east of Muscat and surrounded by mountains, is the capital’s old town, where several historical buildings of note can be found. the stunning Al Alam Palace was built in 1972 and is the ceremonial residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. As such, it is not open to the public but visitors can take a stroll around the pristine gardens. Located high and overlooking the harbour, are the two ancient forts, which date back to the 16th century – Al Jalali and Al Mirani. The place to come to see traditional Omani carved doors, woven carpets, pottery, and military memorabilia, famed the world over.
SULTAN QABOOS GRAND MOSQUE
A stunning example of modern Islamic architecture, this striking mosque was a gift to the nation in 2001 from Oman’s ruler, His Highness Sultan Qaboos, to mark the 30th anniversary of his reign. one of the largest mosques in the region, vast quantities of red marble define the structure. Open to non-Muslims, a tour is a wonderful way to see the stunning detail of this masterpiece. Furnished with second-largest hand-loomed Iranian carpet in the world, this carpet took 600 women four years to weave. For more information, visit: www.sultanqaboosgrandmosque.com
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MUSCAT
The Royal Opera House is one of the most gorgeous architectural masterpieces in the Sultanate of Oman and the host of some of the biggest cultural events in Oman. If you are coming to visit Muscat you have to pass by the Opera House to witness the magnificence and beauty of its design. The Royal Opera House is located in Shatti Al Qurum facing the Sultan Qaboos Highway and near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For more information, visit: www.rohmuscat.org.om
A visit to this colourful marketplace is a must when visiting the corniche. Its labyrinthine alleys are lined with small, wooden-roofed boutiques selling everything from Oriental spices and perfumes to handmade keepsakes. one of the most popular markets in the Middle East, Muttrah Souq is one of the regions oldest and a wonderful way to soak up the local culture. For more information, visit: www.omantourism.gov.om
- Arabic is the official language throughout the Sultanate, although English is widely spoken.
- Oman sits on a time zone which is 4 hours ahead of GMT and the international dialling code is +968
- The currency is Omani Rial (OMR) and is pegged to the US Dollar at US$ 1: OMR0.39 there are 1 000 Baisas in 1 Omani Rial.
- ATMs are widely available and major credit cards are accepted in larger hotels, restaurants and shops.
- Local Culture - As a Muslim country, it is important to respect the local customs while visiting. Omanis are not obliged to cover up fully in public but wear long, loose, modest clothing and visitors are advised to do the same. Women should cover their heads with a light shawl when visiting a mosque or rural communities. Things are generally more relaxed at tourist resorts but visitors are advised to change out of beachwear when leaving the beach or pool.
- Transportation – Taxis are the most common mode of transport in Muscat, and are safe and easily accessible. Mwasalat taxis are red and white and are metered. The daytime flagfall is approximately OR1 (OR1.3 at night) and 200 baisas per kilometre. A Mwasalat taxi app can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store but other apps, such as Uber and Kareem, are not available in Oman. Privately owned taxis are orange and white and do not have meters – a fare can be negotiated before departing on the trip.
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