Intercontinental Hotel, Muscat
It is close to Shatti Beach and several other good eateries and shopping malls.
The Al Ghazal Pub offers some of the best ‘Pub grub’,
my favourite being
the fish & chips and the club sandwich, both
are generous-sized portions.
The daily soup is a good
call for the smaller appetite,
this comes with a fresh baguette.
Free internet is available.
This pub also offers dancing nightly
with a very good residential band which
normally starts at 10pm.
A pint of beer goes for 3.100 rials which
is the going fare in Muscat central.
Wine is a much more expensive option and a
bottle can often result in a second mortgage!
(They do have a designated ‘happy hour’ which is worth looking out for!)
Over Christmas they excel themselves for tourists and expats alike.
At ‘Majlis el Shams’, the coffee shop, you can get a good cappuccino and
I have also had good meals at
both ‘Tomato’ and ‘Trader Vics’.
There is a friendly newsagent where you can
pick up postcards, books and latest copies of ‘The Spectator’ and ‘The Week’,
curios are also on offer.
I enjoy the interior decked out ‘Omani-style’.
This hotel is highly rated with tasteful rooms,
a large swimming pool, spa, gymnasium
and lovely gardens, it is also within
walking distance to the beach.