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Best Places To Enjoy The Nightlife In Muscat

Embark on a nocturnal adventure in the enchanting city of Muscat as we unveil the best places to savor the nightlife in Oman's capital.

  • 25 Oct 2023
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Escape to a country of beautiful beaches and breath-taking canyons, sprinkled with towns and oases; an evening of peace and quiet may be precisely what you've been looking for. The dynamic city of Muscat offers a variety of cultural, musical and leisure settings for exploring its brilliant colours.

Although Oman is a conservative Muslim country, the capital city of Muscat has many bars, pubs and nightclubs that give a much-needed break from the humdrum routines of the day. Oman's nightlife thrives with a significant influx of expats and tourists each year. Let’s look at what the Muscat nightlife scene looks like.

 

Top places to enjoy Muscat nightlife

Here’s a list of some fantastic places to enjoy Muscat nightlife:

  1. O'Malley's Irish Pub
  2. John Barry Bar
  3. Caramel
  4. Club Safari and Habana
  5. Left Bank 

 

1.    O'Malley's Irish Pub

A classic Irish pub inside the Radisson Blu Hotel, O’Malley's is the perfect place to enjoy a drink. The pub is located where the cellar used to be. It has a spacious wooden bar and a joyful atmosphere that brings you right back to Dublin when you visit the place.

It has a wide range of themed evenings throughout the week, such as stand-up comedy nights, DJ nights, and even pub quiz nights.

Cost for 2: OMR 35

Timings- 12 PM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 2 AM

 

2.    John Barry Bar

Located in the Grand Hyatt, the John Barry Bar is well-known for its nautical theme, based on the SS John Barry Ship, which is the inspiration for its name.

There is a tapas-style appetisers menu that is perfect for parties, as well as communal tables where you can strike up conversations with fascinating people.

A large outdoor seating area overlooking the Hyatt Gardens creates a romantic atmosphere for couples and the romantic at heart.

Cost for Two: OMR 40
Timing: 4 PM to 2 AM

 

3.    Caramel

Caramel is a restaurant and club in Shati-al-Qutum that attracts Muscat’s corporates with its sumptuous menu and luxurious bar.

One can buy cocktails for OMR 4, while the price for pints is OMR 3. The balcony area has a panoramic view of the city; however, the management does not permit drinking here.  

Caramel is busiest on Tuesdays and Thursdays; therefore, it is wise to make a prior reservation. There is no dance floor, but the music and atmosphere of the lounge are energetic and provide a memorable evening with a loved one.

Cost for Two: OMR 28
Timing: 12 PM to 2 AM

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4.    Club Safari and Habana

You can find Club Safari and Habana within the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Muscat’s Al Khuwayr neighbourhood.

Club Safari, as the name suggests, has a jungle motif. Every night after 10 p.m., there is a permanent DJ and a live band, making it a perfect location to grab a drink and hit the dance arena.

Habana is a sports bar with pool tables and several televisions to watch live events. It caters to Muscat’s younger demographic and is especially bustling on weekends. The price of a pint here is OMR 3.8. 

Cost for Two: OMR 35
Timing: 6 PM to 2 AM

 

5.    Left Bank 

Located near the Qurm Opera House is a hill known as the Left Bank, better known as The Bank.

Plenty of visitors rave about the amazing views, well-crafted drinks, and contemporary cuisine offered by this restaurant. You should reserve a table outdoors in advance to avoid disappointment.

There is a Ladies Night on Mondays and a Roast Night on Sundays, both of which are highly recommended.

Cost for Two: OMR 30
Timing: 12 PM to 2 AM

 

Conclusion

In contrast to what many people assume, Muscat does have a lot to offer. It’s a wonderful place to relax after a long day at work, enjoy a drink with friends, and a lively and energetic atmosphere in which you can dance until the sun comes up.

Muscat offers something for everyone. Be it a classy lounge, a dive bar, an all-night disco or a calm night by the beach, you can find something to tingle your senses. Also, while you are at it, remember to get travel insurance to have a safe trip.

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