Al Maha International Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

C.R. No 1065923, P.O. Box 57, P.C. 130, Oman
Al Maha International Hotel
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80%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
6%
1
Very Good
37%
6
Average
37%
6
Poor
12%
2
Terrible
6%
1

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 58% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Good For Couples
  • Families0
  • Couples71
  • Solo50
  • Business22

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23° 37' 1.9600" N 58° 33' 41.2000" E23° 37' 1.9600" N 58° 33' 41.2000" E

23° 37' 7.3100" N 58° 33' 48.5900" E23° 37' 7.3100" N 58° 33' 48.5900" E

Forum Posts

Studying Arabic in Oman?

by Tmac3565

I am a college student interested in learning Arabic. By summertime, I will have completed 2 semesters of Arabic. I am extremely interested in continuing my learning of Arabic over the summer, and I was wondering where the best place to learn the language would be. Some things that are of importance to me are: quality of instruction, location of the school, and activities outside of the school. Since I am going alone, I want to study somewhere where I won't feel secluded or outside of society. Also, scenery is of great importance. All things considered, where would you guys recommend studying Arabic? (I want to study for a period of about 2 months...I'm not sure if that changes anything). ( I know I posted this about a month ago in the Sousse and Damascus forum; however, those are no longer options.)

Re: Studying Arabic in Oman?

by peaceness98

I'd recommend either Dubai or Cairo;the reasons:

1. After school activities
2. Large number of international students and workers
3. you can grab flights/ferries during breaks and visit other countries in the region.

Re: Studying Arabic in Oman?

by tamerinho

Hi

Oman is DEFINTLEY not the place to study Arabic, it is a good place to study Hindi, Urdu or to a lesser extent Swahili.

While Arabic is the official language, it is a mother tongue of only 20-25% of the population, and most of the people are in possesion of a good command of the language.

The best chocies to learn Arabic are:
Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Tunisia.

Followed by Lebanon and Morocco.

Good luck

Travel Tips for Muscat

muscat

by call_me_rhia

Muscat is just a name for official capital of Oman, but the "real" Muscat is only a small part of the city. In fact there is no true city, but rather a grouping of cities and towns along the coast of the Gulf of Oman which make up the "Muscat Municipality." The municipality is sandwiched between sea and mountains, and to drive from one part of it to another is very scenically dramatic. Old Muscat, except for its forts, is not very important (at least locally); Muttrah and Ruwi - being the municipality's commercial area, are of much larger relevance. Despite what i wrote above my fondest memory is the older part of Muscat.. why? because it looks like a place beyond time... there's no evident shops, hotels, restaurants, bars... it looks very much untouched, unspoiled... very much laid back and nearlr forgotten. A place where time stands still.

Dishdasha and cumma

by georeiser

The Omanis are proud of their culture. I bought a Dishdasha, a kind of a suit for the "new generation" in Oman. And a cumma, which is a hat (see pictures). The locals gave me loudly credit for that. It was respectful to wear their clothes. Even though some Pakistani migrant workers didn't understand why I weared this unpractical suit. You can not run in a Dishdasha-suit, something I found out when I had to run across the street and stumbled.

Instead of Cumma you can also wear a Shimagh (Head Scarf) or a folded Musar (head turban). I liked the head turban, but it was too difficult to wrap around the head.

Water Activities

by xiquinho

Muscat’s location on the Gulf of Oman makes it the perfect place for an ocean expedition. You can choose between various organised boat trips incorporating whale or dolphin spotting; sunset cruises along the coast line; or trips in traditional dhows, often with the opportunity to do some fishing while on board.

The area is good for scuba diving or snorkelling. It’s also worth looking into taking an expedition to one of the many small islands off the coast. Most hotels and local tour operators provide such tours.

Amouge- The world's most 'valueable' perfume

by peaceness98

The world's most valueable perfume

You'll find it in Harrods and major up-clientel department stores. It comes from here!

Bottles are made of fine crystal and coated with silver or gold. Some male ones are shaped like Omani Daggers (Khanjar) Ubar is reasonabley priced at RO 7/=

My favourite is crystal gold. RO 7- RO300!

Cheap place for a breakfast

by georeiser about The Seagull coffea shop

The Seagull coffea shop is an eating place for foreign guest workers, and a cheap place for a breakfast. Breakfast with spanish ometette, local bread and juice costs about 3 USD. Breakfast with spanish omelette.

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