Ibis Muscat

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

P.O Box 1512, Muscat, Oman
Ibis Muscat
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Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
9%
17
Very Good
52%
91
Average
28%
50
Poor
6%
11
Terrible
2%
5

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 20% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families82
  • Couples80
  • Solo80
  • Business57

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23° 37' 2.0200" N 58° 33' 41.6500" E23° 37' 2.0200" N 58° 33' 41.6500" E

23° 36' 58.6400" N 58° 33' 34.0300" E23° 36' 58.6400" N 58° 33' 34.0300" E

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driving from abu dhabi to muscat

by aymank

Hi,

i am trying to have a good idea of how long is the drive? which is the best route to take? through Al ain or drive through Dubai? And is the road in good condition?

Thanks for help

Re: driving from abu dhabi to muscat

by mushtinda

On normal speed its roughly 5 hrs drive from AD to Muscat visa Al Ain.
If you take Dubai route, you've gotta travel 1.5-2 hrs to Dubai and then to Muscat which will again tkae 5 hrs and your journey will be completed in around 7 hours. So I suggest better take Al Ain road and go directly to Muscat this way.

Regards
Shaukat

Re: driving from abu dhabi to muscat

by DSwede

I completely agree, the road through Al Ain is more direct. And honestly in my opinion, more scenic than going the coastal road.

There's a few places to stop on the way too if you have time. Just remember to fill your fuel and keep some water with you. Towns may be a long way apart and running out of either is not a good way to enjoy a roadtrip.

Re: driving from abu dhabi to muscat

by DSwede

Sorry for the double post... feel free to read some of my pages for my thoughts on the trip.
But the roads in UAE are in excellent shape through Al Ain and to the border.

After crossing the boarder, you will notice that Oman does not spend so exorbitantly on road upkeep. The roads are in good enough condition, but from the border Ibri and on to Bahla, the roads are open to the desert. Sand blows across and sometimes pelts the car and covers the road with a dusting. That being said, the roads are still in good driving condition.

Re: driving from abu dhabi to muscat

by aymank

thank you both very much... very useful.

Travel Tips for Muscat

muttrah

by call_me_rhia

Muttrah is one of the quarters that make up the city of Muscat. It's the place where Oman's ancient trading port used to be. Today in Muttrah there's a lively fish market and Muscat's best known souq.
On one of the surrounding mountains and hills you can see Muttrah Fort - one of the 13 forts scattered about the area. It was built by the Portuguese when they occupied Oman and was also the seat of government under the rule of Sultan Said bin Sultan al Busaidi. of course it was Eid when we went to Muttrah, so lots of places where closed. And yet, we liked it... we like the little harbour with the boats, the peacefulness of the area, and the amazing sea promenade past the centre of town.

When in Rome

by jmschief

If you're in Muscat at night-time, chances are that you'll be in a Restaraunt or Hotel Bar but for a change, we found a great little Sheesha Cafe which isn't licenced and you can go and have a smoke with the locals.

Listen to the chit chat around you and immerse yourself in your surrountings

Scuba or Snorkelling

by jmschief

I was lucky enough to be staying with a friend who had her own speedboat which meant we could take off and find our own secluded beaches and Snorkel.

Just down the road from the Yacht club was a dive school and whilst I haven't got my PADI, I have scuba dived before and loved it.

If I had of had the time, I would have loved to have done it here - the water was lovely and warm and crystal clear and from the fish and sealife I saw whilst snorkelling, I think it would be fantastic - maybe next time! Head for the Yacht clubs just out of Muscat heading South - the dive school I saw was in that direction

Suburbs & mountains

by victorwkf

The mountains of the Western Hajar Mountains gives a beautiful backdrop to Muscat, and the various suburbs are scattered throughout the hilly areas. This photograph shows the suburbs of Al Khuwair and Madinat Sultan Qaboos.

Can't See What The Fuss Is About

by Ali&Steve about The Restaurant - The Chedi Hotel

As Ali & I live but a stone's throw from The Chedi Hotel and are also keen to sample different dining establishments, we have been trying to book The Restaurant for months. Unbelievably, it has a minimum one month waiting list for a table. That, and the much touted winning of the Oman Today Best International Restaurant, Best Ambience, and Best Service awards for 2004 (probably equivalent to the Bombay Star winning the best restaurant award in the Aberdeen Press & Journal for all its culinary value) leads one to think that this is one special Muscat Restaurant. So, I booked the table one month in advance and managed to get a 21.30 sitting (painful as work starts at 07.00). The menu card is divided into 4 sections: Arabic, Mediterranean, Asian, and Indian. For Arabic, read Moroccan and Lebanese which is a bit of a misnomer really but there's no Trading Standards Office here. Mediterranean leans heavily towards fish dishes and pizza whilst Asian (read Thai), and Indian focus on the meat curries. The ambience is reasonable, albeit a little cavernous, and far from intimate. The 4 cooking areas for each type of cuisine is an interesting feature if you happen to get a seat facing one. Service was good with the staff being very attentive. In summary, I can only offer that the prolonged wait for a table is caused by the hotel giving priority to residents who would otherwise be marooned miles from any decent alternative eatery. It's good but nothing too special and, certainly, the Al Marjan restaurant at the Al Bustan Palace is equally as good and a more intimate venue for that meal a deux.

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