Kempinski Hotel Muscat 

Beachfront glitz and glamour

A shiny newcomer shaking up the Muscat hotel scene with its striking design.

The cool architecture impresses as soon as you walk into the palatial lobby – all gleaming columns and acres of white marble. The Kempinski Hotel Muscat squares up to the Gulf of Oman in all its modern Arabic glory: large expanses of glass frame sea views and glorious arches soar high overhead.

Found in the leafy district of Al Mouj, you’re perfectly placed for an Omani getaway: the marble-clad Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and stunning Royal Opera House are around 20 minutes away by car, while the international airport is half that drive.

There are two outdoor pools flanked by a bar and sun loungers, with more loungers dotted along the 6km-long beach. Here, you can kick back with a good book or sign up for watersports galore – wakeboarding, waterskiing, paddleboarding, kayaking and scuba diving.

Why we love Kempinski Hotel Muscat

  • Striking architecture and design yet just a short distance from Muscat's historical sites

  • The best of both worlds combining beach and city experiences and suitable for families and couples

  • Thai street food, North Indian specialities and sharing platters are just some of the options at the eleven dining venues

  • For the active there is a good range of water sports or for those seeking relaxation, unwind at the pools, on the beach or at the spa

5 stars
7¾ hours
In Al Mouj, 15 mins from central Muscat
Approx. 15 minutes' transfer from Muscat airport



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  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Children
  • Golf
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This hotel is definitely one for foodies: it even has its own culinary concierge. The Kitchen is an all-day affair, from baked breakfast goods and punchy Arabian coffee, to platters of Middle Eastern delicacies and seafood heaped over ice. Wash down French pastries with freshly brewed tea at Amwaj Lounge, try Thai street food at Soi Soi or feast on North Indian curry at Bukhara. Zale Club & Lounge is a cool hangout with a buzzy after-hours vibe – the perfect spot for a sundowner.

The Kitchen
An all-day haunt with an open kitchen and pop-up live cooking stations.

Specialising in northwestern Indian cuisine – don’t miss the smokey grilled Omani lobster marinated in aromatic spices.

Soi Soi
This casual dining area specialises in Thai street food.

Café One
Artisan coffee and freshly baked sweet treats can be found here.

Countdown Sports Lounge
Combining casual food and sporting entertainment.

Amwaj Lounge
If you have a sweet tooth, grab a seat on the outdoor terrace overlooking the sea, or inside among Omani-influenced interiors for afternoon tea.

Boulevard Tea Lounge
Offering a wide selection of traditional Indian varieties, prepared by an expert chai wallah (tea master). Be sure to try the lassis, a traditional Indian drink made with yoghurt or buttermilk and spices.

Pool Bar
All-day drinks and light bites are served at this laid-back poolside setting.

Zale Club & Lounge
A rustic-chic lounge spilling over onto a shorefront terrace.

1897 Cigar Lounge & Bar
Linger over a classic single malt or a Cuban cigar in the opulent lounge.

Cosmic Bowling
Light meals and drinks served after a game of bowling.

At Zale Club & Lounge, diners rub shoulders with locals over sharing platters, washed down with colourful cocktails and accompanied by music.

What's included

Breakfast at The Kitchen

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at The Kitchen • Dinner at The Kitchen, or a set credit towards selected restaurants
Full Board • Breakfast at The Kitchen • Lunch and dinner at The Kitchen, or a set credit towards selected restaurants.

After sightseeing or a day at the beach, Kempinski The Spa offers a range of pampering treatments. Try the Sensory Awakening Candle Massage infused with amber and vanilla or a HydraFacial that uses water jets to exfoliate.

Spa facilities include a steam bath, whirlpool and sauna.

Explore the beautiful ancient walled city of Muscat, admire the marble-clad Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque or venture to the 16th-century Portuguese forts of Al Jalali and Mirani. Further afield head into the mountains by 4x4 or go on a hike.

There are plenty of watersports on offer including water skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, snorkelling and diving.

Children are treated as 'Junior VIPs' at Kempinski. Dippy's Club House keeps 4 to 12 year olds entertained. There is a play area, multi media room, reading room and children's pool.

Family Rooms connect a king-size bedroom with a twin bedroom.

Al Mouj Golf Club is just a five-minute drive from the hotel. This 18-hole course was designed by Greg Norman and stretches along the beachfront.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 28 Dec-02 Jan.

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