Pristine pleasures at the Al Bustan

The Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Muscat.

Al Bustan Palace Hotel Muscat features its own private bay, with more than 240 acres of gardens and private beach, facing the waters of the Arabian Gulf.  

The Al Bustan Palace Hotel lives up to its name by being the only beach resort in Muscat that encompasses modern luxury with traditional Arabian décor, providing guests with a true taste of Omani culture, atmosphere and hospitality. 

In addition to resort facilities, the hotel also boasts state-of-the-art facilities for incentive, conferences and business travellers alike.

The location is an added advantage for the business traveller because he/she can combine business with leisure since the central business district is minutes away from the hotel. 
For the business traveller, mobile video conferencing equipment, and is available both in the hotels business centre, its conferences rooms as well as in the privacy of the guest rooms. 

The hotel also has 16 meeting rooms and an auditorium with simultaneous translation facilities seating up to 628, high-speed ISDN/HSDL lines, Internet connectivity in the rooms and in the lobby, and a Dect phone, which enables businessmen to be mobile and receive calls when not in their rooms. 

While lying on a white sandy beach and an occasional dip into the clear waters of the Gulf may be enough for some, the hotel also offers a wide variety of activities for those who like to be active. 

Water sports activities are extensive and wind surfing, sailing, snorkelling, water skiing, fishing, dolphin watching as well as other activities such as tennis and a golf putting green are on offer.

Seblat Al Bustan (Omani Night) is a traditional Omani night dinner experience in a tented village in the date plantation on the hotel grounds

For the more adventurous, Oman has a lot to offer the visitor with regards to culture, history, geology, wildlife and recreation and many people will be surprised at the range of attractions. 

Best of all, compared to other Middle Eastern countries, Oman remains appealingly unspoilt.

The Wahiba sands in Oman have some of the most spectacular dunes in the region and Oman’s great architectural heritage is its hundreds of forts. In addition, Oman hosts the month long annual Muscat Festival, which will take place from Jan 19 to February 20.