Six Continents, Oman Air offer Muscat Magic for UAE residents


Six Continents Hotels and Oman Air have combined to launch special packages of two night stays at four major hotels in Oman, plus flights, representing an attractive new travel link between the UAE and the Sultanate.

"The Magic of Muscat" promotion allows UAE-based leisure travellers to take lavish autumn or winter breaks with Oman Air from either Abu Dhabi or Dubai to one of four hotel properties operated by Six Continents Hotels in Oman.

Available until April next year, the packages will also be attractive to businessmen and conference groups, and to visitors to the UAE from other parts of the Middle East who can now travel onwards to Oman without additional visit visas for the Sultanate.

The accommodation options are the Al Bustan Palace Inter-Continental Hotel (Dh885 per person or $241), the Holiday Inn Muscat (Dh615), the Crowne Plaza Muscat (Dh700) and the Hotel Inter-Continental Muscat (Dh760).

The prices include return airfare, two nights accommodation (twin sharing), breakfast, service charges and taxes.

"Oman is a destination waiting to be discovered and shared," said Kaare Johansen, Six Continents Hotels' regional director of marketing in Oman.

"We have designed these packages, in conjunction with Oman Air to allow people to explore the beauty of Oman. At a time when people are looking to destinations closer to home, we are making the Sultanate more accessible."

Each of the hotels taking part in The Magic of Muscat share Oman's azure ocean, rugged Hajar mountains and natural beauty, while all four retain their own features.

Mohammed Al Shikely, senior manager marketing planning of Oman Air said there had been a steady increase in visitors from the GCC to Oman. The 2000 figure increased 20 per cent compared with 1999.