10 reasons to stay at Jumeirah Muscat Bay

From beachside relaxation to mountain adventures


From exploring the hotel’s bay in a glass kayak to challenging hikes in the Al Hajar mountain range, Jumeirah Muscat Bay offers plenty of thrills for the whole family to experience. Here are 10 reasons why you should make time to stay with us and explore in and around Oman’s capital city, Muscat.

1. Hike in the Hajar mountains

The Al Hajar mountain range is the highest mountain range on the Arabian Peninsula and has an array of historical sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bat, Al Khutm and Al Ayn, well preserved Bronze Age settlements and necropolises. Head to the 3,028m Jebel Shams for views of the peaks and valleys of Al Hajar. The Jabal Akhdar mountain range is also worth exploring, with its rose gardens and terraced orchards perched upon cliffs.
View of Al Hajar Mountains


2. Have an aquatic adventure

Whether you choose to paddleboard, kayak, dive or snorkel amid reefs and turtles at Bandar Al Khayran or go dolphin watching, Oman offers many aquatic adventures which start right on the hotel’s doorstep. If you want to range further, you can hop aboard a traditional dhow boat in Sur to explore the whitewashed village of Ayjah, a two-hour journey from Muscat Bay. During the summer months you might even encounter the large and friendly whale sharks in the stunningly clear waters around the natural reserve of the Ad Dimaniyat Islands.

3. Book a Summerhouse with a private pool on the exclusive sanctuary beach

Designed for groups and families, Jumeirah Muscat Bay’s summerhouses and villas are arranged on a private beach, so you have all the privacy you need while being close to the heart of Muscat. Each villa overlooks the Gulf of Oman and the sanctuary beach which is for the exclusive use of the villa dwellers. Each villa or summerhouse has subtle contemporary decor and ample living space, as well as a private plunge pool. Book a yoga lesson by the pool then relax while a private chef prepares a barbecue for you and your loved ones.
Private Villa Pool at Jumeirah Muscat Bay


4. Recharge in Jumeirah Muscat Bay’s Talise Spa

A peaceful oasis secluded between craggy mountains and azure seas, Jumeirah Muscat Bay’s Talise Spa gives you the opportunity to unwind. There are 10 treatment rooms, all of which have large windows that look out over the sea. Experience a body cleansing ritual in our private hammam, indulge in locally inspired signature treatments featuring Oman’s famous frankincense or treat your feet, nails and hands at Bastien Gonzalez’s Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio.

5. A stunning location for a rejuvenating yoga retreat

If you’re seeking a rejuvenating escape, Muscat Bay is a wonderful base. Whether you’re curious about trying yoga for the first time or keen to immerse yourself into a more rigorous practice, our resident yogis offer an array of yoga styles set in the beautiful grounds of our resort. Wake up your senses with our signature sunrise yoga or book a class to suit your schedule at our dedicated yoga studio. For those who prefer private practice in the comfort of their own villa, you can book the ultimate retreat at one of our summerhouses, set on a secret stretch of white-sand beach for a truly private and memorable experience. Once settled, you can speak to our Concierge to create your own schedule of in-villa yoga practice with our resident yogi, Sima who also specialises in Singing bowl meditation and Pranic healing.

6. Relax over Afternoon Tea

Tasting local food is one of the most delicious ways to learn about a destination. Local delicacies and honey-soaked pastries are served daily until midnight at Tarini, a light and airy lounge and terrace with sea views peeking from delightful Arabic keyhole arches. Choose from a variety of speciality teas or sample the locally roasted coffee creations.
Tarini Lounge at Jumeirah Muscat Bay


7. Rooftop dining at Brezza

Coming in September 2022 is our sweeping roof terrace, overlooking the sparkling Arabian Sea, where you can enjoy delicious fresh seafood dishes with an Italian twist, accompanied by innovative mixology. Helmed by Chef Cristiano, with vast experience in highly acclaimed restaurants such as London’s Michelin-starred Alloro, the menu is influenced by Italian signature dishes with a strong coastal influence, complementing Muscat Bay’s mesmerising views.

8. Alfresco and indoor entertainment at “Mimo” Kids Club

From arts and crafts to video games, Jumeirah Muscat Bay has an array of activities to spark your children’s creativity and love for travel. While kids can have fun with the water features in the shaded pool, as well as an array of daily activities, they’ll also be encouraged to delve into stories about Oman and explore the nature around the resort. Dedicated kids check-in experiences, as well as the Mimo Kids Passport will help our younger guests explore all hidden adventures in the resort.

9. Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

An architectural wonder and one of the most beautiful mosques in the world, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is decorated with timber panels, colourful mosaics and the world’s largest chandelier, which is encrusted with 600,000 Swarovski crystals. Designed by the Iraqi architect Mohammed Saleh Makiya, the place of worship was inaugurated by the Sultan of Oman in 2001 to celebrate 30 years of his reign. It is one of the only mosques in Oman that allows non-Muslim visitors each morning until 10:30am.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque


10. Soak up inspiring sea views

As the name suggests, Jumeirah Muscat Bay is nestled within a secluded bay, so if you’re looking for privacy, you’ll find it here with us. Every room has a sea view, and bold architecture makes the most of the views. Interiors are inspired by Oman’s mountain ranges and turquoise waters, so expect earthy shades and stones used for decoration, while local crafts celebrate Oman’s rich heritage.

Whether you’re escaping to relax in Talise Spa, want to sample Muscat’s newest restaurant hot spots or snorkel among turtles, Jumeirah Muscat Bay makes the perfect base in Oman.