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Discovering Oman’s Hidden Gem: Jumeirah Muscat Bay Hotel and the Beauty of Oman.

Nestled along the tranquil shores of the Arabian Sea, Oman remains one of the Middle East's best-kept secrets. If you're seeking a getaway that combines opulence, stunning natural beauty, and warm Arabian hospitality, the new Jumeirah Muscat Bay Hotel in Oman is your dream destination.


A glimpse of Oman: discovering the mystique and majesty of this beautiful country.

Welcome to Oman, the jewel of the Arabian Peninsula. With its rich tapestry of history, captivating landscapes, and warm hospitality, this vibrant nation offers a unique and enchanting experience for travelers.

The country’s enchanting landscapes, rich culture, and welcoming people make it a unique and compelling destination for travelers seeking an authentic Arabian experience. Especially if you’re looking for a nature and cultural escape, combined with ultimate luxury while in your hotel.

One of Oman’s gems is the Jumeirah Muscat Bay Hotel, an exquisite oasis that embodies the beauty and hospitality of this captivating nation. Situated along the picturesque shores of Muscat, this luxurious haven offers an unparalleled experience for discerning travelers.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the highlights of Oman and delve into the remarkable experience offered by the Jumeirah Muscat Bay Hotel.



Oman is located on the southeastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, neighbor of the well-known emirates such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Oman is boasting a diverse topography, from pristine beaches along the Arabian Sea to the rugged peaks of the Hajar Mountains.

The location of Jumeirah Muscat Bay can be summarized in just one word: phenomenal! Jumeriah Group now owns the vast empty cove, and built this modern, yet blending-in hotel (and surrounding villas, also for staff) which creates a blissfully remote feeling. And the good thing is, its just 40 minutes by car from Muscat International Airport.





Despite its generous proportions (196 rooms), Jumeirah Muscat Bay Hotel doesn’t feel imposing. It boasts a distinctive architectural style that marries contemporary design with Omani influences. The designers went with a modern Arabesque look for the interiors.

The hotel’s architecture seamlessly blends Omani tradition with modern luxury. The ambiance is both sophisticated and serene, with every detail thoughtfully curated to create a memory that will last forever in your mind.

Throughout the hotel you will find cream marble, travertine tiles, and pale wood that dominates the common areas with every armchair, ottoman and coffee table orientated towards that irresistible view (the lobby is just WOW).

The decor showcases local art and crafts, creating a sense of place. The overall ambiance is one of sophistication and serenity.


A World of Comfort.

These rooms truly stand out as some of the finest examples of design I’ve encountered in a long while. They are generously bathed in natural light, spacious, and exude a profound sense of tranquility. What’s even more remarkable is that each room offers a captivating view of the sea (although balconies are available as a premium upgrade).

The color palette, harmoniously blends with the glistening cream-colored floors, handwoven rugs, and locally crafted framed handicrafts. Above the beds and in the bathrooms, you’ll find decorative brass plates meticulously crafted by Omani artisans, which beautifully contrast with black and white portraits of traditional Dhow boats. Finished with bathroom amenities of AMOUAGE, a luxury perfume brand originally from Oman.

Beyond the aesthetic appeal, these rooms seamlessly incorporate the latest in technological conveniences. Smart lighting controls, eco-friendly air conditioning settings, sliding doors at your fingertips, and well-lit storage spaces create an environment where everything functions effortlessly. The bathrooms, in addition to their spaciousness, exude a calming atmosphere and boast an invigorating water pressure that’s sure to leave you refreshed.

For those seeking an even more exclusive experience, a collection of two to four-bedroom villas, each complete with a private pool, share access to a separate, pristine sandy beach.



World-Class Dining.

The Jumeirah group is renowned for its culinary offerings, and Muscat Bay Hotel is well on its way to upholding this reputation.

The one I highly recommend is hotel’s Italian restaurant, Brezza, runned by the Italian Maestro: Vittorio Greco. With his culinary expertise previously showcased at prestigious restaurants across Europe, Australia, and India, a real culinary delight worth exploring once it’s unveiled.

Peridot, the hotel’s all-day buffet dining restaurant, provides a serene and formal setting with service that, while slightly leisurely, is impeccable. The breakfast buffet is a sight to behold, boasting a diverse array of dishes that cater to an international palate. Health-conscious guests are equally well taken care of with options like egg-white omelettes options, fresh smoothies (mint-lemon, my absolute favorite and daily start during my stay) and chia pots.

For a more relaxed lunch experience, head to the beachfront Zuka. Here, you can savor sushi rolls, falafel wraps, quinoa salads, crispy calamari, and of course the tuna steak specialty. All while being just inches away from the sandy shores, all set to the backdrop of cool, groovy tunes.

Anzo, a cozy fifth-floor lounge offering a menu of delectable Asian dishes in a stylish yet lounging setting. Although the food is fragrant and delicious, the ambiance is comparable to a cocktail lounge or cigar bar.


A World of Wellness and Recreation.

The hotel’s Talise Spa offers a range of rejuvenating treatments, while the expansive swimming pool and private beach provide the perfect spots for unwinding. For adventure seekers, the hotel can organize water sports, including snorkeling and paddle boarding. If you haven’t had enough of activities, there’s always the option to challenge your energy in the gym (which is set to be expanded) or partake in sunrise yoga sessions.

The pool attendant ensures your every need is met as you settle into your handpicked (favorite) spot. With just a ring of a bell, you can order whatever your heart desires and be pampered with fresh fruits, delectable refreshing juices, and, of course, an ample supply of water. An absolute must is to embark on the sunset boat tour from the hotel, where you can snorkel with sea turtles, witness the enchanting Muscat sunset, and, with a stroke of luck, catch a glimpse of playful dolphins.


Natural Beauty

Oman’s diverse landscapes range from rugged mountains to pristine beaches and vast deserts. The Hajar Mountains, with their jagged peaks and wadis (valleys), offer outdoor enthusiasts the chance to explore the great outdoors. The mesmerizing Wahiba Sands desert, with its rolling dunes, is a must-visit, as are the captivating fjords of Musandam.

Cultural Riches

Oman’s culture is deeply rooted in tradition, with a blend of Arabian and African influences. The Omani people are known for their warmth and hospitality. Travelers can immerse themselves in the local culture by visiting traditional souks (markets), forts, and museums. The Royal Opera House Muscat, a marvel of modern architecture, showcases Oman’s commitment to the arts.

Historical Sites

Oman boasts a rich history, with ancient cities like Nizwa and Bahla, as well as awe-inspiring forts like Jabrin and Nizwa Fort. The UNESCO-listed Bahla Fort is a prime example of Omani architecture, with its massive clay walls and intricate design.

Culinary Delights

Omani cuisine is a delightful blend of flavors and traditions. You can savor dishes like shuwa (slow-cooked lamb), aromatic biryanis, and fresh seafood at local restaurants and street stalls. Dates and Omani coffee, often accompanied by dates and halwa, are traditional offerings of hospitality.



The capital city, Muscat, is a captivating blend of modernity and tradition. Visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and explore the Mutrah Souk for local handicrafts.


The historic city of Nizwa is famous for its impressive fort and bustling souk, where you can purchase local crafts, spices, and silver jewelry.

Wadi Shab

For nature enthusiasts, Wadi Shab offers lush oases, turquoise pools, and hidden caves waiting to be explored.

Jebel Shams

Known as the “Mountain of the Sun,” Jebel Shams is the highest peak in the Hajar Mountains, offering breathtaking views of the deep canyons.


In the southern region of Dhofar, Salalah’s monsoon season transforms the landscape into a lush paradise. Don’t miss the serene Al Mughsail Beach.


Convenient location nestled along the Arabian Sea, and just a 40 minute drive to the airport of Muscat.

Double rooms from 172 OMR (€390) in low season; and from 297 OMR (€700) in high.

196 rooms in total, of which doubles, suites and villas.

Modern Arabesque, blending in the surrounding landscape perfectly.

Italian, International, Asian and local cuisine.

Its seamless fusion of modern luxury and authentic Omani culture, creating an enchanting oasis where sophistication and tradition harmoniously coexist.

“A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park.

Jumeirah Muscat Bay
Saraya OM, Bandar Jissah 117
+968 24 931000
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