Oman Luxury Hotels

Arguably the best luxury hotels in the Middle East are to be found in Oman. The Chedi, the Al Bustan and the Shangri La Barr al Jissah are all world class, and watch this space for a raft of new properties in the pipeline. The mountains are now home to hotels that are the perfect place to appreciate the gobsmacking views, and the desert can now be enjoyed in great comfort at romantic desert camps. In the northern exclave of Musandam, Zighy Bay is a firm Original Travel favourite:

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The Chedi

Oman > Middle East > Muscat

The award-winning Chedi is one of the very best hotels in the Gulf Region, home to luxurious guestrooms and suites, some of the finest cuisine in the Middle East and what could be a contender for the world’s longest hotel swimming pool. Read more

Anantara Al Baleed

Oman > Middle East > Salalah & the Empty Quarter

Opening on 1st September 2016, this beach-front oasis is the first luxury hotel in Salalah and has been designed to reflect Dhofar’s rich heritage. Read more

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

Oman > Middle East > Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands

The luxury resort is perched 2,000 meters above sea level, making it the highest five star resort in the Middle East. Only two hours’ drive away from Muscat International Airport, the Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar is a tranquil oasis perfect for a relaxing escape. Read more

Al Bustan Palace

Oman > Middle East > Muscat

Fully renovated in 2008, the hotel has the most comprehensive facilities in the region, including a 1km curve of sandy beach and acres of tropical gardens dotted with palm trees. Read more

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah

Oman > Middle East > Muscat

Situated on a dramatic stretch of coastline just outside Muscat, the hotels are set amid 124 acres overlooking a private bay, with rugged mountains to the rear. Read more

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Oman > Middle East > Musandam Peninsula

Zighy Bay has a dramatic setting on the Musandam Peninsula, an exclave of the Sultanate of Oman, separated from the rest of Oman by the United Arab Emirates. Read more

Sahab Hotel

Oman > Middle East > Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands

A boutique hotel located in the Hajar Mountains, some 2,000 metres above sea level, Sahab hotel has one of the best views in the business. Read more

Desert Nights Camp

Oman > Middle East > Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands

Located in the heart of the Wahiba Sands, a vast expanse in the Omani desert, Desert Nights Camp is the ultimate desert refuge, with an added dose of luxury. Read more

The View

Oman > Middle East > Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands

The View just got even better. Where this eco retreat once had 15 tents, some of which were in a second row behind the first, an eight month makeover now means there are 30 stylish pods spread over a larger area, and all of which have stunning views of the extraordinary canyon scenery. Read more

Alila Jabal Akhdar

Oman > Middle East > Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands

The spectacular Hajar mountain range is one of the (many) highlights of Oman, and at the centre of the range sits the magnificent Jebel Akhdar or ‘green mountain’. Long seen as somewhere to explore on route between the capital Muscat and the ancient market city of Nizwa, the opening in 2014 of... Read more

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