Experiencing the dining culture of the countries I visit is my absolute favourite part of travelling. This week I bring to you five authentic Omani diners that stay true to the Omani kitchen and serve nothing but culture on a platter. Shall we?
Visit Ubhar for a sophisticated Omani dining experience that offers a fusion of traditional staples with a continental twist. Food items such as biryani, machboos, and qabooli rice dishes, as well as tender camel meat, are all on offer. For desserts, go for frankincense ice cream and thank us later.
Location: Bareeq Al Shatti, Shatti Al Qurum, Qurum
Contact: +968 2469 9826
Timings: 12.30pm to 03.30pm; 06.30pm to 11.00pm
Bait Al Luban
Bait Al Luban is a great place for experiencing the hospitable culture of Oman while indulging in a palatable Omani dish. The restaurant is adorned with traditional decorative elements and has a dedicated area with floor seating. A must-visit,
Location: Muttrah, Muscat
Contact: +968 2471 1842
Timings: 12.00pm to 11.00pm
Diners with a taste for the finer things in life can rejoice, as Al Angham is here to serve you a refined Omani culinary experience full of authentic staples, platted to perfection. The place is uniquely designed to offer an interior inspired by the revered heritage of Oman, an interior to marvel at while indulging in fine dining excellence from the local kitchen.
Location: Opera Galleria, Shatti Al Qurum, Muscat
Contact: +968 2207 7777
Timings: 12.00pm to 04.00pm – 07.00pm to 11.00pm
Come here for homemade Omani food, served in a homely, traditional way. Popular among both locals and tourists, the place serves Omani delicacies such as maleh fish, cooked-in-the-ground shuwa meat, and a variety of rice-based dishes.
Location: Al Khuwair, Bousher (behind McDonald’s)
Contact: +968 2447 8225
Timings: Open 24 hours
Dukanah is one of the few places that serve authentic Omani food. The homegrown restaurant is also known for its traditional boutique ambience and desserts that offer a glimpse into the dining culture of Omanis. Ingredients such as rose petals, dried lime, and date syrup can be found on some of their items.
Location: Azaiba South, Bousher (Behind GMC Showroom)
Contact: +968 2450 2244
Timings: 08.00 to 11.00pm