Dining in Ramadan has a unique atmosphere that brings people together to break their fast and savour the best of dishes. Even though we love a warm home-cooked meal (which is no easy undertaking), we appreciate a banquet full of exciting culinary experiences with a five-star service. Here’s a quick guide on where to have your Iftar in Muscat.
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Enjoy a palatial experience while savouring the best of global dishes. There are live cooking stations representing a number of countries with signature dishes such as assorted cold mezza and salads from Lebanon, Merguez from Tunisia, traditional Mansaf from Jordan, Koshari from Egypt and Pide from Turkey. If you fancy a meaty escapade, head over to the Iranian kebabs and tandoor specialities from India. The Sultanate will be represented by a number of traditional dishes including lamb Shuwa, Bapolo, Harees, Mashakik and assorted Omani bread. All of this will be happening against a musical background of qanoon and oud. The iftar is priced at OMR18 per person.
Al Bustan Palace, Ritz-Carlos Hotel, Al Bustan Street
+968 24 799 666
Kempinski offers quite the culinary adventure for lovers of all things food. The place doesn’t offer only one, but two Iftar specials to suit your mood and entertain your taste buds. From Ramadan activities and enticing Iftar at The Kitchen, serving authentic Levantine cuisine and daily live entertainment (priced at OMR22 per person), to the finest of North Indian cuisine at Bukhara, offering a 3-course Iftar set-menu (priced at OMR15 per person).
Kempinski Hotel Muscat, Al Mouj, North Al Hail
+968 2498 5000
Located in Al Bandar hotel, Al Tanoor restaurant serves a scrumptious Iftar, offering the best of traditional Ramadan delicacies inspired by local and international cuisines. The extensive buffet spread will showcase hot and cold mezze, Omani specials, mixed grill and classic desserts, along with traditional Ramadan beverages, including kamar al din, Vimto passion, kiwi lemon, laban, shalab, jelab and karkadeh tea. The buffet is priced at OMR19 per person.
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Al Jissah
Grand Millennium Muscat
Located in the heart of the city, Grand Millennium Muscat offers tons of Middle Eastern specialties and beverages, including traditional hot and cold Mezze, slow roasted Omani shuwa with oriental rice, levant kabsa and fresh seafood as well as 4 live cooking stations presenting tandoori, Arabic and Persian grill, shawarma and fresh pasta, followed by a delightful variety of Arabic sweets and desserts, set to the playlist of traditional melodies. The iftar costs OMR18 per head.
Grand Millennium Muscat, Bousher
+968 2234 2222
Crowne Plaza Muscat
Break your fast at Crowne Plaza’s all-day dining spot, The Restaurant, with a delicious selection of Arabic and International cuisine, prepared by arbiters of culinary art. Enjoy a range of spectacular live cooking stations, fresh fruits and delicious desserts. The buffer is priced at OMR20 per person.
Crowne Plaza Muscat, Shatti Al Qurum
+968 9508 7517
Live the dining traditions and make memorable moments in a unique setting at Musandam restaurant, InterContinental Muscat. The place offers an extensive Iftar buffet with a wide variety of Arabic cuisine including kunafa, shawarma, barbecue and live cooking stations, as well as a selection of Ramadan juices and other international dishes. You can enjoy all of this for OMR20 per person.
InterContinental, Shatti Al Qurum
+968 2468 0000
Hormuz Grand Muscat, A Radisson Collection Hotel
Gather your loved ones for an Iftar at the Straits restaurant, which features an open oriental and international buffet, with a soothing ambience of live Oud music in the background. Chef Hany Rabie Abdel Aziz who offers a wide selection of Arabic Ramadan dishes and desserts accompanied with special Ramadan beverages. Priced at OMR18 per person.
Hormuz Grand Muscat, Airport Heights
+968 9952 9741