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Top 10 Things To Do In Muscat, Oman, At Night

things to do in muscat at night
Margaret Shipra
Margaret Shipra
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Are you looking for a perfect vacation package, where you can experience daytime attractions as well as nightlife? Well, you are in the right place, my friend, as Muscat is one of the most happening destinations when it comes to its nightlife. This city offers perfect views of the stunning forts, deserts and also fascinating buildings, as most of them are not very high and white in color!

Muscat is ideal for spending an exquisite vacation with your family and friends. The city never sleeps and it is the hub of entertainment for those who wander the streets at night! If you love to wander around with the night sky above you, check out the 10 best things to do in Muscat, Oman at night.

1. Rockbottom Cafe

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This is one of the favored spots in the city if you’re looking for an amazing night out with your friends and a place to enjoy live music! The Rockbottom Cafe features live music, every night, as well as DJs and a fabulous dance floor, where you can show off your moves and dance to the rhythm of the music! Along with the live music, you can also enjoy Rockbottom Cafe’s cocktails, as well their mouth watering dishes to eat! So, grab your friends and head out to this fabulous place.

Rockbottom Cafe

Address: Al Qurm | Ramee Guestline Hotel, Muscat 113, Oman

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2. Royal Opera House (from USD 300.0)

The Royal Opera House is one of a kind! It has some of the most astonishing interior design, which makes this place an appealing place to come and enjoy an opera show. The Royal Opera House is an admirable place and showcases beautifully designed marble, inlaid wood and arabesque design. Here you will be able to see many popular names in opera and ballet perform, so check out the schedule online. Upcoming performances include Aida, Cinderella and Swan Lake, as well as several different shows featuring traditional Arabic music.

Night at the Royal Opera House Muscat and Traditional Dinner

Duration: 4 hours

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3. Mutrah Souq (from USD 171.0)

Are in the mood for some shopping? Well, then the Mutrah Souq is the right place for you. Head here if you love doing some street shopping on your holiday or finding that perfect antique! This place is located in the center of the Corniche, in the old town, right on the port side and near the taxi stand. The Mutrah Souq is a typical Arab market, selling Omani and Indian artifacts, some of which are quite fascinating. You will need to bargain at these small shops and they are sure to accept all types of payment, so get ready and happy shopping!

Private Tour: Muscat by Night

Duration: 5 hours

2 reviews

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4. Al-Ghazal Pub

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If you are looking for an amazing night out with your friends then this is the right place for you! This is one of the most popular pubs in this city and its enjoyed by everyone in Muscat! The Al-Ghazal Pub features a large bar and offers some of the best private lounges and also has pool tables, which are busy most of the time as well dart boards. On the weekend, there are live band performances, as well, for some great vibes! This place is a must go!

Al-Ghazal Pub

Address: InterContinental Hotel Al Kharjiya Street, Muscat, Oman

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5. Mutrah Corniche

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This place is ideal for a nice walk in the evening with your friends. The Mutrah Corniche is the main port area of the city and stretches for about 3 kilometers (1.9 miles). You can see beautiful gardens here, as well as fountains and beautiful mosques. It is also an active fish market and you can come here to catch a glimpse of the daily catch, not to mention the king’s dhow, or traditional Arabian ship. Cruise ships and other boats decorate the harbor and you can find plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables here, too. This is where your bargaining skills will come in handy!

Mutrah Corniche

Address: Corniche, Oman

Website: Mutrah Corniche

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6. Copacabana [CLOSED]

This place is now closed. Why not check out Left Bank if you are looking for a drink?

If you are in the mood for some clubbing, then this place will fascinate you! Copacabana is a nightclub, which features themed nights, including Arabic night, disco nights and so on. If you love to hang out with your friends and enjoy great music and drinks, then this is the right place for you! As the sun sets, head to this club as it’s a hub for nighttime entertainment!

Copacabana

Address: Muscat Grand Hyatt, Shatti Al Qurm, Muscat, Oman

Website: Copacabana

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7. Left Bank

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The name is as fascinating as the place and the Left Bank looks more like an airport lounge than a bar! The cocktails here are the finest and it features a special ladies night on Mondays, which includes excellent drink specials that will be sure to make your night a memorable one. This place should be on your to-do list!

Left Bank

Address: Qurm Heights Rd, Muscat, Oman

Website: Left Bank

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8. Piano Lounge at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

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This is one of the most popular cocktail bars in the city! Among its normal drinks, like mojitos and margaritas, there are special Tuesday and Wednesday night cocktail specials and other fun activities to do! This is one of the best places to hang out with your friends in the evening, as you will enjoy drinks as well as some entertainment. A classy establishment, the Piano Lounge is located in the upscale Shangri-La hotel and features a long terrace with a sea view and light snacks as well as a daily happy hour.

Piano Lounge at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Address: Barr Al Jissah Bay, Muscat, Oman

Website: Piano Lounge at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

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9. Take a night tour (from USD 129.0)

The Muscat nightlife is incredibly rich. Since the opportunities for excitement are practically endless, you may run into the issue of not knowing where to start. You only have a limited amount of time in the city, so you will want to make the most of your time there. Why not have a local guide you an provide you with tips and information to help you navigate the nightlife/ Take a night tour where you will enjoy dinner and have a knowledgeable guide tell you about the city’s landmarks and recommend places for you to visit.

Muscat Guided Night Tour

Duration: 4 hours

7 reviews

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10. Take a sunset cruise (from USD 61.0)

What better way to usher in nightfall, than a sunset cruise. If you want an original cruise experience, consider taking a cruise on a dhow, which is a traditional Arabian ship. You can leave from Muscat harbor and travel around the Oman coast. Not only will you witness a breathtaking sunset at sea, but also you will be able to enjoy the view of landmarks, such as the iconic Al Bustan Palace hotel, and sparkling waters.

Evening Sunset Dhow Cruise Tour - Muscat

Duration: 2 hours

2 reviews

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Have a rocking night in Muscat, Oman!

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Muscat, Oman is one of the most amazing destinations you can travel to. Apart from the beautiful attractions, there are many things to do at night, as Muscat is a hub of entertainment! So, don’t wait any further, head to Oman to enjoy the nightclubs, operas, as well as wander through the streets of the city, admiring the beauty!

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