Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas & New Years Eve events

Well there are a large number of events for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve, here's a selection of what's on in and around Muscat, and a little further afield too. As time goes on and events are finalized, I'll add to this round up. If you would like your event included, please email me: mrsythe[at]gmail.com

Within Muscat

1. Grand Hyatt


Christmas Eve - Mokha Cafe - Meal including glass of bubbly for RO 32 net
Christmas Eve - Tuscany - Meal including glass of bubbly for RO 42 net
Christmas Eve - Safari Pub - Unlimited selected drinks for RO 45/couple RO 25/single, free finger food between 9 & 11
Christmas Day - Mokha Cafe - Christmas brunch with glass of bubbly for RO 36 net
Christmas Day - Tuscany - Christmas lunch with glass of bubbly for RO 42 net
New Years Eve - The Gardens - Gala dinner including unlimited selected drinks for RO 80 net
New Years Eve -  Tuscany - 6 course black tie dinner with unlimited selected drinks for RO 70 net
New Years Eve - Safari rooftop grill house - dinner and unlimited selected drinks for RO 60 net
New Years Eve - Safari Pub - RO 70 for couples. RO 40 for singles, unlimited selected drinks with DJ
New Years Eve - Copacabana - RO 30 for couples or singles, no drinks included
New Years Eve - Kids Place - RO 15 per child for babysitting while you get on it... includes snacks and games.


2. Radisson Blu

Christmas Eve - from 7pm. All inclusive meal and drinks for RO 27 net
Christmas Day - from 1pm. All inclusive meal and drinks for RO 27 net
Kids under 12 are half price, under 5 eat free.
New Years Eve - from 8pm. All inclusive dinner at the Lazy Lizard bar and garden for RO 39 net



3. InterContinental

Christmas Eve - Musandam - Buffet dinner RO 26 ++ adults and RO 13 ++ kids
Christmas Eve - Senor Pico - 4 course Mexican dinner - RO 28 ++ adults and RO 14 ++ kids
Christmas Eve - Trader Vics - 5 course Traders dinner - RO 32++
Christmas Eve - Tomato - 4 course Italian dinner - RO 16++
Christmas Day - Musandam - Buffet Brunch with Santa and games - RO 30 ++ adults and RO 15 ++ kids
New Years Eve - Musandam - Buffet dinner with piano music - RO 32++ adults and RO 16++ kids
New Years Eve - Senor Pico - Mexican banquet with live entertainment - RO 46++ adults and RO 23++ kids
New Years Eve - Al Ghazal Pub - RO 30++ for selected unlimited drinks with Dj
New Years Eve - Trader Vics - 5 course meal with live entertainment - RO 75++
New Years Eve - Hotel Gardens - Gala dinner with live music & unlimited selected drinks, runs till 3am, RO 75++ adults and RO 25++ kids
New Years Day - Musandam - Brunch for RO 23++ adults and RO 15++ kids


4. Crowne Plaza

Christmas Eve - Tropicana - Festive buffet dinner - RO 30 net adults and RO 15 net kids
Christmas Eve - Come Prima - 5 course Italian dinner - RO 35 net per person
Christmas Eve - The Edge - 3 course dinner - RO 20 net per person
Christmas Day - Tropicana - Christmas lunch with Sanda - RO 35 net adults and RO 16.5 net kids
Christmas Day - Come Prima - Italian Christmas 5 course dinner - RO 35 net per person
Christmas Day - Dukes bar - 4 course dinner - RO 22 net per person
New Years Eve - Tropicana - Gala dinner with live entertainment RO 40 net adults and RO 20 net kids
New Years Eve - Come Prima - 5 course Italian dinner, RO 50 net adults
New Years Eve - Shiraz - 5 course meal for RO 50 net per person
New Years Eve - Dukes bar - Business as usual, RO 10 net entry per person.

5. Al Bustan Palace

Christmas Eve - Atrium Tea Lounge (actually running Dec 21-25) - Teddy bear tea with Santa
Christmas Eve - Al Khiran Terrace - Festive dinner for RO 22++ per person
Christmas Eve - Beach Pavilion - 4 course dinner for RO 45++ per person (excluding drinks)
Christmas Eve - China Mood - 5 course set menu dinner for RO 39++
Christmas Day - Beach Pavilion - 4 course dinner for RO 45++ per person (excluding drinks)
Christmas Day - Al Khiran Terrace - Festive brunch for RO 34++ including soft drinks or RO 55+ including bubbly
New Years Eve - Beach Pavilion -  5 course dinner with live entertainment for RO 65++ inc a glass of bubbly
New Years Eve - China Mood - 5 course dinner for RO 51++ inc a glass of bubbly

6. Barr al Jissah

Christmas Eve - Al Tanoor - Buffet with drinks - RO 30 adults and RO 22 kids ++
Christmas Eve - Capri Court - Italian dinner, 5 course menu, RO 35 adults RO 11 kids ++
Christmas Eve - Bait al Bahr - Sea food - RO 35 adults, RO 11 kids ++
Christmas Eve - Samba - Traditional Christmas dinner - Buffet - RO 30 adults, RO 22 kids ++ (inc drinks)
Christmas Eve - Sultanah - Romantic dinner, 5 course menu - RO 50 ++
Christmas Eve - Shahrazad - North African menu, 5 course menu - RO 50 ++
Christmas Eve - Fairouz - Lebanese specialities and festive live entertainment - RO 50 ++
Christmas Day - Al Tanoor - Buffet Lunch RO 20, Buffet Dinner RO 20, or RO 28 with drinks ++
Christmas Day - Samba - Buffet Lunch RO 20, Buffet Dinner RO 20, or RO 28 with drinks ++
Christmas Day -  Bait al Bahr - 4 course seafood menu - RO 25 adults, RO 9 kids ++
Christmas Day - Capri Court - 4 course Italian dinner - RO 25 / kids RO 9 ++
Christmas Day - Sultanah - 4 course menu RO 30 ++
Christmas Day - Shahrazad - Moroccan food. RO 30 ++
New Years Eve - Al Tanoor, Tapas & Sablah - Buffet dinner - RO 98 / RO 49 kids ++
New Years Eve - Fairouz - Lebanese cuisine with drinks and live entertainment - RO 120 ++
New Years Eve - Piano Lounge - Strawberries and unlimited bubbly - RO 40 / RO 30 (for drinks only, skip the strawberry buffet!) ++
New Years Eve - Turtle Beach - D.U.N.E band and Dj Katerina have a party - 10till2am, No idea on pricing.
New Years Day - Al Tanoor - noon till 4, Buffet RO 25 without drinks RO 35 with drinks ++


7. The Chedi

Christmas Eve - The Restaurant - RO 45++ per person for set menu dinner
Christmas Day - The Restaurant - RO 38++ per person for set menu brunch
New Years Eve - The Beach Restaurant - RO 125++ per person for 7 course meal
New Years Eve - The Restaurant - RO 95++ for a buffet dinner

8. Park Inn

Every day in December - Ladies Pamper Package - RO 55 for lunch, massage, haircut, gym, pool and a drink
Christmas Eve - RBG - dinner with half a bottle of wine & free access to Sama Terrazza with unlimited selected drinks (the rooftop thing) - RO 35 net per person
New Years Eve - RBG - dinner with half a bottle of wine & free access to Sama Terrazza. -RO 39  net per person.

9. Zouk

Christmas Eve - Red & White Christmas party - Entry price not set, 20% off bottles of spirits, free selected drinks for ladies from 10-2
New Years Eve - Black & Pink NYE Party - Entry price not set, complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

10. Left Bank

New Years Eve - James Bond themed "Shaken not stirred" evening till 2am. Choice of 2 or 3 set menu, prices not available - complimentary bubbly at midnight.

11. Golden Tulip Seeb

Christmas Eve - Candle Light Dinner - RO 12 ++ from 7pm at Le Jardin
Christmas Day - Traditional Christmas lunch with Santa in attendance with gifts and surprises for the kids - RO 12 ++ from noon till 4pm at Le Jardin
New Years Eve - Lebanese Night with singer Dunia and belly dancer Yassmine - Buffet dinner from 8pm - RO 45 net
New Years Eve - Dinner buffet at Le Jardin for RO 13++
New Years Day - Lunch from noon for RO 13 ++ at Le Jardin

12. Mumtaz Mahal

New Years Eve - Lavish 4 course menu with a glass of champagne for RO 30 per person all inclusive

Near Muscat

1. Sifawy Hotel

Christmas Eve - from 7pm. All inclusive meal and drinks for RO 35 + taxes
Christmas Day - from 1pm. All inclusive bubbly brunch for RO 25 + taxes
New Years Eve - from 8pm. All inclusive Gala dinner with live band & dj for RO 50 + taxes

2. Sur Plaza Hotel

New Years Eve - choice of either the Glamour 1 Gala dinner for RO 14 nett per person or RO 5 entry to the Black & White night at the Captains Pub.



3. Al Wadi Hotel - Sohar

Christmas Eve - Al Salan / Members Club - Set menu for RO 15
Christmas Day - Set menu for RO 15
New Years Eve - Soprano Club - 5 course dinner and glass of bubbly for RO 16 with live Dj

4. Guide Oman - Christmas in the Mountains

Dec 20-21 - Christmas in the Mountains - Trip to the mountains with accomodation at the Sunrise resort and all meals included - RO 50 adults (based on 2 people) RO 20 for kids aged 7-12, free 6 and under.

Further Afield

1. Six Senses @ Zighy Bay

The Six Senses Resort and Spa up in Zighy Bay, Mussandam is hugely popular, and currently is nearly 100% booked for New Years Eve, however people who are looking to getaway for Christmas still can with a few vacancies still available. Rates are $1,800 + taxes per night for a Villa.



2. Hilton, Salalah

Christmas Eve - From 7pm, gala buffet in the garden for RO 25 per person including a welcome drink
New Years Eve - from 7pm, gala buffet in the garden with live bands and DJ, RO 38 per person including a welcome drink.

If you would like me to include your seasonal event to this round up, please get in touch by emailing me: mrsythe [at] gmail.com

Happy Holidays!

le fin.

7 comments:

Andrew Brown said...

I always look forward to this list you put out each Christmas and I know it involves a lot of work so thanks! It gets better with every year and I see you've even managed to include Sur and Sohar this year. Well done! :-)

The Duncan Adventures said...

Ahh amazing thank you, that saves me ringing up so many different places to ask then scribbling it all down and presenting Mr Scrooge (the other half) with my random notes... Maybe we will get some festive cheer better than my 7 rial tree from C4 hee hee

Nicky said...

Great!! thank you

Sythe said...

Hey what was the 7 rial tree like? With a new born baby and 3 cats running around I can't bring myself to put up the usual 7' tree this year....

Sapna said...

very good and useful list, thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Do you think there would be events this Christmas and NY? I believe not so many places would be able to arrange live music anymore? Hope you would be able to keep us updated!

Sythe said...

yes theres many events, im preparing the round up at the moment :) but from my current advert, you can see that the Grand Hyatt are doing a circus theme :)