Christmas and NYE events roundup for 2015

Christmas is coming, didn't you know?! Every year I do a whip round of the local hotels (and some further afield) to see what they've got planned for Christmas and NYE so you can have a one stop spot to see whats what for this coming festive season. It should be noted that Mouloud (The Prophet's Birthday) is expected to be observed on Thursday 24th December, it is expected that Christmas Eve will be dry, and possibly Christmas Day too.

But before all of the listings, here's the best party this Christmas ;)

On December 11th at 7pm the Safari rooftop grill are hosting the MRFC Christmas dinner, anyone who went to the Halloween party recently will know the kind of crowd that attends the MRFC parties. The theme this time is once again rubbish Christmas jumpers - tickets are RO 32 for members or RO 35 for non-members. Includes all you can eat and drink and to get tickets email

Now, on with the listings.........

Grand Hyatt

Christmas Eve

Mokha Cafe - Christmas dinner buffet - RO 29 or RO 36 with a glass of sparkling wine, kids RO 16 (6-12 years old) from 7-11pm.
Tuscany - Chef's traditional Christmas specials, a la carte pricing, from 7-11pm.
Safari Pub - RO 5 cover charge from 7pm-3am, regular a la carte pricing.
Safari Rooftop Grill - RO 33 for seafood or poultry, RO 39 for US beef, seafood platter or surf n turf or RO 45 for Canadian Beef, Angus Beef, Wagyu or Seafood. Inclusive of all drinks, from 7-11pm.

Christmas Day

Mokha Cafe - Christmas family style "Jingle Bell's" brunch with live DJ and kids corner with Santa. RO 39 with a glass of sparkling wine or RO 19 for kids (6-12 years old) from 12:30 - 4:30pm
Tuscany - Chef's traditional Christmas specials, a la carte pricing, from 12:30-3:30pm.

New Years Eve

Sirj Tea Lounge - Welcome drink for guests dining at Tuscany or the Garden (sparkling wine and juices) between 7-8pm, with live piano playing.
Mokha Cafe - RO 99 open bar (but if you book before 15 December its RO 90) RO 40 for kids (6-12 years old). "The Grand Throwback" with European DJ & International artists performing with acts throughout the evening. An a la carte champagne bar will also be available.
Tuscany - RO 80 for 5 course set menu (kids are RO 40) including selected wines and drinks
Safari Pub - RO 15 door charge which gets you one free welcome drink.
Safari Rooftop Grill - RO 65 (kids RO 30) for a special gourmet set menu including open bar with live DJ.
Camp Hyatt - Running from 8pm-2am this is a complimentary kids play area with fun activities for the kids while you enjoy your night.


Christmas events

Christmas tree lighting ceremony - Monday 7th December 5-6pm, with BSM choir and brass band
Christmas carols - Tuesday 8th December 4:30-5:30pm with Muscat International School junior choir

Christmas Eve

Musandam Cafe - RO 26++ for adults, (kids RO 13++, under 6 are free) for Christmas buffet, drinks packages are available too, from 7pm.
Al Ghazal Pub - RO 5 entry including a complimentary drink.
Trader Vics - RO 28++ for a set 4 course dinner with live music, or the a la carte menu is available too, from 7pm.
Tomato - RO 19++ for a 3 course Mediterranean festive dinner, or the a la carte menu, from 7pm.

Christmas Day

Musandam Cafe - RO 30++ for adults, (kids RO 15++, under 6 are free) for Christmas buffet, drinks packages are available too, from 12:30-4pm. Santa will be visiting for the kids.

New Years Eve

InterCon Gardens - "Bring the Party" international live band providing the entertainment for the gala dinner. RO 75 net including drinks (kids under 12 RO 30)
Trader Vic's - RO 75++ for a Polynesian inspired 5 course set menu including drinks, from 7pm. Kids a la carte menu also available.
Tiki Bar - Champagne & Oysters a la carte from 9pm-2am.
Al Ghazal Pub - RO 10 entry from 7pm, resident DJ providing the entertainment.

New Years Day

Musandam Cafe - RO 20++ for adults (RO 30++ for bubbly), (kids RO 10++, under 6 are free) for a relaxing brunch to recover from the night before - bring your ticket to either the White party or the Trader Vics party the night before for a 20% discount.

Al Bustan Palace

Christmas events

Christmas tree lighting ceremony - Thursday 10th December 5-6pm, with BSM choir and brass band
Gingerbread house decorating classes - December 20-24th from 4-5pm - RO 7 (or free if you are a guest of the hotel)

Christmas Eve

China Mood - RO 45++ 5 course set menu with live show by the Tea Sommelier.
Beach Pavilion - RO 45++ 5 course set menu with "live vocal performance" dine under the stars on the beach.
Al Khiran Terrace - RO 25++ (RO 39++ with booze, kids for RO 12++) for a Christmas themed buffet dinner.

Christmas Day

Al Khiran Terrace - RO 35++ (RO 49++ for booze, RO 59++ for Champagne, kids RO 16++) for a Christmas themed buffet dinner (kids under 6 free) including a visit from Santa. 12:30-4pm

New Years Eve

Al Bustan beachfront and gardens - RO 109++ for a Masquerade Gala dinner from 8pm for a night of magic and mystique, kids under 6 free, cap the night off by lighting your own lantern and send it flying up into the sky, 8pm onwards.
The Beach Pavilion - RO 65++ for a five course seafood themed dinner 7-11pm.
China Mood - RO 65++ for a Chinese menu 7pm-12am

New Years Day

Al Khiran Terrace - RO 28++ (RO 42++ with booze, RO 52++ with Champagne, RO 16++ for kids) for a relaxing New Years day brunch, 12:30-4pm.

The Shangri-La

Christmas events

Christmas tree lighting ceremony - Wednesday 16th December 6pm, with choir

Christmas Eve

Sultanah - RO 50++ for a 6 course menu with live entertainment from resident jazz band.
Shahrazad - RO 50++ for a Morrocan themed 6 course dinner with live Morroccan entertainment.
Capri Court - RO 35++ for a traditional Italaian 5 course Christmas dinner.
Bait al Bahr - RO 35++ for a seafood themed 5 course dinner.
Al Tanoor - RO 25++ (or RO 35++ for house drinks) for a special Christmas Buffet dinner
Samba - RO 22++ (or RO 32++ for house drinks) for a Christmas buffet dinner with focus on kids.

Christmas Day

Sultanah - RO 59++ for a bbq buffet with unlimited champagne and live entertainment from resident jazz band.
Shahrazad - RO 35++ for a Morrocan themed 5 course dinner with live Morroccan entertainment.
Capri Court - RO 25++ for a traditional Italaian 4 course Christmas dinner.
Bait al Bahr - RO 25++ for a seafood themed 4 course dinner and then cocktails at the BAB lounge.
Al Tanoor - RO 25++ (or RO 35++ for house drinks) for a special Christmas Buffet dinner
Samba - RO 18++ (or RO 28++ for house drinks) for a Christmas buffet dinner with focus on kids.

New Years Eve

Turtle Beach - The concept is that if you have dinner at one of the hotels outlets, you can come to this party on the beach to celebrate the new year, then head to one of the afterparties (BAB lounge,  the Long Bar or the Piano Lounge - RO 15 entry fee). 10pm-1am, then afterparty places run till 2am.

There are NYE dinner options available at most of the hotel's F&B outlets, but they are all for in-house guests only. I'm told that there will be a very limited number of tickets available for non-hotel guests to the Gala NYE dinner and these can be purchased by calling 2477 6565, pricing is RO 119.50 net (kids RO 59.780).

Sifawy Boutique Hotel

You can order a turkey for takeaway RO 60

Christmas Eve

Olivios Terrace - RO 25 (RO 35 with booze, kids RO 12.5) for Traditional buffet dinner - 7-11pm.

Christmas Day

Olivios Terrace - RO 25 (RO 35 with booze, kids RO 12.5) for Traditional buffet lunch with visit from Santa - 1-5pm.

New Years Eve

Lazy Lizard Garden - RO 60 including free bar, DJ all night and buffet dinner, 7pm-1am.
O'Malleys - RO 10 entry with free drink, 7pm - 3am

New Years Day

Olivios Terrace - RO 35 with booze, kids RO 17.5 for bubbly brunch - 1-5pm.

The Chedi

Park Inn Muscat

The Park Inn haven't shared their plans for NYE, and as for Christmas, they're offering a buffet dinner daily for RO 16++ per person every day in December (except the 31st). One small twist - minimum of 20 people must be in the booking.

Radisson Blu

Christmas Eve

RO 25 for Traditional buffet dinner (drinks extra at RO 10 pet person). Kids are RO 12.5.

Christmas Day

RO 25 (or RO 35 including selected drinks, Kids RO 12.5) for a Santa Clause Christmas brunch (and Santa visit) 1pm - 5pm.

New Years Eve

RO 45 including drinks for a Glamour gala dinner at the Lazy Lizard garden.
RO 10 entry to O'Malleys Irish pub with complimentary drink.

New Years Day

RO 35 with booze for a bubbly brunch (kids RO 17.5).

Hormuz Grand Hotel

Christmas Eve / Day

RO 25 with glass of mulled wine or bubbly, or RO 30 with unlimited bubbly. 4 course turkey dinner for either lunch (at noon) or dinner (at 7pm). Kids half price (RO 12.5).

New Years Eve

Luxurious 6 course meal at Qureshi with after party in The Vault afterwards. RO 50 with free flowing bar (I think).

Millenium Resort, Mussanah

Christmas Eve

RO 30 for Traditional buffet dinner (alcoholic drinks extra but complimentary glass of bubbles) including soft drinks.
RO 134 for 2 including a room & breakfast and choice of either Christmas Eve or Day meal in Mydan.

Christmas Day

Mydan - RO 32 (RO 16 for kids 6-12) including selected drinks for a Christmas lunch with a glass of mulled wine and bubbly. Noon - 3:30pm
Pool side - RO 20 (RO 10 for kids 6-12) for Christmas roast mini brunch with one glass of wine complimentary (Soft drinks too).

New Years Eve

Gala at the Event plaza - RO 40 (RO 50 with booze or RO 170 with booze, a room with 5 comp drinks, breakfast and tickets for 2, RO 150 if you don't want booze) for a Glamour gala dinner (kids RO 20 6-12). 8pm-1am.

Rumba Lattina

Christmas Eve, Day & Boxing Day

RO 12.9++ for 3 course meal, two house beverages and live band and DJ.

New Years Eve

RO 35 (RO 30 if you book by 15th December) for unlimited drinks until midnight, 4 course dinner and midnight toast
RO 25 per couple (single ladies free) for unlimited drinks until midnight & midnight toast - this is the best deal for NYE in town so far!

mOre cafe

Christmas Day - Festive Brunch 11am - 4pm - Roast Turkey / Leg of lamb and all the trimmings - RO 9.5 (Kids under 12: RO 4.75)

National Hospitality Institute

Make your own mincepies and gingerbread cookies - 2 days a week throughout December, 9am-12pm, Call 2481 6363 or Whatsapp 9824 6267 for more details

Christmas at The Marina - Wednesday 16th December from 7:30pm - Marina Bandar al Rowdha - RO 26 paired with wines - call 2481 6363 for details and bookings.

Group Christmas Lunch - minimum table of 8, RO 6 per person, full Christmas lunch, every Wednesday and Thursday 12-3pm in December at NHI in Ruwi, call 2481 6363 for details.

Al Mouj Golf Club

The Countdown 2016 - NYE - RO 30 single / RO 50 couple - 2 complimentary drinks, complimentary finger food. DJ's all night from 7pm-3am. Call 9709 8681 or 9241 7948 for tickets.

Oman Dive Centre

Starting from 8pm until 3am. RO 15 per person, 4 DJ's, Daryion GT (Bahrain) Hannah B (UK) Harmallea (Oman and Phonetic Mood (Oman) providing the soundtrack to the evening. For tickets and inquiries you can call on 9614 5124 or 9919 7817 or check their facebook page. Food and drinks for purchase at usual ODC rates, or you can book a VIP table for 10 people at RO 650 and get 2 bottles of wine, a bottle of vodka, 10 beers, Arabic grills, salads and mixers for 10 and a special table set on the beach.

Muscat Hills

NYE - Raising the Heat - DJ Sax Ola Ras - a DJ who adds live saxophone to her mixes, along with the Electric Street Band and 2 other DJ's. General: RO 48 (All Inclusive) VIP (Limited Tickets) RO 90 (All Inclusive)
(Includes Entry to VIP Lounge, Cocktail Snacks, Exclusive Buffet Dinner, Live Food Stations, Unlimited Special Beverages, Private Buffet & Bar)

For More Information, Please call: 2451 4082, 9321 7462 or 9280 0656,,,

Al Nahda Resort & Spa


RO 15 - 2 drinks, RO 40 - 2 drinks & dinner, RO 65 - unlimited drinks and dinner. Runs from 7pm and has DJ Chris Fisher & DJ Dovie providing the aural entertainment. Call 800 73529 or 9458 2970 for details.

There are going to be more events at venues around town, but I've not learned the details yet. If you'd like your event included, then just email me!

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Christmas and NYE events roundup for 2015 Christmas and NYE events roundup for 2015 Reviewed by Sythe on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. Any word on the takeaway menus for the hotels for Christmas?


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