Holidays in Royal Opera House Muscat

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Muscat featuring heritage architecture, theatre scenes and night scenes

From ballet, jazz and opera to luxury shopping and ornamental gardens, you’ll find plenty to do at one of Oman’s premier cultural centers.

Some of the world’s biggest names in entertainment grace the stage of the Royal Opera House Muscat. Visit this magnificent venue to enjoy an evening of music or dance. Browse upscale retail outlets, dine on sumptuous cuisine and stroll through a formal garden. Commissioned by the Sultan of Oman, the Royal Opera House Muscat opened in 2011 and has since provided outstanding performing arts in Oman.

Purchase tickets for a show to get the complete opera house experience. Take a seat with up to 1,100 others in the audience, appreciate the auditorium’s excellent acoustics and personal technology devices and marvel at the opulent décor. Events run year round and range from well-known ballets and operas to family-friendly musicals, jazz concerts, orchestra recitals and traditional Omani dances. Previous performers include Andrea Bocelli, Michel Legrand, Gilberto Gil and Placido Domingo.

Go behind the scenes on a guided tour of the venue. With the assistance of a knowledgeable guide you’ll learn about its architectural style, artistic features, history and innovation. See how the auditorium can shift from concert to theater mode via the switch of buttons. A highlight of the tour is the exhibit of unusual musical instruments.

Look for free events, which might include outdoor concerts or education and outreach activities. Learn the Argentine tango or bring kids to interactive art and music appreciation classes.

The opera house complex includes the Opera Galleria, a shopping mall with cafés, restaurants and more than 50 cosmetic, fashion and jewelry stores. Indulge in afternoon tea at Richoux, a branch of an upscale café first established in London in 1909. The landscaped garden has colorful flower displays, perfectly groomed lawns and topiary hedges.

Find the venue in the affluent residential neighborhood Shati Al Qurum. On-site parking is available. Muscat International Airport is about a 20-minute drive west.

Tours of the Royal Opera House Muscat are offered on a daily basis and have a fee. Buy tickets at the box office or online. Opera Galleria is open daily. Visit the opera house’s official website for more information and an up-to-date schedule of events. Note that business dress is required for performances.

155 Cheap Hotels Near Royal Opera House Muscat

Beach Hotel
Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
2818 Shatti Al Qurrum, Muscat
The price is AU$89 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Located in Shati Al Qurum, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Royal Opera House Muscat and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Qurum Beach. Muscat Children’s Museum and Qurum ...
2.6/5 (60 reviews)
Disappointing stay but friendly staff
"Hotel is very old and the room condition is bad. Wifi is only accessible on the ground floor and not the room.Towel was torn and stained. Living Room aircon couldn't stay on and kept shutting off. Only saving grace is the friendly staff in the hotel and location is near the beach."

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

Beach Hotel
InterContinental Muscat, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Muscat, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Al Kharjiya Street, Al Shati Area, PO Box 398, Muscat
The price is AU$311 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Located in Shati Al Qurum, this beachfront hotel is in a shopping district, 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Royal Opera House Muscat and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Qurum Beach. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (40 reviews)
"in city center"

Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2021

InterContinental Muscat, an IHG Hotel
W Muscat
W Muscat
5 out of 5
Al Kharjiya Street, Shatti Al Qurum, PO Box 248, Bareeq Al Shatti, Muscat, Muscat
The price is AU$603 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Located in Shati Al Qurum, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Royal Opera House Muscat and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Qurum Beach. Qurum ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (56 reviews)
"Everything was good and nice specially its still like new."

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2021

W Muscat
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Top Royal Opera House Muscat Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Qurum Beach Hotel
Qurum Beach Hotel
2 out of 5
Al Qurum Heights, 126 Mascate, Qurum, Muscat
The price is AU$51 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Qurum Beach Hotel
InterContinental Muscat, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Muscat, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Al Kharjiya Street, Al Shati Area, PO Box 398, Muscat
The price is AU$311 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
InterContinental Muscat, an IHG Hotel
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W Muscat
5 out of 5
Al Kharjiya Street, Shatti Al Qurum, PO Box 248, Bareeq Al Shatti, Muscat, Muscat
The price is AU$603 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
W Muscat
Beach Hotel
Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
2818 Shatti Al Qurrum, Muscat
The price is AU$89 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Beach Hotel
Crowne Plaza Muscat, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Muscat, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
BLDG 1730, Qurum Street, Muscat
The price is AU$302 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Crowne Plaza Muscat, an IHG Hotel
Al Qurum Resort
Al Qurum Resort
3 out of 5
PC 112 Qurum Area, beside Jawahrat Al Shatti Complex, Muscat
Al Qurum Resort
Grand Hyatt Muscat
Grand Hyatt Muscat
5 out of 5
Shatti Al Qurm, Muscat
The price is AU$292 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
Grand Hyatt Muscat
Ramada by Wyndham Qurum Beach
Ramada by Wyndham Qurum Beach
4 out of 5
Al Sarooj St, Way No. 3009, Shatti Al Qurum, Muscat
Ramada by Wyndham Qurum Beach
Hilton Garden Inn Muscat Al Khuwair
Hilton Garden Inn Muscat Al Khuwair
4 out of 5
Dohat al Adab Street, Muscat
The price is AU$92 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
Hilton Garden Inn Muscat Al Khuwair
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