For those of us not willing to pay hundreds and hundreds of rials to take off to exotic vacations during shorter holidays like Eid, there are usually plenty of local deals worth looking at. Here are 3 that our family thinks are great offers (in order from “alright” to the best):
1) Duqm Floating Hotel Veronica: “Autumn Eid”
This offer, I must warn, is listed in price PER PERSON and not per room! If you go to their website, you’ll find that the regular rates are 180 OR for luxury room, 120 for deluxe and 70 for standard (for 1 person only). I find these prices astronomical but they can charge these rates as they are the only really fine hotel in that isolated region. Because these rates are per person, the Eid rates are really best for those travelling as a couple. (They are charging us an additional 10 rials plus 17% tax for our 2.5 year old son, if you can believe it!) The reason I’ve listed this one as a great option is that Duqm is an area that few bother to travel to when in Oman. We look forward to exploring this new area! We also love the idea of staying on Oman’s first floating hotel! :-)
2) Millenium Resort: Stay 3 Pay 2 Eid Offer
Staying 3 days at the Millennium Resort in Mussanah (a little over an hour north of Muscat) is a fantastic family option and definitely something we’d do if we hadn’t been there before. The rates start at 69 OR and include breakfast, taxes and internet in the room. That’s only 138 rials for 3 nights! I can’t recommend this deal enough. Click here to see how much we enjoyed our stay there this summer.
3) Golden Tulip Seeb: “Eid Al Adha Family Holiday Getaway“ (Not “Gate Away”, haha!)
I think this is the best deal of them all. For only 55 rials (that PER ROOM, NOT per person!!!) you get a night’s stay with breakfast, dinner, use of pool and healthclub and complimentary wifi. Most importantly, they don’t try ripping you off simply because you happen to have a couple of kids! If you want to add another adult to the room, they only charge another 20 rials for the extra bed and that additional person also gets the breakfast/dinner as part of the deal.
Know of any other great Eid Al Adha deals here in the Sultanate?! If you do, please share them with us all!
Update (Sun Oct 21st): A 4th offer to mention is at Sifah Boutique Hotel:
“From October 26 to 29, a special two-day package will be on offer at the Sifawy Boutique Hotel for RO80 per night inclusive of a sumptuous breakfast.” (Taken from this Muscat Daily article. Click for more info.) We really enjoyed our stay at Sifawy Hotel last Nov!