Halal Hotels Oman
Oman is a Muslim country, but around 13% of the population is Hindu. Three-quarters of Muslims are Ibadi – a school of Islam that prevails in Oman, often seen as a tolerant sect of Islam. The remaining quarter is Sunni – the largest denomination of Islam and the traditionalist branch.
By Crescent Rating, Oman is 7th rated among most Muslim-friendly countries.
How many mosques are there in Oman?
Like other tourists, Muslim travelers coming from Islamic countries have particular requirements when they choose the destination for their vacation. Among these requirements, Muslims are concerned about the availability of halal compliant foods (no pork or alcohol in food) and a clean place to pray.
Many international hotels in Oman do serve halal food that is slaughtered in accordance with the teachings of Islamic Sharia and is free of any substances forbidden by Islam such as pork and alcohol.
Other Islamic countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Oman and Brunei continue to be popular with Muslim tourists. Among non-OIC countries, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, Japan and Taiwan remain the top five respectively, but show improved scores on the index.
Where to Find Halal Food in Oman?
Best Day Tours in Oman for Muslim Travelers
Muscat, Oman’s port capital, sits on the Gulf of Oman surrounded by mountains and desert. With history dating back to antiquity, it mixes high-rises and upscale shopping malls with clifftop landmarks such as the 16th-century Portuguese forts, Al Jalali and Mirani, looming over Muscat Harbor. Its modern, marble-clad Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, with 50m dome and prodigious Persian carpet, can accommodate 20,000 people.
- Muscat City Tour -Half-Day- Mystic Muscat : Kids friendly
- Wadi Shab full day tour (Muscat tours) : Cultural & Themes tours
- Salalah East and West Tour
- Wadi Shab full day tour (Muscat tours) : outdoor activities
- Wahiba Sands&Wadi Bani Khalid desert Safari(Muscat tours) :Wedding & Honeymoon
1. Six Senses Zighy Bay 5* – Halal Hotels Oman
Set between the mountains and a 1.6-kilometre private beach on Zighy Bay, this village-style resort offers luxury villas with private pools and Six Senses Spa, a comprehensive spa and wellness center including Moroccan hammams.
Modern gourmet cuisine is served at Sense on the Edge, located 293 m above the sea level, and presenting panoramic views over the Gulf of Oman. Zighy bar offers a relax ambiance for chill out or to enjoy the selection of tapas while wine cellar offer guests a wide range of wine selections.
Six Senses Zighy Bay features extra large villas in traditional Omani style, complemented by flat-screen TVs, home theatre systems and poolside dining areas. Some villas have a wine cellar, and private massage rooms.
Set between the Gulf of Oman and the Hajar Mountains, this luxe beach resort is 20 km from the E99.
Refined villas have free Wi-Fi and terracotta tubs, as well as espresso makers and wine cellars. They also offer beach access, or patios and private pools. A choice estate with 3 buildings offers a private beach, a gym and a yoga room.
Amenities include freshwater and saltwater pools, both with poolside dining, plus a private beach, a tennis court, and a spa with 2 hammams, a gym and yoga classes.
There are 3 bars and 3 restaurants, including a mountaintop fine-dining restaurant. There are also activities including microlight flights and diving.
The eighteen acres self-contained Zighy Bay is set on a 1 mile (1.6 Kilometers) stretch of sandy beach fringed with rugged dramatic mountains and sea at the northern peninsula of Musandam.
It features some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Zighy Bay, temperate climate both summer and winter including an award-winning Six Senses Spa and Wellness Centre spanned over more than 20,450 square feet (1,900 square meters).
There is so much to point out about this place; it is calm and peaceful; the service is impeccable with really attentive and helpful staff; the management team take time to familiarise themselves with your needs and are always available.
One of our sons has a particular need and can be loud. They were absolutely great at accommodating him. As a practising Muslim family we asked for a villa not overlooked by any villa’s next door and they made sure to that. Oh and each family is allocated a GEM – guest experience manager who arranges activities and anything else you might need during your stay. Our GEM was wonderful.
This hotel lived up to our expectations, our beautiful 2 bedroom villa, the attentive and very friendly butler service, enormous fresh water swimming pool and a fabulous beach & mountain setting. The Spa was one of the best I have experienced – the ice room is so cool and dinner some 300 metres up at The Edge restaurant (open fri & sat eve.) at sunset was unforgettable. However, non-muslim guests may wish to think carefully about visiting during Ramadan.
There were very few activities on offer, no alcohol permitted anywhere outside your own villa and only one restaurant open providing breakfast, lunch, dinner with soft drinks only and all behind closed & shuttered windows.
Villas on the beachfront – we upgraded to one and this was the best move we could have made – it really did make our stay perfect.
Going to sleep listening to the ocean and waking to the sunrise was amazing, as was having our infinity pool looking straight into the ocean. I would strongly recommend this upgrade – at $200 on the daily room rate it is not cheap but WELL worth it.
Anywhere in the resort is 2 minutes walk from the beach, but I think we would not have written such a positive review without having the beachfront villa.
The food – we enjoyed the arabic cooking course, and the in villa dining on several nights – this service was good as you could choose to have course by course delivery or receive it all in one go for minimal disruptions. You do need to book for the Deli and for Dining on the Sand, where the food at dinner was excellent.
Breakfast was very good especially the a la carte options which are included if you are on a B&B rate. Service in the Deli was a little slow at dinner, but since no-one is in a hurry in paradise, it didn’t bother us.
The location – Zighy is amazing – the beach and bay are set at the foot of rising hills that are so spectacular and dramatic. – We arrived by boat and left by 4 wheel drive – both were outstanding ways to travel.
Bicycles for each villa. We really liked having them and cycling around the resort made for a fun way of getting around.
How much does a room costs at Six Senses Zighy Bay?
Prices start 1141$/night for Pool Villa. The Duplex Two-Bedroom Pool Villa is 1970$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Featuring 2 bedrooms and the second one connected to the living room and balcony, an in/outdoor showers, private wine cellar, coffee/tea maker and private infinity-edge pool.
Where to book online – Six Senses Zighy Bay- Halal Hotels Oman – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Oman during Salalah Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Oman on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara 5* – Halal Hotels Oman
Occupying a beachfront location, this oasis is the first luxury villa resort in Salalah situated along the south coast of Dhofar. Walkways are surrounded by towering palms, magnificent trees, tropical gardens and lush water features, creating tranquil journeys to new discoveries. It offers an infinity pool and a private beach.
All rooms include a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain units feature a seating area where you can relax. Enjoy a cup of coffee while looking out at the sea or pool. Every room includes a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.
Culinary experiences immerse you in the Middle East’s exquisite tastes, and take curious diners on scintillating journeys. Sip refreshments and savour marinated barbeque dishes at the Mediterranean beach bar.
Gourmet world flavours are yours to enjoy all day. For dinner, let us tempt you with Asian specialties from countries that border the Mekong River.
In a landscaped property between an Arabian Sea beach and the Khawr Al Baleed lagoon, this polished resort is 2 km from the Al Baleed Archaeological Park and 18 km from Salalah International Airport.
Plush, airy rooms with furnished terraces have rainfall showers, and offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minibars and Nespresso machines; some have sea views. Luxe 1- to 3-bedroom villas add living areas and/or private pools; room service is available.
Breakfast is complimentary. Amenities include 3 restaurants, a private beach and an outdoor infinity pool, plus a spa, a gym, and tennis courts. Cooking and bartending classes are available.
Opulently designed to reflect the iconic Middle Eastern fortresses, the resort embodies striking Arabian-inspired features combined with towering palms and the scenic beach. The resort is within reach of abundance of natural wonders and cultural gems whilst also located close to the airport and all sightseeing highlights.
The luxury accommodation offer a mix of 136 keys including 30 standard rooms, 10 deluxe rooms, 8 villas and 88 private pool villas. Each accommodation type will feature an amazing view of the lush garden, lagoon and the pristine beach.
Guestrooms are equipped with interactive LED TV and media hub, coffee and tea making facilities, separate bathtub and rain shower, walk-in dressing room, internet access, 24-hour room service and in-room safe.
The villas feature living quarters, each generously spaced out to ensure maximum privacy and seclusion.
Loved this resort. Booked a great villa overlooking lagoon – try to be nearer beach end so you hear sounds of the waves. Not sure we would have liked the central villas which don’t have any views or much sun.Gorgeous beach – some waves but fine for swimming and good breezes. Very comfortable sun loungers.
Lots of food choice and mostly good. Not a lot to do in Salalah for more than a day but ideal for a beach holiday and Feb temperatures perfect. Glad they are doing a lot to reduce plastic use.
Beautiful and vast grounds with lots of plants and nice architecture. You see gardeners and maintenance workers and it is obvious that it is not because there is an immediate need. It is to keep the hotel in an excellent condition hence it is never loud.
The hotel never felt busy/crowded, this is the perfect getaway for relaxing and for a 1001 nights like experience. The design is both modern and traditional which makes it special. It is authentic and you know that you are in a middle eastern country.
Premier sea view room: The size and setup is generous. The marble bath is beautiful with lots of amenities, always clean and both private and open if you flip the shades of the floor to ceiling windows.
Attention to detail everywhere, e.g. you can dim the lights in the bathroom in case you wake up in the night and don’t want full light. Plenty of USB and power sockets and lots of storage space for your stuff.
Lagoon View villa: What a luxury to have so much space in 3 rooms plus a beautiful garden and your lagoon-front area with your own sun loungers. The uplift is small for the additional comfort you receive.
The beach is wide, the sand white and like powder. The sun loungers are comfy, plenty and there is lots of distance between them. There is a nearby station where you can find someone to assist you with drinks and towels.
We enjoyed the food in all restaurants. We had a good rate which included half board.
Most evenings we had the choice between a la carte and buffet, we preferred the a la carte. Prices are reasonable and comparable to Muscat’s five star hotels and in the range of a restaurant in an european city.
You do get an excellent level of service and comfort for this price point. Thumbs up to Anantara, i would certainly give them a special consideration if they have a property in a place i visit.
How much does a room costs at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara?
Prices start 535$/night for Deluxe Garden View Room. The One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa is 1318$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Offering relaxing exclusivity, this luxury villa features a king size bedroom and separate lounge which leads onto the outdoor terrace with private temperature-controlled pool and beach access.
Where to book online – Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara- Halal Hotels Oman – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Oman during Salalah Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Oman on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Alila Jabal Akhdar 5* – Muslim Friendly Hotels Oman
Perched 2,000 m above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar is an ultra-luxurious resort with views of the Al Hajar Mountains. It offers free WiFi along with outdoor and indoor pools, a gym and business facilities.
Featuring luxury villas with private pools, suites with balconies and views of the Al Hajar Mountains, the air-conditioned accommodations will provide you with a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar, tea/coffee facilities and a balcony or terrace. Bathrooms come with a separate bath and shower, luxurious Spa Alila amenities and plush bathrobes. All rooms have a panoramic mountain view.
Alila Jabal Akhdar offers several dining venues including the Juniper Restaurant and the Rose Lounge. Other facilities available include a library, multiple event venues, spa and wellness center and Spa Alila boutique.
Nestled in the Al Hajar Mountains, this upscale hotel with traditional stone-faced design lies 1 km from both Jabal Akhdar Masjid temple and Diana’s Point, a scenic area atop Jabal Akhdar.
Luxe rooms, suites and villas include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. All have terraces with mountain views. Suites add marble bathtubs, furnished balconies and/or loft bedrooms. The villa features a steam room, a whirlpool and a private pool, plus butler service. Room service is available.
Amenities include a posh restaurant overlooking the mountains, plus indoor and outdoor pools and a luxurious 7-room spa.
Highly recommended place if beach is not mandatory and the luxury rates affordable!!
Large property, all rooms lined up with breath taking views to the cliff and gorge.
They have range of accommodation options, we chose a basic (but luxurious) mountain view suite.
The interior design was exceptional with a mix of rustic and contemporary designs and fine detailing of every single items.
Room was spacious, comfortable and luxurious, including a dressing space and large balcony overlooking the pool and the mountains – this is an incredible view.
Toilet, bath and wash area are separated; and bath is royal.
There is a small entrance lobby protecting the inside view from door step.
The room amenities including bed, pillow, toiletries, slipper etc. were excellent. We loved the fruit basket and chocolate spread; 4 (or 6) water bottles were kept.
The reception lobby, lounges, library room, restaurants, corridors, pool area etc all are well decorated with museum grade elements.
The outdoor infinity swimming pool is beautiful with its layout, water quality, surrounds and views. The flooring seemed to be done with rock tiles, and glittering.
Food was good, we took ‘in room dining’ for dinner and breakfast at the restaurant.
How much does a room costs at Alila Jabal Akhdar?
This double room has air conditioning.
Where to book online – Alila Jabal Akhdar- Muslim Friendly Hotels Oman – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Oman during Salalah Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Oman on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.