Top 5 Ballrooms in Oman

Top 5 Ballrooms in Oman

Let’s say you have decided to take your next MICE project to Oman—GREAT.

Now when it comes to ballrooms, you’ll also have a full range of option in the Pearl of Arabia.

To help you decide which one would be best for your requirement, the Gulf Dunes team has put together a list of the top five inspring ballroom spaces (in no particular order) from across Oman.

NO. 1 | BARR AL JISSAH BALLROOM

Location: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa
Website: 
http://www.shangri-la.com/muscat/barraljissahresort/

Ballroom USPs:
• Features audio-visual equipment and lighting support
• Seating capacity: 700 guests banquet style; 850, including the pre-function area; 550, classroom style; and 850, theatre style.

About the hotel:

Nestled in between the dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and the pristine waters of the Sea of Oman, Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa is set on 124 acres of stunning scenery and home to three spectacular hotels.

Al Waha, “The Oasis”, is the perfect family destination.
Al Bandar, “The Town”, is at the heart of the resort and is ideal for leisure and business travellers.
Al Husn, “The Castle”, is the most exclusive retreat providing the highest level of luxurious and elegant hospitality for the most discerning traveller.

The resort is only 15 minutestoMuttrah Souk, the old city of Muscat, the Ruwi business district, and within easy access to many local shopping and cultural attractions. Muscat International Airport is just 45 minutes away.

NO. 2 | MAJAN BALLROOM

Location: Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton Hotel
Website: 
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/oman/al-bustan

Ballroom USPs:
• Located in a hotel with an elegant, classy environment boasting more than 44,000 square feet of function space
• The largest ballroom in the capital at 1,204 square metres
• Perfect for exclusive board meetings, high-profile product launches and corporate-wide celebrations
• Seating capacity: 720 guests, rounds of 10; 2,000, reception capacity; 300, conference style; 450, classroom style; 225, U-shaped setup; and 1,200 for theatre style.

About the hotel:
Tucked between the Al Hajar mountain range and the Sea of Oman, Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel — one of the premier five star hotels in Muscat — welcomes guests with customs steeped in ancient traditions and contemporary comfort. From luxury accommodations, guests can gaze upon inspiring sea or mountain views, relax on a pristine, private beach or dine in one of three celebrated restaurants — all of which will stir memories for a lifetime.

NO. 3 | AL AIN BALLROOM

Location: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
Website: 
http://jabal-akhdar.anantara.com/ 

Ballroom USPs:
• Refreshing vibe with stunning views of the mountain
• Seating Capacity: 150 guests for a theatre-style setup; 100, classroom style; 52, U-shaped setup; 120, banquet dinner; 95, cocktail reception with counter; and 120 guests in a cocktail reception without counter.

About the hotel:
Overlooking the rim of a great canyon, the Middle East’s highest luxury resort boasts world class leisure and business facilities. Luxurious accommodation includes Oman’s most prestigious Facilities.

Unique experiences and a tailored approach give every occasion a signature touch. An inspirational choice for corporate and team building retreats, meetings and events. Host productive conferences at our Oman business hotel in venues that are named after nearby farming villages – highlighting how authentic luxury is rooted in tradition. Overlooking the courtyard from above, breakout areas provide spaces to relax, mix and mingle.

NO. 4 | CRYSTAL BALLROOM

Location: Grand Millenium Muscat Hotel
Website: 
http://milleniumhotels.com

Ballroom USPs:
• Versatile function hall
• Equipped with high-end AV equipment
• Excellent ambiance brought about by its high ceilings and an abundance of natural daylight
• Aside from the main ballroom, it has seven meeting rooms varying in capacity and a purpose-built Majlis, a function room in a traditional Arabian setup
• Seating capacity: 350 guests can be accommodated in a banquet setup; 800, in theatre-style setup; and 1,250, reception style.

About the hotel:
Centrally located in the business, government, and diplomatic district, with direct access to Muscat Grand Mall, Grand Millennium Muscat Oman is a uniquely convenient option for city’s guests. Its 296 rooms and suites, and 32 spacious apartments all bear a stamp of the contemporary Arabian culture and are all luxuriously appointed with everything a guest may need. The hotel is also just 15 minutes away from the airport.

NO. 5 | OMAN BALLROOM

Location: Sheraton Oman Hotel
Website: 
http://www.sheratonoman.com/

Ballroom USPs:
• One of the largest in the country with an area of 1,200 square metres
• Features high-end AV equipment
• Seating capacity: 959 guests can be accommodated in a banquet setup; 733-890 guests, classroom setup; 1,385, theatre style; 1,248, reception; and 62-77 booths can be put up for trade shows.

About the hotel:
Built in 1985 and completely renovated in 2016, the Sheraton Oman Hotel is a landmark in the city of Muscat and has been a synonym for 5-star hospitality for over 3 decades. Located on top of Ruwi, the financial and business district of Muscat, the hotel is the tallest building in the city and has long been a part of the social fabric of the local community.

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