Ironically, for the expats who call this Irish boozer a home from home, Feeney’s has upped sticks again and is now at the Beach Bay Hotel. Muscat’s first Irish pub has all the charms of an Emerald Isle tavern: a warm welcome, cold Guinness, decent grub and live music. It gets packed at the weekend.
Nightlife in Muscat tends to refer more to a picnic under the streetlamps of the coast road or a few kebabs with friends at one of the ubiquitous coffee shops. That said, all the hotels have lively bars (with a licence for alcohol) and a few local dance venues are beginning to gather momentum. All are obliged to double as restaurants.
Most of Muscat's cultural activities are arranged on an ad hoc basis. To find out what's on, buy a copy of Oman Today or check the English daily newspapers, such as the Oman Observer (www.omanobserver.om).