Daily Archives: February 3, 2013

Marina Bandar Al Rowdha, Muscat

sidab street

Marina Bandar Al Rowdha is located on Sidab Street (in Sidab) between the Al Bustan Palace and the Sultan’s Palace.  If you have been to Oman and are into watersports, boating or scuba-diving, there’s a good chance you’ve been to Marina Bandar Al Rowdha.  It’s a beautiful, postcard-like location to check out if you’re ever in Muscat.Marina in late afternoon

This photo was taken from the lookout spot that you can park at just above the marina.  That building you see in the foreground is the Marine Science and Fisheries Centre which is an aquacultural museum and research centre. Well worth a visit!at the entrance

another scenic shot

the beautiful marina

sky and marina from boat

birds at marina

UK Ambassadors residence

The (UK) Ambassador’s Residence, built in 1993-95, is in a striking location overlooking the sea and backed by the mountains of the Bustan area.” A striking location indeed!cat island with bird on ear

Cat Island which is located right in front of the marina. I’ve blogged about this island before but I wanted to get a picture of this bird on the “right ear” of “the Cat”.  I’ve seen a bird on that ear on my last 3 trips to the marina.marina sign

boats at marina

more boats

blue marlin restaurant indoors

The  jewel in the Marina crown is a fine dining restaurant, the Blue Marlin. Here a variety of international style cuisine is offered in an exquisitely lively ambience.  Whether grabbing lunch, including some amazing seafood while chilling by the pool, or enjoying candle lit dinner with friends and family the same standards of culinary excellence, service and personal attention pervade every aspect of Blue Marlin experience.  Enjoy your meal indoors where the ambience is warm and cozy or take in the picturesque views of the Marina from the pool side.” (from the Blue Marlin webpage)marina poolside at night

You can see the pool on the lefthand side.  We have a friend who comes here often with her son as it’s a great place to swim and unlike many of the fancy hotels with astronomical charges for use of their pool, the pool at the marina is free provided you buy something from the restaurant.night shot

night scenic photo of marina

marina night miniature function pic

For more information on the Marina, here is the official website.