Monday, August 13

Sultan qaboos sports complex

In the ghala district of Muscat, just in front of the Majan hotel, is the large Sultan Qaboos sports complex. This complex has many facilities : a giant football field, tennis fields, multi-sports gymnasium...


I've tried the swimming pool recently. There is a olympic size pool, a 25meters pool and a diving pool. Actually we were only 2 using the olympic pool ! It was a very different experience compared to the parisian overcrowded pools :)


This sport complex is not meant for tourist but more for local people. However you can access the facilities for very low prices. The membership for swimming pool is about 0,5 OMR a month ! However women are not allowed inside except at certain dedicated period of time in the morning...


18 comments:

  1. A question:do You bathe all the year around or in the winter months the water is too cold?Is a scuba diver suit needed?

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  2. in the winter months the water is perfect ! in the summer it is sometimes TOO hot to swim !

    you can swim with your short, no problem

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  3. hi we are living in muscat for two months. We went to the sultan qaboos centre but the gates were closed. Is it only open on certain days? What about now, i.e. 2009. Do you know? Many thanks,
    Neal

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  4. Great blog! I may be living in Oman in the near future. I am an avid cyclist and wonder if many people pursue this sport given the heat? Are there certain times of the day/night or months of the year where cycling is more prevalent?

    Thanks,
    From Canada

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  5. You may find difficult to cycle outdoor from march to october in muscat. But if you go in the mountains (not so far from the city), or alongside the sea the temperature are more bearable.

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  6. how can we get from the Marjan hotel to the SQ sports complex?

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  7. why can't women swim? that is insane....

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  8. Hi,

    I am a swimmer and would like to continue training whilst being posted in Oman. Thanks to your blog, I can sleep soundly knowing there might be a possible place for me to do so.

    I have a question about the pool if you happen to know. What are the opening hours? I tried to look for contact numbers for the complex in the web but none.

    Thanks

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  10. is there a spacial place for women to swim in the complex ????

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  11. I don't know, I haven't seen any

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  12. ok then a special day for women ???

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  13. I´m also a cyclist...any tips? any clubs? organizations?

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  14. Hi, Im moving to Muscat for some months. Can anybody recommend me aparthotels to stay? I have been checking on the internet, and standards seem to be not so european. I like Muscat Oasis Apartments, Midan Hotel Suites, The TreasureBox Hotel.
    By the way, which gym do you recommend me? Full equipped.
    thanks!!!

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  15. does anyone know what time the sultan qaboos stadium opens/closes on a daily basis. Any info regarding th e tennis there would be great.

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  16. interesting post

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  17. Lucky you i just saw some pictures of the place, but I didn't go, yet.

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  18. As its 11/11/11 and its Oman's national soccer team playing against Australia I think they we should all go to the stadium and watch them score 11 goals - I hope

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