Bait Al Luban

Omani in Muscat

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You know you're somewhere unique when the complementary water is infused with frankincense. This delightful restaurant, housed in a renovated khan (guesthouse) that was built 140 years ago and which used to charge by the bed, not by the room, serves genuine Omani cuisine, homecooked by local ladies. Come just to savour the decor. Opposite Mutrah's Fish Market.

Bait Al Luban makes the perfect venue to sample the delights of iftar (the meal that breaks the evening fast during Ramadan).