The palace complex incorporates a multitude of functional areas including head of state accommodation and leisure facilities, banquet hall, dining rooms, an auditorium and a conference centre, all of which cover a floor area of 32,000 square metres. Other buildings in the compound include a service wing and guard barracks. Although the palace is known as the office of Sultan Qaboos, ruler of Oman, it is mainly used for ceremonial occasions such as greeting and entertaining state visitors. The Sultan lives in Salalah.
Those heading to the region and looking for luxurious accommodation in a coastal setting can stay at Millennium Resort Mussanah. The resort’s location on a bay on the Gulf of Oman defines its ambience and activities. A private 54 berth marina is one of its dominant features and this Muscat hotel is geared to welcome leisure seekers addicted to sun, sea and water sports! With contemporary and spacious rooms and fully equipped serviced apartments at hand, the property is able to accommodate both long and short stay guests. The many facilities and amenities of this Oman Muscat hotel includes restaurants serving a delectable range of Mediterranean, Moroccan and fusion cuisine, relaxing outdoor areas for beverages and snacks, modern wellness and leisure facilities, state of the art business and conference facilities and easy access to many of the sites and activities in Muscat.