The Oman Air First Class Lounge is Oman Air’s dedicated section of its flagship lounge facility for First Class passengers. The Business Class lounge is adjacent to the First Class, and it is a larger space for business class passengers.
I tried the lounge on a roughly three-hour overnight layover between my Bangkok to Frankfurt flight on Oman Air. I must say I really enjoyed this experience, especially the privacy and personalized attention. While visiting the Lounge, I truly felt like a V.I.P. or a member of a Royal Family.
Oman Air First Class Lounge Location & Entry
After disembarking from my short Oman Air First Class flight from Bangkok, I went through the transit security checkpoint without going through Omani immigration. I took the elevator up to Level 5 of Muscat Airport, in the middle of the Airport Terminal.
All lounges are located on this level; however, the Majan lounge is an additional level up via escalators. The Oman Air Lounge entry is a single point, with the business-class Lounge on the left and the first-class lounge on the right.
This was one of the most architecturally detailed lounges I’d seen. Gold finishes throughout. Full of Omani and Middle Eastern design elements, with a design inspired by the mountains, desert, and Islamic Arabic Architecture embedded in the country.
The Majan lounge was similar in this regard, although it still felt commercial but very beautiful. In the Lounge lobby is an Oman aircraft scale model and a framed image of the Sultans of Oman.
Oman Air First Class Lounge Layout and Space
Overall, the lounge is accented with stylish wall decor and ambient lighting. There are two main sections of the first-class lounge, one internal with lower ceilings and many lounge seats, and another area with very tall ceilings, the main Bar and Restaurant Area, and a Living Room lounge area.
However, It was also completely empty! In all seriousness, only two other passengers visited during my time in this lounge.
I could not imagine a more private Lounge experience, and in trips since have yet to experience this anywhere else!
One important thing to remember is that no flight departure announcements are made – passengers are still expected to manage their own time and make their own way to their flight when ready.
There are many different facilities in the lounge. I didn’t get a chance to explore all of them, we’ll cover the Atrium, Restaurant & Bar, Nap and Shower Rooms, and parts of the Business Class Lounge.
- Private Family Room
- The Atrium Lounge
- Business Center
- Prayer Room
- Family Room
- Nap Room
- The Spa by Shangri-La
- Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa
Access to the Oman Air First Class Lounge comes with several perks. First Class passengers have access to both the first and business class lounges.
In addition to the features below, there’s one computer station, an iMac for getting work done, making printouts, and general internet access
Spa & Wellness Area
Located upstairs in yet another part of the Lounge. Unfortunately, it was closed during my visit, as it’s only accessible during daylight hours. When this is open, Oman Air first class passengers get a complimentary 15-minute treatment.
Two private nap rooms with enclosed doors are available to First Class passengers. They are named the “Muscat” and “Salalah.” The nap rooms offer Pyjamas and amenity kits like those onboard Oman Air First Class.
It also has blankets and some massage oils. It is comfortable in a private setting, like a miniature hotel room. I did note that they are tiny.
One weird thing about the rooms is that there are no power outlets inside, something not thoroughly thought out in the design phase. The lamp light can be turned off by pressing the floor button on the cord.
Wi-Fi was provided by code and voucher; It seems like everything at Oman Air is done this way.
Connecting was easy by plugging in the code. I did a one-hour Zoom call with a client in New York City while here (overnight in Muscat and during the day in New York).
I found the connection to be very stable and made communications easy. Aside from some light background music, the lounge was extremely quiet, making business calls reasonably easy.
Oman Air First Class Lounge Shower
I didn’t try it, but the Lounge does come with a single shower room. Once inside, I found that everything comes wrapped neatly and with perfect amenities.
The experience felt very classy and high-end.
The amenities come with gold flakes inside, including the soaps and shampoos. Another Middle Eastern quality to this Lounge, with Gold everywhere.
The shower rooms featured the following amenities:
- Shaving Kit
- Body Lotion
- Bath & Shower Gel
- Conditioning Shampoo
Oman Air First Class Lounge Food & Beverage
Undoubtedly the best part about the first class Lounge is the food. The Oman Air first class lounge offers a totally custom, dedicated dining experience. However, I was already full from my earlier flights which also had tons of food.
The staff – I already had three staff serving me as the single passenger that night trying anything – encouraged me to order as much food as I wanted.
I obliged and chose three meals, all I could fit in my stomach before my next flight.
I had heard that the Oman Air Lounge comes stocked with very rare drinks, including the Hennessy Paradis Cognac.
Unfortunately, this was not available during my visit; instead, I tried a regular Hennessy. The bartender also recommended a John Dewars whiskey for my second round, which I also obliged.
Oman Air Business Class Lounge
One thing to note is that first class passengers can also access the business class lounge. So I also got a guided tour of the Business Class lounge, and I was escorted through by one of the staff in the First Class Lounge.
Interestingly, some parts of the Lounge are better suited for lounging, such as the Business Class nap areas with flat beds with power outlets. Also, the business class dining area is really large, and had a number of people grabbing food from the Buffet. There’s also a Juice Bar available.
The business class lounge also has a dedicated bar but with not nearly the same selection of Alcohol.
One unique feature of the lounge is the dedicated cigar lounge room for smokers.
This is a private smoking room with individual seats; however, keep in mind that the lounge does not come with Cigars.
The Oman Air First Class Lounge is One of the most unique and incredible lounge experiences I’ve had. In my estimation, it is one of the world’s leading First Class lounges.
Sadly I did not feel like my layover was long enough to truly enjoy this lounge since I didn’t get a chance to try the Nap Room, Shower, and Spa experiences. The bar and dining facilities are excellent. I also missed the top-shelf liquor selection, which was slightly less than expected.
The sheer exclusivity of the Oman Air First Class cabin is truly unique and unrivaled. By design, there will never be too many guests visiting at any given time. As a result, I found the service swift, attentive, and friendly.
Without a shadow of a doubt, the Oman Air First Class Lounge experience is one of the hidden gems of luxury travel. The fact you can now unlock it with Aeroplan points by redeeming them for Oman Air First Class awards is an awesome bonus.
I definitely look forward to visiting once again in the Oman Air First Class Lounge on a future journey.
- Exclusivity – seriously felt like a King or Prince visiting this Lounge.
- Huge Space.
- Delicious food.
- Friendly staff.
- It was so quiet!
- I Wasn’t able to try the Spa & Wellness Area or the Barr Al Jisan Lounge & Spa.
- The silence is both good and bad – for once, I actually felt like a King and wondered what I was doing there.