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Floodlit tennis in Muscat
PLAY: Beat the heat during the day, and enjoy a game of tennis in the cool evening breeze. The Chedi Muscat has two floodlit tennis courts where you can practice your serve long after the sun goes down. Fluffy towels and water coolers are on standby, as are chic chairs for your fans. And if you’ve forgotten your kit, don’t panic, the gym has a racquet or two you can borrow.
STAY: At The Chedi Muscat (ghmhotels.com) that overlooks the Gulf of Oman. Set within 21 acres of landscaped gardens that comes complete with its own private beach, the Chedi gives you every chance to get away from it all. Ask for a Chedi Club Suite, which not only comes with a sunken bath, its own terrace, but access to The Club Lounge. Ease those muscles the following morning with a stretch in the resort’s state-of-the-art gym or in one of the hotel’s three pools. If you want to work out, choose the Long Pool, which is over 103m or if you just want to kick back and relax choose the shaded Chedi pool.
EAT: The award-winning Restaurant is a must-visit. With three open kitchens that serve up such mouthwatering meals at Keralan fish dishes and Green Thai Curry, what’s not to like?
BOOK: The Chedi’s summer offer for GCC residents is 105OMR (Dhs1,000) prpn. Fly Dubai (flydubai.com) flies direct to Muscat for around Dhs600 per person.