The Oman Desert Marathon are delighted to announce Sundus Rotana, a new contemporary upscale business hotel in Muscat, Oman as a proud sponsor, offering special rates to marathon runners.

Returning for its 5th year from 17-25th November 2017, the Oman Desert Marathon is known as probably the most uncompromising and merciless footrace on the planet, covering 165km over six days, and requires each runner to be completely self-sufficient. Rising in popularity year on year, the Oman Desert Marathon attracts over 150 runners from 16 different countries to take part in a unique adventure in the breathtaking terrain of the Oman Desert. With its vast expanse of awe-inspiring beauty and set against magnificent backdrop of golden sand dunes, the marathon offers runners a physical, emotional and spiritual experience of a lifetime.

As the official hotel for the Oman Desert Marathon runners, Sundus Rotana hotel will provide an unbeatable offer of 30% off their best available rate for the marathon runners visiting Muscat before or after the race.

Located minutes away from the Muscat International Airport and the new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Sundus Rotana is ideal for travelers visiting the Sultanate’s busy capital. All 215 rooms and suites are designed to maximize guest comfort with many options available to suit individual needs, from Classic Rooms with mountain views to versatile suites. The Club Rotana rooms offer discerning guests several added benefits, from personalized services to executive lounge access.

Sundus Rotana is also home to three unique dining experiences to Muscat. From Ginger, their all-day dining restaurant, offering an irresistible range of international delicacies, to Teatro, serving sophisticated fusion cuisine, and the Lobby Lounge, serving tea, coffee and snacks, there’s an option to suit every occasion. Marathon runners will also have access to the Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club in order to prepare for the challenging desert marathon or unwind afterwards. Featuring a modern gym, swimming pool and steam rooms, guests will leave this fitness facility feeling rejuvenated.

Said Mohammed Alhajri, Founder of Oman Desert Marathon said: “The Sundus Rotana offers outstanding facilities for our marathon runners in the heart of the city, where they can prepare beforehand and relax afterwards. We are thrilled to have them as an official sponsor and look forward to welcoming the runners to Sundus Rotana, Muscat.”

“The whole team at Sundus Rotana is thrilled to partner with Oman Desert Marathon during this ultra-endurance event. We truly appreciate the fantastic opportunity of having the runners stay in our stylish hotel, and we are pleased to join them in promoting sports activities, a healthy lifestyle and teamwork in Oman”, said Mark McCarthy, the General Manager at Sundus Rotana.

Register now at and don’t miss your chance to experience the ultimate desert race on earth.


Sundus Rotana Location:

Sundus Rotana is centrally located on Al Maardih Street in Muscat’s thriving Al-Seeb district, close to the Sultan Qaboos Highway and just 10 minutes from Muscat International Airport. The hotel is easily accessible by road. For guests using a GPS Navigation System, Sundus Rotana’s coordinates are: Latitude: 23.585220220/Longitude: 58.300606459


Source: Plus 1 Communications