June 12, 2015

Review: Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat International Airport (MCT)

Trip to Sri Lanka & Oman and Flying On Etihad Airways A380 First Apartment Abu Dhabi-London

Top Attractions in Sri Lanka
Hilton Colombo Residences
Serendib Lounge, Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)
Araliya Lounge, Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)
Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Top Attractions in Oman
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton Hotel
Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat International Airport (MCT)
Qatar Airways First Class, Muscat-Doha
Qatar Airways First Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Qatar Airways First Class, Doha-Abu Dhabi
Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways Premium Lounge, Business Class Abu Dhabi T3 (AUH)
Etihad Airways Premium Lounge, First Class Abu Dhabi T3 (AUH)
Etihad Airways A380 First Apartment, Abu Dhabi-London
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London Heathrow Airport
Top Attractions in the United Kingdom
British Airways Galleries Lounge North, T5 London Heathrow (LHR)
British Airways Business Class, London-Stockholm



Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport

Location: After security, near gates 1-10
Access: Business class passengers on airlines like Qatar Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Swiss etc; paying guests starting from 11 Omani Rial for 3 hours
Opening hours: 24 hours

Lounge Access

List of airlines using the lounge

Reception

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport reception

Seating

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport seating

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport seating

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport seating

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport seating

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport magazines, newspapers TV screens

Business Center

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport business center

Smoking Room

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport smoking room

Nap Room

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport nap room

Dining

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport buffet

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport buffet

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport Omani coffee

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport bar

Shower Room

Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat Airport shower room

CONCLUSION

I visited this lounge last month before my flight from Muscat to Doha and just like the other Plaza Premium Lounges, the interior design was more or less the same. After clearing security, I went directly to the lounge and as I normally do, took pictures of the lounge entrance. I was then approached by a security staff and asked me why I was taking pictures. I told him that it was for my hobby where I take pictures of different lounge and apparently, there was nothing wrong with it so he just said its okay. I thought the food on the buffet was very good which for dinner included the following: lemon coriander soup, roast chicken with rosemary jus, chicken biryani, penne in tomato creme sauce with vegetables, vegetable manchurian, vegetable pizza and chili chicken dry. There were also 3 nap rooms but since it was not really a closed area, I am not sure if I would be able to get a good nap. The two shower rooms were okay but nothing special. There was also the business center with 3 computers and a printer although I thought the wifi connection was a bit slow. Unfortunately, there were no windows so if you want to have a view of the tarmac, you would need to go to the departure gates. Overall, a nice lounge to visit before your flight.