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Authentic Omani Home Dining provided by Zayr for Food Experiences

Authentic Omani Home Dining

Authentic Omani Home Dining
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About
“I felt like an outsider, up until that night. A night I will forever cherish…” - Zayr Experiencer. What does it take to experience the true culture of a country? to be surrounded by the intriguing traditional designs, smells of local food, laughter at weird jokes from another custom. Never have authentic local experiences been so real! Become a “Zayr” (a visitor) and access the rich Omani culture, humbling hospitality, and the most deliciously home-made food! Engage in wonderful conversations with your host and Indulge in the rich Omani traditions and customs. We at Zayr, provide these experiences using an ancient old technique; inviting guests over to share a meal with a local Omani host at his home. The meal consists of a starter, main course and dessert fully prepared and cooked by the host. Each hosting family has its unique experience, story, and culture! They have big hearts, that is why they have opened their homes to visitors. MEET.EAT.CONNECT.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English
What to expect
  • 1- The experience starts at 7 pm. We will pick you up from hotel to our chosen suitable family in Muscat (We offer pick up from any place in Al Amarat, Bawshar, Muttrah, AlSeeb) we have a network of families that are certified and ready to offer a great dining experience for visitors from all around the world.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 1- The experience starts at 7 pm. We will pick you up from hotel to our chosen suitable family in Muscat (We offer pick up from any place in Al Amarat, Bawshar, Muttrah, AlSeeb) we have a network of families that are certified and ready to offer a great dining experience for visitors from all around the world.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 114160P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Experienced guide
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick from any hotels in (Al Seeb, Bawshar, Muttrah, Al Amrat), otherwise we can meet at the starting point.
  • Muscat, Oman Our certified Omani families are located in different places in Muscat. Once the booking is confirmed, we will confirm the exact location of the experience.
  • Ports:
  • Sultan Qaboos Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Experienced guide
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick from any hotels in (Al Seeb, Bawshar, Muttrah, Al Amrat), otherwise we can meet at the starting point.
  • Muscat, Oman Our certified Omani families are located in different places in Muscat. Once the booking is confirmed, we will confirm the exact location of the experience.
  • Ports:
  • Sultan Qaboos Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Sean S
Orinda, CA6 contributions
A great cultural experience
Authentic Omani Home is a great way to experience true Omani culture up close. Everyone was so friendly and gracious and the food was outstanding! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to do something unique.
Written 9 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marc
1 contribution
Fantastic experience to eat and be at the home of Omani people
Mar 2020
We booked a diner at the house of Omani people and started with the local coffee and dates and introduced each other in their living room. We had nice dicsussions and talked with the whole family. Then the diner was served outside and we had tradionally food together. Really a nice and interesting to do as excursion instead of eating in a restaurant.
Written 9 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ron McKenna
1 contribution
Oh(man) what a night!
Mar 2020
A big SHUKRAN to Rahma and her family for a wonderful evening of family, food and fun! We had such a wonderful time. You and your family were such kind and gracious hosts. We will definitely be back!

Shukran,

Ron
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emmee H
Muscat, Oman3 contributions
Food Experience with An Omani Family
Mar 2020
We had the fortunate experience of having a wonderful dinner with an Omani family through Zayr.om last night! My family and I had a great time and completely enjoyed the hospitality of Rahman and her family. The hosts went above and beyond to make our evening special with an overview of Omani traditions, henna, food explanations, and much more. The food choice were extravagant and I can honestly say was one of the best meals I have had in Oman. Thank you Zayr for a great time!
Written 2 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brian - Sara T
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK26 contributions
An insight to Omani life
We were met at our hotel by Hamed and driven through Muscat to his home where we met his wife Wiaam.

Both are well travelled and we had a very interesting evening discussing Omani culture and daily life.

A delightful couple who went out of their way to make us welcome. They also stayed in touch during our trip around Oman and helped out with a couple of queries that we had along the way.

The food was excellent and we would thoroughly recommend signing up for this experience.
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brian, It was a pleasure having you guys over! Both Wiaam and I enjoyed your visit. All the best! Hamed
Written 23 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ValeriefromLA
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
Spectacular
Jan 2020 • Couples
Everything about this experience was fabulous. Mohammed picked us up and gave us interesting facts about Oman on the way to dinner. Our dinner hosts were warm and welcoming. Food was abundant and delicious! This is a must-do for Muscat visitors.
Written 26 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glad you guys enjoyed your visit with Khalsa! Thank you for the review :) -Hamed
Written 6 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marta
Oman4 contributions
Al JabalAlkhdhar with Dawood
Experience were so amazing, warm hospitality, unforgettable food experience.
Dawood and Mahmoud very nice hosts.
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Meberu, you are the first to try this one of a kind experience in Jabal Al akhdar! When we vetted Dawood we knew he would be a great hospitable host, but we didn't know he would be such a great hike guide! Glad you enjoyed your visit with him and his family! -Hamed
Written 6 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RPMPhilly
Philadelphia, PA154 contributions
True to its Word, an Authentic Omani Home Dining Experience
Jan 2020
My cousins, godson, and a family friend attended an evening last week with a wonderful Omani family through the founder, Hamed and Zayr Experiences. I am so incredibly grateful we found this opportunity. I know those who joined me feel the same. We could not say enough about the food and I tried at least a little bit of everything that they had on the table and I loved it all. We were so completely full at the end of the meal, but in a good way. While our American family is a wide mix of folks who grew up and lived in Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, and Guatemala, all of us felt the fragrances and tastes of each course (and there were about 15!) were unique, complex, and flavorful.

I should point out that our host family was incredibly gracious, very friendly, and engaging, and we were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived at their door until they walked us out to our car. In short, I would do this again and contact Hamed the next time we head to Muscat, Oman. An evening like this is a ribbon-winner.
Written 13 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ZayrExperiences
We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with Khalsa. I personally had a great time as well! I was glad to have been able to attend this experience with you and to meet you. Khalsa is one of our best Hosts! Hope to see you again! - Hamed
Written 14 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ruby p
6 contributions
Amazing Experience
We were lucky enough to be able to participate in this experience. From the moment we entered the house, to the moment we left we were treated like honoured guests. The family was so friendly and hospitable and the food was delicious! They were kind enough to have cooked many different dishes, starters and mains- there was something for everyone.

I would highly recommend this experience- it is unique, and you really feel like you have had a good insight into Omani culture.

Only negative might be the price- it is slightly high as the Omani currency is so strong.... however I would say it is worth it
Written 13 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ruby, thank you for your amazing review! Indeed with these responsible tourims offerings the prices tend to be high due to their high costs. But as you said, its a dive in the raw culture, an experience worth having. We are glad you enjoyed your visit! -Hamed
Written 6 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LaureenLund
Gig Harbor, Washington84 contributions
You must do this in Oman
Nov 2019
I am so glad we did this. It was the best thing we did on our visit to Oman. It wasn't about the food (although it was delicious and interesting), it was about meeting a wonderful local family who welcomed us graciously into their home. We talked and shared about our cultures and our countries and it was a remarkable experience. I highly recommend it. added bonus was a tour our driver Hammad gave us after on our way back to our hotel. Worth every penny. Wish I had time to do a cooking class too.
Written 8 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Laureen, we are very humbled by your review. We are very happy our goal of gathering people from different culture and backgrounds is being realized. Bringing the world closer together one visit at a time! :) Thank you,, -Hamed
Written 6 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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