A new boutique hotel has opened in Oman. The Sifawy is on the coast at at Jebel, less than an hour's drive from the capital, Muscat. Its backdrop is the Hajar mountain rang. The hotel has 55 rooms and suites, all with private balconies. It Marina Suites come with private butlers. Besides a large pool there is an ourdoor Jacuzzi and a fitness centre and a beachside restaurant, which serves locally caught seafood.