Qurum (or Qurm) is one of the top three favourite places to live in Muscat for expats. The other two being Madinat Sultan Qaboos and Madinat Al Alam.
It is one of the largest neighbourhoods in terms of area size, extending from the border of Madinat Sultan Qaboos to the Crowne Plaza Hotel and all the way to PDO Heights.
The area around the Crowne Plaza is known as Qurm Heights, and yes this is because it is at an elevated level. Here you will find great views of the ocean and many beach front or even cliff top homes. Sadly they are not normally available for rent as many Omani home owners prefer to live here too.
Qurm is quite diverse in terms of the ‘best’ place to live. The most preferred areas of residence are Qurm Heights, Rabiyat Al Qurm, Qurm 29 or Qurm 16.
Rabiyat Al Qurum is known for it’s prestigious gated community with every facility imaginable. Pool, club house, tennis courts. games room, sauna. fitness centre. It is also known for the private estate of Rabiyah. This is also a popular neighbourhood for expats at reasonable rental prices.
The Muscat Expressway actually begins at the Commercial centre of Qurm which makes this area great for easy access to virtually anywhere, including schools, airport and far away offices.
It has a thriving shopping area and was the location for the very first shopping mall in Oman – Sabco Centre.
Now we have Qurm City Centre Mall which overshadows everything else in terms of size and choice of outlets here.
The Qurm Natural Park is a favourite place to visit for young and old alike, it is a 100 acre park with a zoo, amusement rides, fairground, and a horse riding school. The horse riding school has more than 42 horses and ponies for learning to ride or improve your riding ability.
Qurm also has many good restaurants including Left Bank – a must go to place for the young and chic.
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