Infinite rolls of gleaming golden desert. Powder white beaches stretching to the horizon. Glittering waves of cerulean sea. Jaw-dropping, mind-blowingly beautiful buildings in every direction. This must be Oman.
This stunning Middle Eastern Sultanate is ideal for outdoor explorers as it is home to many picturesque landscape features from desert and azure waters to mountains and tropical gardens, all of which are wonderfully unspoilt. You can take in every inch of it by hiking, cycling or roaming the dunes on camels. Thrill seekers can have a go at scaling the Hajjar mountains or try an off-roading experience among the desert sands. Either way, you're sure of a luxury holiday here in Oman.
Yet Oman’s peace fully, slow-paced life attracts the relaxed holidaymaker as well as the active one with leisurely activities like sun bathing, scenic walks along the coast or a slow-paced game of golf on one of the many first class courses that Oman has to offer.
Animal lovers, too, will be more than content with what this fascinating area offers in its natural attractions. The Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, for example, provides activities such as evening tours to watch the peaceful turtles make their way along the beach. In other areas of Oman there are opportunities to gaze in quiet wonder at the wildlife of the fruit plantations such as the oryx or gazelles.
A harmonious blend of old and new, the capital city of Muscat delights with its lively atmosphere and colourful streets where you can visit mosques, markets, music venues and so much more. Part of its aesthetic attraction is due to Oman’s ancient connections in sea-trade, which has ensured that this beautiful city has influences from around the world, creating a stunningly multicultural setting. The vibrancy and intricacy of this capital makes Oman the gem of the Arabian Peninsula and the perfect oasis of culture, friendliness and relaxation.
While you are here, why not spend a night, a week or a month in one of the magnificent hotels on offer? Attracting well-known chains such as Shangri-La and The Grand Hyatt, every kind of accommodation is available for your choosing here in Oman – think luxury, five star amenities and first rate rooms.
WINGED BOOTS WISDOM
Discover the underbelly of Oman with a thrilling journey into one of its many underground worlds of caves, passages and labyrinths. With incredible natural structures such as the second largest underground chamber in the word, the Majlis Al Jinn (spirits’ meeting place) or the Al Hoota Cave both of which organise daily guided tours and exciting adventures. These aren’t the only caverns to explire however, as the area offers more than 10 caves and earthy playgrounds to discover. You’ll see a whole new side to Oman.
Good to know
- Currency: OMR
Flying time to destination:
7.5 hours from London
- After Dark Destination: Zouk Bar and Club
- In A Word: Fascinating
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 21°c||Feb: 22°c||Mar: 26°c|
|Apr: 30°c||May: 34°c||Jun: 35°c|
|Jul: 35°c||Aug: 32°c||Sep: 32°c|
|Oct: 30°c||Nov: 26°c||Dec: 23°c|
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