Oman

Oman is a beautiful country filled with extensive desert dunes, elevated mountain ranges, tranquil beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxury travel accommodations. Its booming oil industry has contributed to a modern, developed economy – yet it has maintained ancient culture and heritage.

Highlights

  • Cruise along the coast of the Musandam Peninsula on a traditional Dhow; Oman’s Arabian, distinctive, wooden boat. Enjoy sights of jagged coastlines filled with various inlets and clear waters, which are home to dolphins and other marine life.

  • Visit Muscat, Oman’s bustling capital. Stroll along the harbor, see a show at the Royal Opera House, observe the early morning fish market, and bargain at Mutrah Souq; a traditional marketplace with clothing, spices, antiques, and more.

  • Explore the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which is the central mosque in the Sultanate of Oman. This beautiful Mosque welcomes non-Muslim visitors and displays detailed architecture, an extravagant chandelier, a library of over 20,000 books, and more.

  • Explore Muscat's Bait al-Zubair Museum to see a collection of ancient artifacts, weapons, and traditional attire.

  • Visit Sur, a serene, coastal city. Explore castles, ascend to the top of the lighthouse for gorgeous city views, walk through a web of streets filled with beautiful, old homes, and relax near the sea. Don’t forget to stop at the Dhow Yard to see the construction process of native dhows.

  • Travel to Wahiba Sands for a true desert experience. Take a private Camel Safari Tour before checking into your campsite, where you will witness a golden sunset over waves of dunes and a nighttime sky filled with incomparable sparkling stars.  

Good To Know

  • Visitors should dress conservatively 

  • Observe traditional customs during religious holidays 

  • The ideal time to visit is from October through April