This prominent city enjoys a splendid coastal location looking out into the Gulf of Oman, and is situated just under 100 miles southwest of the country's capital of Muscat. Being next to the sea, Sur has enjoyed a long history of being an important stop for sailors, and its thriving shipbuilding industry still remains intact today.
Most visitors covering Oman normally reserve one or two days for Sur. Despite its compact size, it still packs plenty of activities to keep you busy. Take a stroll around the more-or-less undeveloped town center to see the traditional whitewashed stone houses and sleepy local life, or head to the shorefront when the tide is out to see locals kicking a ball about or enjoying a picnic on the sand. Look out for the turtles here too, which often make an appearance at night to lay their eggs before slinking back off into the ocean.