Oman is a welcoming Arab sultanate that is rich in heritage with a strong sense of identity, taking pride in all things ancient with an air of confidence as they step boldly into the future without losing the past. The Omani capital of Muscat is one of wonder, boasting private beaches with views to the Gulf of Oman and the Al Hajar mountains, a decadent culinary scene, a bustling city life and five-star hotels, includingThe Chediand Al Bustan Palace, are on offer, making this citya hidden gem in an urban setting. Just 15 minutes from Muscat where travellers escape the hustle and bustle of the city is Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, built to fit with the environment around it and located along a stretch of sandy beach, enjoy the finest in service while taking in the views of Oman.
Head to the northernmost tip of Oman to findSix SensesZighy Bay, a picturesque hotel with 82 villas designed to resemble a traditional village and views of Zighy Bay or perhaps the Al Hajar mountains, thousands of feet above sea level stay, guests can stay in luxury in the peaks at Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort, pure luxury looking down into an incredible gorge. For a more authentic encounter, travel to the Wahabi Sands and stay in a traditional Bedouin-style tent, sleeping underneath the night sky but with the luxuries and comforts of home with Desert Night Camp. Unlike many other Arab nations, although luxury is biting at the surface, Oman retains it’s charm with low-rise towns and a never-ending amount of natural beauty from pristine coastlines, incredible mountain ranges and white sandy deserts, allowing visitors to enjoy both modern Arabia yet not without losing its ancient heritage.