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Oman

Not so long ago, Oman was known only as a distant land; a country located somewhere in the Middle East that even the grade-A geography students would have trouble pointing out on an Atlas. In recent years, however, this jewel of a country has grown into an emerging travel destination in Asia. Vastly unexplored and relatively undeveloped, this is a land rich in both natural and manmade attractions; from the gleaming mosques and boisterous souqs of the capital, Muscat, to the ancient fort ruins running along the palm tree-fringed coastlines – not forgetting the country’s barren desert dunes at Wahiba Sands in the east and throughout the Empty Quarter in the south.

Heralded as one of the most beautiful countries in the Middle East, Oman’s untouched scenery paints a picture of stark contrasts. Impressive Wadis (valleys) formed by ancient rivers cut through the mountainous landscape, with the site at Ghul in the north often drawing similarities to the Grand Canyon, just on a smaller scale. Jump on a plane from Muscat to the southern city of Salalah and you could be fooled into thinking you have switched continents, with the dry, rocky landscape of the capital transforming into luscious green countryside that enjoys the monsoon rains and cooler air spilling over from the Indian Ocean.

Not so long ago, Oman was known only as a distant land; a country located somewhere in the Middle East that even the grade-A geography students would have trouble pointing out on an Atlas. In recent years, however, this jewel of a country has grown into an emerging travel destination in Asia. Vastly unexplored and relatively undeveloped, this is a land rich in both natural and manmade attractions; from the gleaming mosques and boisterous souqs of the capital, Muscat, to the ancient fort ruins running along the palm tree-fringed coastlines – not forgetting the country’s barren desert dunes at Wahiba Sands in the east and throughout the Empty Quarter in the south.

Heralded as one of the most beautiful countries in the Middle East, Oman’s untouched scenery paints a picture of stark contrasts. Impressive Wadis (valleys) formed by ancient rivers cut through the mountainous landscape, with the site at Ghul in the north often drawing similarities to the Grand Canyon, just on a smaller scale. Jump on a plane from Muscat to the southern city of Salalah and you could be fooled into thinking you have switched continents, with the dry, rocky landscape of the capital transforming into luscious green countryside that enjoys the monsoon rains and cooler air spilling over from the Indian Ocean.

Oman Regions

Oman Regions

Musandam Peninsula
Northern Oman

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Top Oman Interests

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Green with Envy: Pining After the Most Wondrous Beach in Oman

Green with Envy: Pining After the Most Wondrous Beach in Oman

Author : Duncan Forgan
Duncan Forgan travels through Oman to find turtles, beaches, and one of the most luxurious hotels in the whole of the country, The Chedi Muscat.
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Khasab: Smugglers, Dolphins, and Dhows in the Fjords of Oman

Khasab: Smugglers, Dolphins, and Dhows in the Fjords of Oman

Author : Richard Collett
Smugglers run goods to Iran, oil tankers rest on the Strait of Hormuz, and dolphins swim bright, coral waters surrounded by arid cliffs. This is Khasab.
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4 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss Salalah this Fall

4 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss Salalah this Fall

Author : Travelogues
Salalah surprises those who visit from July to September. Instead of deserts, travelers find a land of green marked by history, culture, and natural wonders.
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3 Must-See Muscat Luxury Hotels

3 Must-See Muscat Luxury Hotels

Author : Tyler Roney
Whether you're setting off for wildlife adventures or settling in for an exploration of Oman's most fascinating city, these Muscat hotels have what luxury travelers crave.
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3 Easy-to-Do Wildlife Adventures in Oman

3 Easy-to-Do Wildlife Adventures in Oman

Author : Tyler Roney
From the turtles of Ras al Jinz to the dolphins off Musandam, the warm waters of the Gulf of Oman provide wildlife pleasures that are both fascinating and easy
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The Furious Road to Yemen

The Furious Road to Yemen

Author : Jay Tindall
In the arid season of Salalah in Oman, there are no pastoral wadis or natural greenery around the beaches, but there is Highway 47 leading all the way to Yemen.
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Aman Private Jet Expedition Across China

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