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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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TRAVELOGUES

TRAVELOGUES

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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Dhow You Believe in Magic?

Dhow You Believe in Magic?

Author : Travelogues
From Doha to Dubai and from Abu Dhabi to Muscat, a private dhow cruise is a must-do for the Middle East aesthete: transport from centuries ago and luxury for today.
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Arabian Nights: Glamping in the Desert

Arabian Nights: Glamping in the Desert

Author : Travelogues
Whether you're dunebashing, sandboarding, or stargazing, there's nothing quite like the desert camping experience for a little adventure and reflection.
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Get Wrecked in Oman

Get Wrecked in Oman

Author : Remote Lands
Early in 2016, Oman announced the discovery of the oldest known shipwreck from Europe's Golden Age of Exploration, located off the coast of Dhofar. Believed to be part of a fleet led by the legendary Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the boat has been identified as the Esmeralda, one of two boats who sank during stormy weather in 1503.
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Muscat Get-Away

Muscat Get-Away

Author : Trinity Nguyen
Oman is an Arabic country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, a historically strategic location - and not one that is commonly on the radar for many travelers. However, with increasing flight routes and its proximity to the UAE travel hub, travel to the peaceful coastal sultanate is easier than ever and worth a look.
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Getting Down to Earth: Into the Wadis of Oman

Getting Down to Earth: Into the Wadis of Oman

Author : Jay Tindall
As the sunrise woke me, I got my first glimpse of Oman. The contrasting view of the beach below and the rocky Al Hajar mountains was a fitting introduction to a journey that would take me all over the diverse terrains of this fascinating country.
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