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Oman

Oman is a beautiful and diverse country, with a fascinating combination of dramatic rugged mountain scenery, medieval fortified towns and castles, intriguing wildlife, geology and a coastline that stretches along the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf.

It is an ideal destination for combining a cultural experience with beach relaxation. There are some fantastic beaches and it’s a great spot for scuba diving.

Did you know?

  • Wadi Ash Shab is a beautiful place perfect for swimming and diving.
  • The Bimmah Sinkhole is a stunning water-filled depression in the limestone of eastern Muscat Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman, great for swimming.
  • The Royal Opera House Muscat is Oman’s premier venue for musical arts and culture.
  • Half way between Muscat and Salalah is the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary which helps protect he endangered Arabian Oryx and to conserve desert habitat.
  • Swim in the Ayn Khor waterfalls in Salalah.
  • Visit the famous dhow building yards in Sur and the turtle nesting beaches of Ras al Jinz (September to December).
  • Nizwa is Oman’s old capital, it is dominated by the huge citadel of Nizwa Fort. From its roof you get spectacular views over the surrounding town, date palm plantations and the silver souq for which the town is famous.
  • Camp in a Bedouin tent in the great dunes of the Wahiba Sands.
  • The months between May and August are particularly hot. The climate is best from September through to April. Rainfall varies according to the region. During the period June to September there is a light monsoon rain in Salalah which helps lower temperatures.
  • If you have a short time in Oman visit the Batinah Coast as it has a bit of everything Oman is famous for. There are numerous picturesque forts, sand dunes, mountain caves and it is also famous for its healing, warm springs.
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Beautiful river and mountains, Oman
Locally-made pottery, Oman
Lagoon with palm trees, Oman
Wildlife in the sand dunes, Oman
Excellent diving, Oman
Swimming spot, Oman
Traditional dhow in Sur, Oman
Mountains and blue sky, Oman
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