Oman

Tourism in Oman

Welcome to the Sultanate of Oman, a land of awe-inspiring natural beauty woven into a tapestry of history, stories, and adventures.

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Tourism in Oman

Tourism in Oman

Welcome to the Sultanate of Oman, a land of awe-inspiring natural beauty woven into a tapestry of history, stories, and adventures.

Oman is still a bit of an unknown quantity for many travelers, but that is changing. We strive to provide answers to all of your questions regarding how to go to Oman, where to stay, how to move around, where to shop, and what to see and do in this part. Practical information to help you get started on your trip planning.

On the west and east coasts of Muscat, Oman's shore is studded with beaches and resort hotels. Sunbathing, swimming, kitesurfing, diving, snorkeling, boating, and water scooters are among the activities available, as are surfing, beachcombing, shell collecting, and fishing expeditions.

Oman is a fantastic destination for a unique family vacation. Families can travel together and see a fascinating country and culture, unlike anything they've ever seen before in this country, which is ranked as one of the safest and most tranquil in the world.

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Weather in Oman

Weather in Oman

With the exception of Dhofar (in southern Oman), which enjoys a unique monsoonal climate known as the Khareef from July to September, with regular rains cooling the air and attracting tourists while the rest of the country experiences the heat of the summer, Oman typically experiences a few days of heavy rain each year.

The high highlands of Oman have a completely different climate. It can be very cold here in winter, with villages and places to stay over 2000m altitudes, and it is always much lower than the weather elsewhere in the country.

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Tourism in Oman

Tourism in Oman

Oman has a wide range of hotels and resorts to suit all tastes, budgets, and degrees of comfort. Muscat, as well as other rising regional sites such as the mountains around Jebel Akhdar, Musandam in the north, and Salalah in the south, have worldwide hotel brands.

The Sultanate's tourism growth is progressing at a slow rate, preserving the Sultanate's wonderful sense of place and authenticity.

Oman has something for everyone, whether you want high-end luxury, a Bedouin-style desert camp, a conventional guest house, or a boutique wilderness lodge.

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Places to visit in Oman

You've come to the correct place if you're seeking the greatest things to do in Oman. If you have never visited Oman, you are in for a big treat. It is one of the most fascinating and diverse countries on the Arabian Peninsula. There is truly something for everyone in Oman, with so many sites to visit. Do you enjoy long beach walks and relaxing in the warm water? Isn't it true that Oman has you covered? Do you enjoy trekking and staying active? Don't be concerned. Want to get away from it all and go shopping in cities? You are in for a treat!

Hike To Wadi Shab

Hike To Wadi Shab

Wadi Shab is one of the most popular activities in Oman since it combines the best of both worlds. You get to go hiking and then swim in crystal-clear, warm freshwater pools. There are three sets of pools, with the final set being the deepest and ending with a cave to swim to. Although the swimming area in Wadi Shab is smaller than it appears, there is still much to see and do. You can spend nearly 5 hours at Wadi Shab, and the views are so breathtaking that it had to be at the top of our list of things to do in Oman!

Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is one of the most beautiful religious structures we've ever seen and one of Oman's must-see attractions. From Saturday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is open to the public. Non-Muslim visitors are not permitted to enter the prayer area of many mosques, which is one of the reasons Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque should be at the top of your list of things to do in Oman. The mosque is located in the center of Muscat and is easily accessible.

Camping In The Wahiba Sands

Camping In The Wahiba Sands

A stretch of virgin sand dunes stretches as far as the eye can reach in Oman. Because they are so easily accessible and unforgettable, the Wahiba Sands [also known formally as the Sharqiya Sands] is one of the best things to do in Oman. If you're visiting Oman, we recommend spending at least one night camping in the Wahiba Sands Desert. Don't worry if you despise regular camping as much as we do! In the Wahiba Sands, there are lots of glamping sites, so those of you who prefer a real toilet, shower, and bed may also enjoy one of Oman's best locations to visit!

Spa Treatment At Bimmah Sinkhole

Spa Treatment At Bimmah Sinkhole

The Bimmah Sinkhole, which is only 90 minutes from Muscat, was certainly one of your favorite things to do in Oman. What is the reason for this? It is one of the prettiest and most enchanting locations you've ever seen since it was easily accessible from Muscat and the main road, didn't require hiking and was one of the nicest and most enchanting locations we've ever seen. You'll also receive a complimentary spa treatment! What do we mean by this? When you remove your feet from the water, the fish at Bimmah Sinkhole will nibble off the dead skin on your feet [or anywhere else on your body if you allow them], leaving them absolutely smooth and soft.

Go Shopping At Mutrah Souq In Muscat

Go Shopping At Mutrah Souq In Muscat

Mutrah Souq is one of the Middle East's oldest and largest souqs, and it should be at the top of your list of things to do in Oman. The Souq was extremely crowded, hot, and overpowering, so if you want to visit Mutrah Souq, go when you aren't jet-lagged for the best experience. Mutrah Souq is one of the greatest places to go shopping in Oman since you can shop with the locals. You may easily visit the souq after dinner because it is open until extremely late.

Swim In Wadi Bani Khalid's Crystal Clear Waters

Swim In Wadi Bani Khalid's Crystal Clear Waters

Wadi Bani Khalid is divided into two halves. The first section is a large lake/lagoon with more fish to eat your dead skin, which is highly crowded and popular on weekends. The second section features a beautiful gorge of white granite with crystal-clear blue pools of water. The water is warm, and the scenery is breathtaking. This location is much less busy than the lake portion.

Frequently asked questions

Is it safe to travel to Oman?

Oman is, on the whole, a pretty safe country. It is really welcoming to visitors, and the crime rate is very low, so there isn't much to be concerned about other than small crime on the streets.

What makes Oman such a unique tourism destination?

Oman has a distinct legacy, and its various forts and castles provide opportunities to learn about and appreciate the country's historic history and culture. Nakhal Fort, Nizwa Fort, Jibreen (Jabreen) Castle, Al Hazm Fort, Al Rustaq Fort, and many other locations in Oman are must-sees.

Is there a beach in Oman?

Oman is a fantastic destination to relax and have an incredible beach vacation, with golden sands, sparkling waters, beautiful blue skies, colorful birds, and breezy weather.