Set against a backdrop of rolling deserts, rugged peaks and lush wadis, the ancient kingdom of Oman is blessed with extraordinary natural beauty alongside a rich cultural heritage. Not to mention imposing forts, world-class hotels and the azure seas of the Arabian Gulf.
There is a great tradition of hospitality amongst Arab people, but nowhere in the Middle East is the custom of welcoming visitors extended more naturally, or more warmly.
In fact, Oman is a pretty warm country. Its winter sunshine is virtually guaranteed and Muscat (its capital) makes the most of it with immaculate beaches fringed by lavish resorts and water sports facilities of the highest calibre.
Beyond the spectacular coastline lies another world of historic forts, beautiful mosques and age-old settlements nestling between towering mountains and lush, terraced fields. Essential sights include the 2,000-metre high Saiq Plateau at Jebel Akhdar, the ancient oasis city of Nizwa (with its famous livestock market) and the golden dunes of the Wahiba Sands where you can ride camels and sleep beneath the stars in luxurious, Bedouin-style tents.
Talk to one of our Oman experts and your tailored itinerary could also include a visit to turtle nesting grounds at Ras Al Jinz, or a tour of Dhofar in the tropical south. Not forgetting the charming coastal town of Sur, where traditional Arabian dhows are still built, and the fabled Empty Quarter – 250,000 square miles of unbelievable, awesome emptiness.
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