From scuba diving in beautiful tranquil waters to exploring ancient forts and reliving your best Laurence of Arabia memories in extraordinary desert camps, there are many reasons why Oman should be at the top of your 2019 travel bucket list!
We’re sure you’ll agree that a beach holiday in the beautiful Muscat will easily top the sophisticated travellers wish list, but Oman is also the go-to place for desert camps, scuba diving, fossil hunting like Indiana Jones, ancient forts, frankincense and spectacular turtle hatching.
Here’s our top 5 reasons to visit Oman this summer!
A land steeped in diversity
From the rolling lush green south to the desert-scape of the Empty Quarter, Oman offers a truly diverse landscape that is bound to impress nature lovers. This beautiful country also has the highest mountain on the peninsula, along with hidden canyons, sparking seascapes and enchanting cities.
Get ready to experience authentic Arabia
It’s easy to see how Oman’s rich cultural heritage as a key trading post has created a strong sense of pride in the country’s ancient culture. You’ll be pleased to hear that towns typically retain their classic Bedouin values and traditional charms. As well as getting to know the friendly locals, you should also enjoy the local cuisine which serves up history on a plate. Get ready to sample spices from the sea trade with preserved fruit from the impressive Arabian Peninsula.
Fall in love in Muscat
We’re sure you’ll agree that romantic retreats certainly come in luxurious forms and none more luxurious than the accommodation in Muscat. As well as offering five-star accommodation the city also plays host to a number of wonders. You can find out more about the top things to see in Muscat here.
Amazing sand-filled adventures
Get ready to enjoy the beauty of the desert at Wahiba Sands. Here you’ll be able to enjoy camel trekking, dune-basking as well as camping under the spectacular starry night sky.
You can also enjoy hikes in the mountains, as well as spot fossils and you’ll find cliffs galore, making it a paradise for rock climbers. If that’s not enough of a reason to enjoy an activity-filled Oman adventure, the pristine waters surrounding this country offer some of the best scuba diving in the world.
A nature lover’s paradise
It’s easy to see why Oman has quickly become a haven for eco-tourists, as its diverse landscapes are home to an incredible array of birds, fauna and flora. Unspoilt coastlines are teeming with vibrant marine life and if you’re lucky you’ll be able to spot both whales and dolphins!
As you can see, Oman is a welcoming year-round destination that offers exciting adventures for would-be travellers. This land boasts palm-lined beaches, lush green mountains, towering deserts and impressive cityscapes where ancient charm meets luxury modern comfort.
Regardless of whether you’re looking to chase breath-taking scenery, enjoy your latest thrill-seeking adventure or in need of a serious culture fix, Oman will likely exceed any expectations!