Oman at a glance

As the oldest independent state in the Arab world, trips to Oman are all about uncovering the rich history and captivating culture. Explore the historic mud brick forts safeguarding cities like Balha, Muscat, Al Hazm, Rustaq, and the formidable fort of Sohar. Wander through the vibrant souqs of Nizwa, the ancient capital, timing your visit with the Friday market to immerses yourself in a centuries-old tradition of selling livestock. And dive in the Daymaniyat Islands, a relatively unexplored paradise meaning you'll have the sparkling waters and tropical fish life all to yourself.

If it's isolation you're seeking, venture to the vast expanse of the Wahiba Desert to witness the ever-shifting hues of the dunes - a palette of yellows, oranges and reds shaped by sun and sand. Witness the world's last wild oryxes and delve into the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dhofar, the land of frankincense; scale the terraced villages-dotted Jebel Akhdar; explore Jebel Shams, which houses the Wadi Guhl, the world's second-deepest canyon; or head south to Sur to see a dhow yard where these sleek sailing boats are constructed.

Need to cool off? Take a refreshing dip in a wadi and enjoy the fresh coastal breeze as you observe turtles nesting on the beaches of Ras Al Jinz. And don't miss a trip to explore the stunning Musandam Peninsula, which is accessible from the UAE and boasts exceptional diving spots.

Has Oman piqued your interest? Our comprehensive Oman travel guides hold all the answers from the best time to visit to essential travel tips and optimal routes. Let the adventure begin.

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