Where until a few years ago, Oman was relatively unknown, it is now one of the most happening cultural tourist spots of the Arabian Peninsula. Rapidly progressing into a world-class residential and tourism destination, Oman has recently featured on lists of the most coveted places to live and visit.
The country is home to stunning natural landscapes and offers a veritable treasure trove of adventures, historical legends, and cultural atmospheres. Visitors are spellbound by the splendour of Oman’s religious monuments, ancient forts, and historically rich museums. Oman’s traditional Bedouin charm is enchanting and infectious, welcoming travellers to engage with the mysteries of the Arab world.
Oman has natural beauty in abundance, including mind-boggling views of deserts, stunning mountainous landscapes, and breathtaking sceneries of the coastline. These beautiful sights are set against a backdrop of centuries old traditions, reflected in the city’s low-rise, quaint architecture.
Qurum Beach is among the most famous beaches of the country, and an inviting spot for those who wish to dine and relax on the coastline with the family. Qantab beach, on the other hand, will offer boating rides and authentic fishing expeditions. Those who visit the beaches will be pleased to learn about the host of activities which await them, including boating, surfing, snorkelling, diving and kite surfing. Or, you could just stroll down the shoreline, combing the beaches for sea-shells to commemorate your unforgettable journey. Overnight camping on the shores, sitting beside a bonfire, and underneath star-studded skies, you are sure to feel your most content.
You may not know it, but Oman is home to a diverse variety of fascinating wildlife as well. There are several species of ancient turtles who return to Oman’s coastlines to lay their eggs on the beach. Bottle, spinner and common dolphins are also frequent visitors of the Oman shoreline, and can often be clearly spotted from the sandy coast, particularly from the Fahal Island. Several species of whales have also been known to stop by the Oman shores from time to time, particularly in the Al Wusta and Ash Sharqiyah regions. The animal lover in you will spend many a happy day scouring the coastlines for these captivating creatures. Oman is a treat for bird watchers as well, offering a unique opportunity for spotting birds migrating from Asia, Africa as well as Europe all in one spot.
Explore the famous desert Sharqiyah Sands on camelback or four-wheel drive, and enjoy Omani BBQ under the open skies. Oman also offers the unique opportunity to experience sandboarding, a fun dessert alternative to snowboarding that is a must-try. Or, get out of the sunny glaze by heading to one of Oman’s numerous caves for caving excursions. Amateur and experienced explorers alike will marvel at the exhilarating cave adventures they will encounter in these limestone rich caverns.
End your trip with some Souq shopping, and pick up some beautiful traditional handicrafts produced in the marketplace by locals. Or, head for the modern shopping malls instead, because Oman promises the perfect balance of tradition and modernity in every aspect.
The Outstanding Oman Trip to Oman
Day 1 – Arrival in Oman
Day 2 – Tour to Qurum Beach and Qantab beach including boating, surfing, snorkelling
Day 3/4 – Overnight camping
Day 5 – Visit Oman shores, Fahal Island and desert Sharqiyah Sands