A taste of Arabia at its most exotic and enticing, offering an intoxicating fusion of glamorous resorts and timeless Islamic tradition. A ribbon of coastal villages with Old Muscat at its heart, Oman is an enthralling blend of ancient sights and Islamic customs, sprinkled with a touch of eastern glamour. The turquoise waters of Al Jissah Bay glint and dazzle…the fjords and vertiginous cliffs of the Musandam Peninsula take the breath away. Stalls glitter with ceremonial daggers; the spicy scents of cardamom, saffron, frankincense and turmeric assail the senses. Out of the city, the desert blooms with feathery palms and citrus groves, the traditional reed houses evocative of an old Arabian way of life...the whitewashed desert forts still standing proud. On the horizon, a mirage turns out to be a wadi with a deep, inviting pool. Bump over the endless dunes of the Wahiba desert on an off-road safari to visit a traditional Bedouin camp. Stride up a high dune as the sun dips behind exquisite undulations of ever-shifting land. Enjoy a spectacular drive through the Hajar Mountains to reach the impressive 17th Century fort of Nizwa, set majestically in a palm oasis explore the historic buildings of one of Oman’s oldest forts, Welcome to Oman.
Need to know
The best months to visit are Mid-October to Mid-March, April is also good, Avoid the scorching summer during June, July and August. If you wish to experience the monsoon locally known as Khareef season - a tropical monsoon travelling from India, head to the Salalah in southern Oman. Watch in amazement as the desert transforms into a lush green verdant oasis.
Flying time 7 hours 45 mins direct
For British Passport holders stays below 14 days do not require Visa.
GMT + 4 hours
Arabic is the official language of Muscat, with many differet dialects of vernacular Arabic are spoken. English, Persian, and Urdu are also spoken, and there are a number of Swahili-speaking Omanis born in East Africa who returned to Oman after 1970.
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Mr & Mrs Rubens - India Holiday
We arrived home yesterday after an amazing trip. Certainly not a restful holiday, but a very memorable experience. I am just writing to say how impressed we were with all the travel arrangements. At every stage, your local representatives were FAULTLESS. We were given every assistance, wherever we were, from the moment we arrived to the second we left. Your guides were extremely knowledgeable and…