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Oman Travel Guide

5 reasons to travel to Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is located in the south of the Arabian peninsula. It is a safe destination in the Middle East that offers the traveller a diversity of landscapes: desert, mountains and sea. A visit to Oman means discovering the Omani capital, Muscat, going to the Jebel Akhdar mountain to contemplate the breathtaking view of the canyon, swimming and diving in the waters of the Musamdam region or travelling through the Wahiba desert to encounter the Omani Bedouins. The landscapes are so varied and surprising that they will certainly not leave you indifferent!

  • 1.
    A surprising cultural heritage
  • 2.
    Life's a beach in Oman!
  • 3.
    Live your own "Thousand and One Nights" experience
  • 4.
    An ideal destination in winter
  • 5.
    A guaranteed exotic experience

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Is this the destination for you?

Are you dreaming of going to the Middle East but don't really know which destination to choose? A trip to Oman is just for you!

Between traditions and open-mindedness, the country will welcome you with a smile. You won't be disappointed by the Omani welcome, a very warming population who endeavours to do its best so that you have the fondest memories possible!

You should go if

  • You like meeting new people and wish to get to know the local population
  • You are looking for a change of scene whilst remaining safe
  • You can adapt to the local culture (especially for women outside of the large cities)
  • You don't have to use sign language to be understood
  • You are ready to receive numerous presents from people you are going to meet
  • You have a tough stomach for "not too spicy" dishes!

You shouldn't go if

  • You aren't open-minded
  • You want to travel in comfort
  • You don't like communicating with strangers
  • Eating with your hands gives you a mental block

Culture and Discovery

Jabal Akhdar: the green mountains of Oman

Jabal Akhdar is a mountainous region located approximately 2 hours' drive from Muscat. It's a magnificent place, between mountains and greenery, where the sun and the hea...
Claire MATILLON25 July 2016
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Nizwa: the capital of central Oman

Nizwa is one of the largest cities in the country. During your visit to Oman, don't miss out on this city packed with history and the centre of numerous activities....
Claire MATILLON12 May 2016
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Salalah, capital of Dhofar

Salalah is the most important town in the Dhofar region, located in the south of Oman. It's a town full of resources, such as its industrial port and its frankincense sup...
Claire MATILLON12 May 2016
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Sur - the capital of dhow production - and its surrounds

Sur is a coastal city to the southeast of Muscat. It's one of the country's most important cities and an industrial hub.
Claire MATILLON12 May 2016
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On the island of Masirah, pristine beaches and traditions

Masirah is an Omani island located in the Indian Ocean to the east of the country. Masirah has only recently opened for tourism and getting there is very easy. Masirah of...
Claire MATILLON12 May 2016
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Venturing out into the Wahiba Sands desert.

The desert of Wahiba Sands is in the middle of the country, in the province of Al Sharqiya, just three hours drive away from Muscat. This desert is a complete change of s...
Claire MATILLON11 May 2016
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