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Oman

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!

A surprising cultural heritage

For history lovers or simply the curious, Oman possesses many historical and cultural sites to discover: castles and fortresses, mosques and palaces, the four sites on UNESCO World Heritage list like beautiful Fort Bahla, without forgetting the cultural capital, Muscat, with its many museums, its walls and its old quarter.

Life's a beach in Oman!

With more than 1,700 km of coast on the Indian ocean, there are some beautiful places to the north of Muscat to swim in the emerald waters. The country offers a wide choice of swimming and water activities between Shinas and Barka: beaches and wild coves, fjords, including the sublime Khor al Sham, or even coral reefs for snorkelling enthusiasts. 

Live your own "Thousand and One Nights" experience

An immersion in the heart of the Omani desert remains an extraordinary and memorable experience. The Wahiba desert is perfect for a night in one of the camps and to encounter the Bedouin, the camel herders of the desert. Oman has kept its authentic traditional atmosphere and the Omanis are truly hospitable.

An ideal destination in winter

The Sultanate of Oman is a sunny destination throughout the year. The ideal period to enjoy Oman at its best is in full winter with temperatures around 30 °C and a sea temperature of 25 °C. In the highlands and mountain region, the temperatures drop a little but always remain summery and pleasant. 

A guaranteed exotic experience

Between the desert, mountain and sea, the Sultanate of Oman offers the traveller an exceptional, rich and diversified environment. 7 hours from London by plane, you will be quickly swept away by this safe destination in the Middle East, for travellers looking for the great outdoors, beaches and culture! 
Marlène Marceau
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Updated 26 October 2018
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