Combine sea and desert activities for the perfect Oman holiday. Dive or snorkel the aquamarine waters, then relax under a date palm. Explore Oman's ancient desert forts and hike to lush oases. Climb Jebel Shams, Oman's highest mountain. No Oman holiday would be complete without visiting Muscat's mosques, museums and markets.
Holidays in Oman: regions
Spend time in the Musandam peninsula in northern Oman where holidays can include diving in calm waters rich with coral, manta rays, turtles and dolphins. Travel through the Batinah, the plain between the Hajar mountains and the Gulf of Oman. Visit Oman's capital, Muscat and stop off at Batinah towns to experience 17th-century desert architecture and bustling markets. Holiday in Oman's verdant Dhofar province in the south for empty beaches and archaeological sites.
City holidays in Oman
Choose Muscat and soak up 5000 years of culture in a historic walled city. Make your base here during your Oman holidays for easy access to beaches, exotic shopping and fascinating culture. Khasab, on the remote Musandam peninsula, offers desert forts and coral reef diving. For remote sandy beaches on your Oman holiday, head for Salalah in the south of Oman.
Outdoor holidays in Oman
Hike through Oman's desert wadis (valleys) and mountains. Or take a 4WD trip across the huge dunes of the Wahiba Sands and explore Oman's fascinating desert forts. Musandam and the Dimaaniyat Islands are popular for diving holidays in Oman. Travel to Salalah in the south of Oman for miles of pristine sandy beaches.
Nature holidays in Oman
Take dolphin-watching boat trips from Oman's capital, Muscat, or spy green turtles at Oman's Ras Al Hadd Reserve. See rare Arabian Oryx antelope at Jaaluni. You may even spot some birds of prey or hoopoe larks while you're on holiday in Oman.
Fast Facts - Oman
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