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.
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 head for Salalah in the south of Oman.
Spend time in the Musandam peninsula, 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. Then relax on empty beaches in Oman's verdant Dhofar province.
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. 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.
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