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Reasons to Visit Oman

  • 4WD Trips

    With all of these mountains, wadis and desert dunes, it is probably apparent that a saloon car isn't going to suffice for many of the journeys you take in Oman! A 4WD, piloted by a skilled local, is very often required and adds to the sense of adventure.

    4WD Trips
  • Beaches

    Oman's miles of coastline are a veritable haven of white-sand beaches and secluded coves. Whether you choose to stay in a downtown Muscat hotel where the beach is wide and open, or to head to somewhere like Musandam, where your hotel is likely to be the only thing for miles around, Oman's beaches are one of her major attractions.

    Beaches
  • Dunes

    The Wahiba Sands are easily accessible from Muscat and provide an insight into desert life. The tall dunes hide small Bedouin encampments, and a surprising array of wildlife. For the truly adventurous, the legendary sands of the Rub' al Khali, or Empty Quarter, beckon in the south of the country.

    Dunes
  • Local Culture

    Although a clichéd phrase, much of Oman is relatively untouched by Western influences, and when you stand at Nizwa market watching the locals haggle over livestock, or admire the way fields have been terraced into impossibly steep mountainsides, you're appreciating a more traditional lifestyle.

    Local Culture
  • Mountains

    The Hajar Mountains have kept the interior of Oman isolated for millennia , and the remote villages steeply terraced into the mountainsides seem little changed in that time. In Salalah the mountains have captured the moisture in the ocean air, allowing the liquid gold of frankincense to be grown on their slopes.

    Mountains
  • Wadis

    Cutting through heavily folded rock, with pretty streams and swaying palms nestled in their beds, the wadis of Oman are a major attraction, from the gentle and peaceful Wadi Bani Khalid through to the drama of Wadi Gul, with its 1 kilometre sheer sides.

    Wadis

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Accommodation in Oman: Carapace Lodge, Ras al-Jinz Scientific & Visitors Centre

The Carapace Lodge, Ras al-Jinz Scientific & Visitors Centre offers comfortable accommodation with easy access to the turtle nesting beach.

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Carapace Lodge, Ras al-Jinz Scientific & Visitors Centre

Ras Al Jinz

The Carapace Lodge is composed of 8 rooms that allow visitors to the turtle nesting area the chance to stay close to the beach, in comfortable accommodation. While the rooms are basic, they are a huge improvement on other options in the area. Additionally, by staying within the nesting area, it is much easier for guests to visit the beach before dawn, when the turtles are often at their most active.

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