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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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Things to Do in Oman: Musandam Fjords Dhow Cruise

A full day dhow cruise to the spectacular fjords of Musandam, exploring the small fishing villages and the famous telegraphic island, with the exciting possibility of seeing dolphins.

Musandam coastline

Musandam Fjords Dhow Cruise

The Musandam Peninsula, Oman
  • Cruises, Sailing & Water
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife & Nature

You transfer to Khasab for a full day dhow cruise to the spectacular fjords of Musandam, exploring the small fishing villages and the famous telegraphic island, with the exciting possibility of seeing dolphins.

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