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Places to visit in Oman

From the dunes of the Wahiba Sands where Bedouins live nomadically to the Portuguese-influenced architecture of Muscat and the sheer peaks of the Jebel Akhdar Mountains, there are places to go in Oman to suit a wide range of interests. Our specialists have uncovered the main sights in Oman as well as lesser-visited areas, and we draw on our own experiences to help you choose where to go during your trip. The country’s history is plain to see as you stroll through Nizwa, home to a 17th-century fort and souqs piled high with antiques and spices. Out on the coast, you can explore the remote Musandam Peninsula’s clear waters by dhow or snorkel in its secluded coves. While a visit to the Wahiba Sands gives you the chance to visit Bedouin homes and camp beneath the stars.

The varied landscapes of Oman, which range from lush river valleys to towering sand dunes, are a pleasant surprise for many visitors, and the country’s well-maintained and quiet roads make it an ideal destination for a self-drive holiday. Highlights include the mountain town of Nizwa, Oman's old capital, and the stunning white beaches that dot the coastline.

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Popular places to visit in Oman

Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Oman, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.

Map of places to visit in Oman

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