The Middle East’s best-kept secret, Oman combines unspoiled desert landscapes with a chance to experience authentic Arabian culture. Stable and international in its outlook, Oman has none of the ostentation of its sister states. Instead, you’ll find pristine beaches, golden deserts and mountain scenery, as well as traditional villages where goats roam freely through the narrow streets. Our specialists visit regularly so they can tailor your vacation to Oman to your interests.
Modern Muscat has avoided over-development and remains refreshingly low-rise, despite its endless white-sand beaches. Beyond the capital, you’ll find ancient tombs, stately forts and hidden wadis in the Jebel Akhdar Mountains. In the traditional city of Nizwa, you can visit the Friday livestock market, where goats, camels and cows are paraded for sale. Experience the Wahiba Sands by careening down a dune in a 4x4 and then watching the sun slowly set, unfurling a blanket of stars across the endless night sky.
Suggested itineraries for Oman
These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to Oman could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Our expert guides to traveling in Oman
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Oman. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Oman at its best.
My travels in Oman
Oman specialist June shares footage from her trip to Oman including Sultan Qaboos mosque, the souqs of Muscat and the Bimah sink-hole.
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