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Coastal town of Taqah

When is the best time to visit Oman?

Oman has a reliably warm climate and, as long as you avoid the scorching summer months between June and August, can be visited any time. The weather is at its most pleasant from October through to April, when temperatures are warm but cooler than the sweltering summer months and turtles can be seen at Ras al Jinz. Rain is only fleeting and tends only to come in January and February as short, sharp showers. On the south coast, Salalah has a very different climate in that it has a monsoon season, called the khareef. From June to September the khareef's wet winds create a thick and humid fog which coats the mountains in moisture, creating luxuriant green hills. This provides ideal conditions for Salalah's abundance of tropical fruit, which is in season throughout the year.

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My favourite time to travel to Oman is mid-March. I like the warmth the month offers, before things get too hot! if you're a keen diver the water temperatures of the Indian Ocean are ideal in March and the hotels are not as busy as they can be during Easter.

Steve, North Africa & Arabia Specialist

Oman Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Jebel Akhdar 63°F 0" 64°F 2" 72°F 1" 79°F 1" 86°F 1" 91°F 0" 88°F 1" 86°F 1" 84°F 0" 79°F 0" 72°F 0" 64°F 0"
The Musandam Peninsula 68°F 1" 70°F 2" 75°F 1" 84°F 1" 91°F 0" 95°F 0" 97°F 0" 95°F 0" 91°F 0" 86°F 0" 79°F 0" 72°F 1"
Muscat 77°F 1" 77°F 1" 84°F 1" 91°F 0" 99°F 0" 100°F 0" 97°F 0" 93°F 0" 93°F 0" 93°F 0" 86°F 0" 79°F 0"
Nizwa 73°F 0" 73°F 1" 79°F 1" 88°F 1" 97°F 0" 99°F 0" 95°F 0" 93°F 0" 91°F 0" 88°F 0" 81°F 0" 75°F 0"
Salalah 82°F 0" 82°F 0" 86°F 0" 90°F 0" 91°F 0" 90°F 0" 84°F 1" 82°F 1" 84°F 0" 88°F 0" 88°F 0" 84°F 0"
Sur 81°F 1" 81°F 1" 86°F 0" 95°F 0" 102°F 0" 102°F 0" 100°F 0" 97°F 0" 99°F 0" 95°F 0" 86°F 0" 82°F 0"
The Wahiba Sands 75°F 0" 77°F 1" 82°F 1" 91°F 1" 99°F 0" 99°F 0" 97°F 0" 93°F 0" 93°F 0" 90°F 0" 82°F 0" 77°F 0"

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Oman

Muscat, Oman

Visiting Oman in December

December sees the coolest temperatures of the year: around 20°C. It can get quite cold at night in the mountains and properties do not always have adequate heating facilities, so this is something to be aware of. Christmas and New Year is an extremely popular time in Oman, particularly in Muscat. As such, hotels raise their prices accordingly and often impose a compulsory gala dinner on New Year's Eve. Availability over this time gets tight so it is advisable to book early.

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