Skip to content
Coastal town of Taqah, Dhofar Region

When is the best time to visit Oman?

Coastal town of Taqah, Dhofar Region

The best time to visit Oman is between October and April, when the temperatures are warm (63°F to 95°F) yet not too hot. The country has a reliably warm climate, so as long as you avoid the scorching summer months between June and August, you can visit any time. However, one of the benefits of visiting during the summer months is that this is prime season for turtle nesting and hatching at Ras al Jinz.

Oman has a reliably warm climate, only seeing rain in January and February.

Salalah (on the south coast) has a monsoon season, known as the khareef, which lasts from June to September. Wet winds create a thick, humid fog that turns the mountains green and offers the best conditions for the abundance of tropical fruit grown there.

Creating tailor-made tours for over 25 years

Month-by-month guide for traveling in Oman

Travelling through Wadi Bani Auf

Visiting Oman in January - February

This is an excellent time to visit with some of the coolest temperatures of the year. There can be some rain during January and February, which falls as short, sharp showers, but this is not predictable. The New Year period can be busy and hotels will often charge higher rates.

Events & Festivals

Banana and coconut stall, Salalah

Visiting Oman in March - April

Temperatures are warmer, perhaps in the high 80°Fs, making this an ideal time to visit before the heat and humidity of the summer. March and April are often less busy than the winter months of November to February.

Events & Festivals

Sur Coastline, Oman

Visiting Oman in May

May is a transitional month between the cooler temperatures of winter and spring and the excessive heat of the summer months. Temperatures are quite high but humidity levels are lower. May is also the start of the summer fruit season, so you can expect a lot of fresh produce.

Events & Festivals

  • Apricot Harvest (May): The apricot harvest usually commences in May, followed over the next month or so by other summer fruits like peaches, figs and pears.
The Empty Quarter

Visiting Oman in June - August

The summer months are excessively hot and humid in Oman, so this is not a period we would recommend that you visit the country. This is the khareef (monsoon) period in Salalah which makes the south cooler, but even more humid. Salalah and the surrounding coastline also gets very busy with domestic tourists seeking to escape the heat over summer. However, hotels across the country lower their prices during these months so it can be a relatively cheap time to visit.

Wadi Bani Habib

Visiting Oman in September

September is still very hot, although temperatures are not quite as high as between June and August. Costs remain lower than they are over the winter months. This is still within the peak turtle viewing time at Ras al Jinz, at the end of the breeding season. The landscape around Salalah is host to multiple migratory birds species, particularly over the summer months. The slightly cooler temperatures and lower visitor numbers of September make it a great month to see the birds while they are still in their peak numbers.

Events & Festivals

  • Autumn Harvest (September and October): The autumn harvest reaps pomegranates, walnuts, olives and grapes.
Dhow factory in Sur, Oman

Visiting Oman in October - November

Travel in October and November is much more comfortable and enjoyable than over the summer months, with temperatures in the mid to high 80°Fs. November in particular is an ideal month to visit, although the lower temperatures do make the country fairly busy.

Events & Festivals

  • Autumn Harvest (September and October): The autumn harvest reaps pomegranates, walnuts, olives and grapes.
Muscat, Oman

Visiting Oman in December

December sees the coolest temperatures of the year: around 70°F. 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.

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"
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 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"
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"

Why travel with Audley?

  • 100% tailor-made tours
  • Fully protected travel
  • Established for over 25 years
  • 98% of our clients would recommend us
Travel advice aircraft image

Travel advice

Practical tips for traveling to Oman, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest US State Department travel advice.

The World Your Way Brochure

Request our brochure

Covering all seven continents, The world your way shows you how you can see the world with us. It features trip ideas from our specialists alongside hand-picked stays and experiences, and introduces our approach to creating meaningful travel experiences.

View itinerary ideas