The Sultanate of Oman is undoubtedly one of the most diverse and naturally beautiful countries within the Arabian peninsula, where the rugged mountains are set in a striking contrast to the deep turquoise of the sea. In the recent years, Oman has opened up its vast cultural heritage, dating back thousands of years, and its natural beauty to tourists wanting something more than the glitz of neighbouring countries and visitors have found a calm and exceedingly welcoming country.
Muscat, the capital of Oman is modern in many ways and yet very traditional, here you witness the brilliant shinny whiteness of the Omani architecture, the historic port area of Mutrah, the souks bustling with activity, the mosques and minarets. But get out of the city and you’ll find panoramic wadis, ancient caves, limestone sea cliffs, timeless fortresses, endless golden sand dunes, beautiful and empty beaches, underwater flora and marine life.
Need to Know
– Oman Air and British Airways both fly direct and flying time is about 8 hours although British Airways touches down en route.
– Most places are accessible by car (we provide a driver) or if you are heading south, there are internal flights to Salalah.
– Generally the best time to visit is between October and April although, outside these months, if you are near a sea breeze, it can still be reasonably pleasant.
Visa/ entry requirements
– UK citizens do not require a visa for entry.
Events (festivals, wildlife migrations)
– Events like camel racing and live stock markets are held year around. There are other annual festivals including boat rates and Oman food festival and Muscat festival. July is the best time for Dolphin and Whale spotting and September for Turtle watching.If you are interested, let us know and we’ll make plans around specific dates.
When to go:
The best time to visit Oman is between November and March, when the daytime temperatures average 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is hot and humid, especially between May and August.
GMT + 4 hours
A seven day trip costs from £1500 per person.
Sultan in Oman by Jan Morris
Did you know?
Frankincense, widely available in Oman, was often used as chewing gum to strengthen teeth and gums.