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Capital City

Muscat

Languages

Arabic

Currency

Omani Rial

Time Difference (GMT) + 3 hour

Climate & average temperatures

Oman
Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
Temp °C 25 25 28 32 37 38 36 33 32 30 30 20
Rain mm 28 18 10 10 0 3 0 0 0 3 10 18
Airlines

Emirates, British Airways, Oman Air

Flight time from UK

7 hours

 
Visa requirements

Visas are required but can be obtained on arrival

Health requirements

Contact your GP for information


Luxury Oman Holidays

Across the Hajar Mountains from the United Arab Emirates lies the Sultanate of Oman, an area best visited during the northern European winter.

A vast desert plain covers most of central Oman but its main cities are located across the south and north coasts, surrounded by mountain ranges. With its diverse terrain, Oman is also an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true, with everything on offer from scuba-diving, sunset cruises, game fishing and turtle watching, to rock climbing, horse riding and camel racing. Alternatively, just relax in the eternal sunshine on the beach or by the pool. Being so different to Dubai, Oman makes an ideal second destination for a two-centre luxury holiday with its UAE neighbour. It is also a perfect destination all on its own.

Many of our hotels are based in Muscat and offer a superb level of luxury. The northern capital of Muscat, is described as ‘Arabia’s jewel’ is a magnificent blend of old and new set against the stunning backdrop of the Jebel Akdhar Mountains, with the Arabian Sea lapping at its shores. This trading port counts Persians and Portuguese among its ancient rulers. Forts, castles, mosques, minarets and towers dot the landscape of Old Muscat and the old souk of Muttrah is an ideal spot to shop, while Greater Muscat boasts archaeological sites, museums and world-class hotels. Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain) is known for its Mediterra.....

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Luxury Oman Holidays

Across the Hajar Mountains from the United Arab Emirates lies the Sultanate of Oman, an area best visited during the northern European winter.

A vast desert plain covers most of central Oman but its main cities are located across the south and north coasts, surrounded by mountain ranges. With its diverse terrain, Oman is also an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true, with everything on offer from scuba-diving, sunset cruises, game fishing and turtle watching, to rock climbing, horse riding and camel racing. Alternatively, just relax in the eternal sunshine on the beach or by the pool. Being so different to Dubai, Oman makes an ideal second destination for a two-centre luxury holiday with its UAE neighbour. It is also a perfect destination all on its own.

Many of our hotels are based in Muscat and offer a superb level of luxury. The northern capital of Muscat, is described as ‘Arabia’s jewel’ is a magnificent blend of old and new set against the stunning backdrop of the Jebel Akdhar Mountains, with the Arabian Sea lapping at its shores. This trading port counts Persians and Portuguese among its ancient rulers. Forts, castles, mosques, minarets and towers dot the landscape of Old Muscat and the old souk of Muttrah is an ideal spot to shop, while Greater Muscat boasts archaeological sites, museums and world-class hotels. Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain) is known for its Mediterranean climate, producing a variety of fruit as well as almond, walnut and saffron and is a great place to enjoy walking and trekking, just two and a half hours from Muscat. Forts, castles, mosques, minarets and towers dot the landscape of Old Muscat and the old souk of Muttrah is an ideal spot to shop, while Greater Muscat boasts archaeological sites, museums and world-class hotels. The city is also so lush with vegetation that it somehow defies being classified as desert country.

As part of a tour of Oman take a trip to Wahiba Sands, long considered to be among the most beautiful areas in the Sultanate, perfect for overnight stays and the chance to try dune safaris, sand skiing as well as horse and camel racing.  On the coast of the Gulf of Oman, the resort of Sur blends three environments, each having its own distinctive flavour with the sea playing an important part of everyday life. The oasis city of Nizwa, the capital of Oman in the 6th and 7th centuries, remains one of the most popular tourist attractions and is famous for its bustling souk where visitors can buy exquisite copper and silver jewellery and other craft items.

The capital city of Oman’s southern Dhofar region is often considered to be the ‘second city’ of the Sultanate, although some of this designation is probably due to its distinction as Sultan Qaboos’ birthplace. Offering a natural diversity where the coast blends with the mountains and the desert in wonderful harmony with the mountains rising to a height of 1,500 metres then descending into a flat plain that embraces sandy beaches, Salalah is the perfect place to escape the summer heat.

 

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