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Oman

Across the Hajar Mountains from the United Arab Emirates lies the Sultanate of Oman. 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 glorious beaches.

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. Wahiba Sands, long considered to be among the most beautiful areas in the Sultanate, makes for a perfect side trip from the city, while the co.....

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Oman

Across the Hajar Mountains from the United Arab Emirates lies the Sultanate of Oman. 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 glorious beaches.

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. Wahiba Sands, long considered to be among the most beautiful areas in the Sultanate, makes for a perfect side trip from the city, while the coastal resort of Sur blends three environments, each having its own distinctive flavour with the sea playing an important part of everyday life.

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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


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