Oman Travel

Is Oman Safe?

Has Oman caught your eye as an amazing travel destination? We couldn’t agree more…from gorgeous palaces to beautiful wadis to a varying landscape of both mountains and desert, Oman is a hidden gem! Before you plan your trip, it’s certainly a good idea to take the time to ensure that your travel destination will be safe for you and your travel companions. How safe is Oman right now? From our personal experience of living in Oman, we have found that …

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Oman

Oman is a hidden treasure of the Arabian Peninsula. Whether it’s come across your path from the experiences of friends and family or from searching on the internet, you are on your way to a great adventure! From magnificent architecture in ancient cities to sandy beaches surrounded by stunning mountains, Oman is here to amaze you. The culture, hospitality, and natural beauty is unforgettable, only getting better the deeper in you dive. So let’s get your planning process started by …

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The Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve on the Gulf of Oman

The Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve on the Gulf of Oman is one of the few places in the world where you can see baby turtles emerging from their sandy beach birthplace and race to the sea. You can also see females building a sandy mound over their recently laid eggs. Watching the female lay her eggs is prohibited as it disturbs her. This stop is a must on the tourist agenda for visitors to Oman. With 30,000 nests (of …

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8 Places to Visit in Salalah

A journey through Oman isn’t complete without exploring the country’s second-largest city, Salalah. Located in southern Oman, Salalah is only an hour and 45-minute flight from Muscat. A unique city, it boasts an incredible monsoon season in July and August (called Khareef) and beautiful places to wander year-round. Here are our recommendations for the eight must-see places in this special part of Oman. 1. THE BEACH AND CLIFFS AT KHOR RORI Drive about thirty minutes east of Salalah to find …

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A Guide to Oman’s Unique Architecture

Oman’s move toward modern development came in 1970, but this Arab nation has managed to retain its rich cultural heritage in many ways, from the traditional familial structure and renowned Arab hospitality to the architectural design of new homes and city planning. The City’s Take on Modern Traditional While exploring the Sultanate you will notice many architectural themes: richly decorated front doors, carved wooden ceilings, and traditional arched windows. These design motifs have been carried from Oman’s rich history into …

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3 Things to Pack for Your Trip to Oman

You completed your research and decided to travel to Oman. Your flights are booked and your travel expert is finalizing your trip itinerary. Now that you have a departure date for your visit to Oman, check out our guide to the seasons and weather of Oman, and get ready to pack. Following are some tips to get you started on how to pack with confidence for your trip to Oman. A STARTER LIST There are of course several items that …

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Souqs and Souvenirs

One key to having a rich cultural experience when traveling to a new country is getting out and being among the local people to experience what their lives look like. In Oman, few places encompass daily life better than a local souk, or open-air marketplace. The souk (pronounced “soo-k”) is a long-held practice over centuries that originated from caravans traveling through the desert and setting up camp outside cities to sell their goods. These caravans often brought luxury items, such …

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Your 5 Top Questions About Oman Answered

Oman might be one of the travel world’s best-kept secrets. Tucked into the corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is rich in history, culture, zoological and ecological wonders, and outdoor adventures. The discovery of all the beauty of Oman has brought me so much joy. Through the lens of the 5 W’s—Who, What, When, Where, Why—I collected all the basics of travel to Oman in one place for you—the future guests to my adopted home. 1) WHO SHOULD TRAVEL TO …

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Celebrate Salalah at the Khareef Festival

Each year the atmosphere and landscape of Salalah, the most populated city in the south of Oman, changes with the rainy season known as Khareef. Brown and dry mountain faces transform into lush and green views you will remember for a lifetime. The number of things to see and explore in the Salalah area during this time are endless, but one of the greatest activities for you in the city is the Salalah Tourism Festival. This carnival-like event, also called …

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A Break from the City

Day trips from Muscat Muscat is a beautiful area with many things to see and do, but if you need some time out of the city, here are three day trips to experience more of Oman’s natural beauty, history, and culture. Barka and Nakhal: Just an hour drive northwest along the coast from downtown Muscat is another large city in Oman, Barka. While visiting here, be sure to check out the showroom at the Barka Halwa Factory, where you can …

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