Oman Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Local Culture
- 87%Adventure Travelers
- 76%Luxury Travelers
- 62%History Buffs
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- OmanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5
A fascinating country in the remote southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman offers much to to the traveler. From craggy mountain hikes to secluded villages, exploring wadis with 4x4 trucks, bathing on white sand beaches, witnessing the sea turtles laying eggs, climbing over ancient forts, shopping in the souks, and leaning about the traditions of Omani culture. Know that Oman is not for the low-budget traveler. Much of the tourism is geared towards high-spenders.Recommended for:
- OmanMember ofLocal CultureAdventure Travelers
In the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, lies the often-overlooked Sultanate of Oman. Balanced delicately on the edge of tradition and modernity, no latter day towers of Babel reach to the heavens here – only the jagged Hajar Mountains and the peaks of minarets silhouette the skyline.
Still, modernity slips through the seams of time and custom – a cell phone fished from a camel herder’s dishdasha (a floor-length shirt-dress worn by Omani men); a Dolce Gabana bag on the shoulder of a veiled woman in an elegant black abeyya (a thin polyester gown of sorts); Lexus and Hummers cruising along a super-highway fringed with fluttering palm trees through Sohar, the boyhood home of Sinbad the Sailor.
Real and mythic charms notwithstanding, Oman is most famous for its obscurity – a shame considering it hosts a surprising number of extreme sports opportunities (mountain climbing, hiking sandboarding kite-surfing and diving included) and some of the region’s most spectacular scenery. From the giant coppered-colored dunes of the Empty Quarter and the monsoon-green hills of Dhofar, to the fjords of Musandam, a surfeit of forts and thousands of kilometers of white, virginal beaches in between, Oman is the hidden jewel in the crown of Arabia.
- OmanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 9
Oman is an unspoiled haven of Middle Eastern tradition. Surrounded by dramatic mountains, the ‘Grand Canyon of the Middle East,’ and miles of turquoise seas, tradition and modernity converge. The Chedi is a multiple award-winning property, fusing sensual Omani architecture with stylish design. Expect to see a beautiful international crowd sipping Singapore Slings whilst soaking in indented beds in the longest infinity pool in the Middle East. On-site chocolatiers, patisserie chefs and cake artisans bring Arabian Nights fantasies to life.Recommended for:
- OmanMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersWellnessLuxury Travelers
Love this country and the capital of Muscat, make sure you go diving here...check out the Oman Dive Center for details. This is one of the top 10 locations in the World to dive from what I hear.
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