Holidays in Oman can be anything that you want them to be! Active or restful, exploring history or modernity – Oman has plenty to offer.
Whatever draws you to Oman, the one thing you get is a taste of Arabia. Strange as it is to say it, in my experience you don’t always find that in North Africa and the Middle East – life can be quite westernised, and the pictures you have in your head may not tally with what you see when you arrive.
But in Oman, there’s still that flavour. The landscape is one of deserts, mountains and sweeping beaches – the climate offering year-round sunshine. The people are more traditional than you find in many other countries in the region, with traditional dress often still worn.
Despite this, it is a modern, vibrant place too – and accommodation, especially around the capital Muscat, reflects this. There’s no shortage of luxurious options – on the beach, within range of the city’s markets, mosques and the forts that once guarded the harbour towns.
And if you want to get away from it all, that’s equally possible. The Wahiba Sands provide opportunities to camp in the dunes, the coastal town of Sur is a laid-back treat. A favourite hideaway of ours in Oman is the Six Senses hotel in Zighy Bay, where the diving is spectacular and the activities are wonderful.
But the options are plentiful and we always start from scratch with a guided sightseeing programme to the country, so you can make your holidays in Oman your very own.