Oman has much to offer intrepid travellers looking for diverse adventures; here are some of the best destinations to visit and the key things to do as well.
In southern Oman is Salalah, a city known for its lush greenery during the Khareef (monsoon) season and idyllic beaches home to properties like Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. Here, you can enjoy water sports, dolphin watching, sunset cruises and visits to the Al Baleed Archaeological Park and the Museum of the Land of Frankincense.
The deserts of the Dhofar province provide captivating exploration in Oman. Attractions abound here and are best experienced on luxury mobile camping escapades. You will get the chance to travel to secluded spots in the Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert on the planet with dunes sometimes reaching heights of 200 metres!
Also known as Al Jabal Al Akhdar, the Green Mountain is a destination where travellers will feel as if they have stepped back in time. Hiking amidst the inspiring mountain landscapes is not to be missed and on your journeys of discovery, you will come across terraced orchards, intriguing wadis, secret waterfalls and ancient villages.
Last but not least is the capital, Muscat, where you can soak up the local culture. Amongst its top attractions is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque with its stunning chandelier and handmade Persian carpet. Other sites of interest include the Mutrah Souq, a bustling historical market and the Mutrah Corniche with its waterfront promenade.