This unique nation is ideal for anyone seeking a luxurious escape without the excessive glitz found in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
Indeed, Oman has everything you would expect from a far-flung Arabian land, with ancient forts, thriving souks and miles of unspoilt golden sands just waiting to be explored.
Its location, close to the equator, also ensures great weather can be enjoyed all year round, with very little rain for visitors to worry about.
Offering over 3,000km of stunning coastline, Oman has its fair share of incredible beaches, bays and lagoons with visitors welcome to enjoy the pristine sands and clear azure waters.
While most of the luxury hotels have their own private beaches, which offer a variety of water sports and activities, there are many excellent public beaches, where travellers can relax, camp or host a barbeque.
While Oman may not have the hype of some of its neighbouring destinations, travellers seeking luxury retreats and sumptuous sanctuaries will not be disappointed.
From opulent mountain hideaways to indulgent beachside abodes, this sensational nation has it all, with options to suit every need and budget.
Whether holidaying as a family, couple or with friends, you will find elegant accommodation, mouth-watering cuisine and ample leisure facilities to please guests of all ages.
Oman is a culture vulture’s paradise, with a proud heritage entwined in seafaring, exploration and trading.
This fascinating history is still evident in Oman today, with traditional jewellery, clothing and handmade crafts available to buy in many of the nation’s souqs and markets.
The country’s unique past is also reflected in the design and décor of modern landmarks, including the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Royal Opera House, both in in the capital city of Muscat.
Oman’s rich heritage can also be explored at the Natural History Museum, while a number of ancient forts, watchtowers and villages are also open to visitors.
For anyone craving a little adventure, the natural wonders of Oman need to be seen to be believed.
From unspoilt deserts to towering mountains, there is an array of captivating sights waiting to be discovered.
Keen hikers may want to take a trek up Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest peak. Also known as The Mountain of the Sun, it offers incredible views over the Wadi Ghul gorge.
Visitors may also want to pay a visit to Sharqiya Sands, sometimes known as Wahiba Sands, which is a unique desert, accessible via camel ride or 4x4 car journeys. Here visitors can get a taste of authentic Bedouin life and a fascinating insight into Oman’s culture.
If it is action and excitement you seek in a holiday, Oman is the perfect destination to embrace thrilling new experiences.
Thanks to its diverse landscape, Oman offers a host of activities, both on land and at sea.
Visitors can take the plunge and enjoy a variety of water sports, including snorkelling, sailing, jet skiing and kayaking. Oman’s coastline is also a superb spot for diving, with a host of colourful marine life waiting to be discovered.
Those who prefer to stay dry can enjoy cycling, climbing or kite surfing, while the more adventurous may like to try their hand at paragliding, caving or off-roading with a 4-wheel drive adventure, whether in the desert or exploring a wadi.
Start planning your Oman adventure. Take a look at the hotels and resorts on offer and book your dream holiday today.