Oman

Middle East

Overview

Oman is one of the few countries around the world that really has it all; a peaceful atmosphere for a perfect family holiday, a warm exotic scenery fit for a honeymoon, a spectacular range of activities for the adventurous, an amazing eco-friendly tourism environment and a rich cultural heritage.

From its mountains to its beaches, its deserts to its islands, Oman is home to an endless list of outdoor activities that will leave you gratified. Its forts, museums, religious sites and souks accentuate its whimsical charm while its high end resorts, spas and hotels extend you the luxury and comfort you are looking for when you're looking to enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation.

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Mutrah Souq, Khasab Fort, Grand Mosque

Culture Norms: Foreigners are generally made to feel very welcome in Oman, although in return you’ll be expected to abide scrupulously by Omani cultural norms. Dressing appropriately is perhaps the single most important thing to remember. Women should wear loose clothing, with arms and shoulders covered. Skirts, if worn, should reach at least beneath the knee, although wearing trousers is probably a better option.

Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water - 0.3 $, coffee – 4 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 22 $

Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 999

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Precautions

Vaccinations: The risks to health whilst travelling will vary between individuals and many issues need to be taken into account, e.g. activities abroad, length of stay and general health of the traveller. It is recommended that you consult with your General Practitioner or Practice Nurse 6-8 weeks in advance of travel.

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Currency

Name: Omani Rial

Symbol: OMR

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Weather conditions

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Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 2 hours

This trip is a unique experience offering you some stunning panoramic views of the coast of Muscat. This short trip will take you all along the beautiful promenade of Muscat and provide you with ample opportunities to capture some pictures of some of the landmarks of the city. You'll see the port, Al Bustan Palace Hotel and the breathtaking Al Alam Palace, the residence of the Sultan, with its amazing architecture and its famous twin Portuguese forts. 

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Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 10 hours

Spot dolphins on board a boat and enjoy the scenery and weather on this full-day tour of relaxation and fun. The coast of Oman is blessed with a about 21 different species of dolphins & whales and if you're lucky, you can spot one of them! Whales & dolphins have been identified along the coast of Oman, including the Blue Whale which is seldom seen anywhere else in the world. After an amazing day at sea, you will be transferred to your hotel. While it is not guaranteed that you will spot dolphins on every trip, it sure will be an enjoyable experience onboard our boat.

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Location: Asch-Scharqiyya, Oman
Duration: 10 hours

Enjoy the stunning views of the waters of the Arabian Sea on one side and the rocky cliffs on the other, on this exciting drive along the coast road of Oman. The first stop on this drive is at Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. You'll make a stop at the white sandy Fins beach for a swim and continue to Wadi Shaab & Tiwi Village. A walk through the narrow roads leads you to lush plantations and pools with clear waters. Further ahead are the ruins at of Qalhat, one of the oldest towns and seaports in Oman. Today only the remnants of the city walls remain here. Visit the tomb of the holy lady, Bibi Maryam, which stands high up on the cliff top.

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Location: Al Batinah, Oman
Duration: 9 hours

If you're in Oman and want to explore nature and natural beauty, then this full-day trip is where you should go! You will start with visiting to the beautiful village of Wakan that offers you some amazing scenery with its lush plantations, terrace farming and a variety of fruits and vegetables it is famous for. Finally, you'll visit the gorgeous Wadi Al Abyad, where you can go on a short trek to enjoy its beauty or maybe take some pictures. You will then return to Muscat.

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Location: `Ibri, Oman
Duration: 10 hours

Join this full-day tour to the city of Ibri and visit the Hajjar Mountains rising over 2000 meters! You will stop at the town of Al Hamra where 400 years old mud houses are still standing and occupied. You'll also visit the gorge of Wadi Nakhr, which is one of Oman’s greatest natural wonders. Next is a visit to the mountain village of Misfah and the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul. You'll be amazed by Jebel Shams (mountain of the Sun) which is the tallest peak in Oman at a height of 3010 meters offering spectacular views of its surroundings.

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