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Oman

Embark on a fascinating journey into the mystery and wonder of traditional Arabia

The Sultanate of Oman is a fusion of the ancient and modern worlds blending together in perfect harmony. Here you will find modern architecture and luxury resorts and shops, sitting alongside ancient forts and ornate mosques. Visitors to Oman can sample beautiful beaches, enjoy luxurious spa treatments, experience breath-taking desert scenery and take in mountainous landscapes in this amazing and rather mystical Arabian destination.

To see the best of the impressive Islamic architecture, make sure you visit the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Mosque and the Opera House. The capital of Muscat has a wealth of bustling markets plus a luxurious selection of top-quality hotels.

Oman is a popular diving destination due to its diverse marine life, small islands, caves, marine cliffs and coral reefs.  The most well known diving areas around Muscat are Al Fahil Island, Al Makbara Bay, Al Khayran and Al Jissah Beach.There are lots of other activities to enjoy as well including boating, climbing, caving, whale watching, dolphin watching, camel racing and golf.

Visit Salalah for fascinating archaeological sites and an abundance of wildlife including migratory birds, oryx and gazelles. It’s also the gateway to the Empty Quarter and one of the top areas to view humpback and blue whales. For dramatic mountain scenery and unique geological formations, we recommend visiting attractions such as Jebel Shams and the Ophiolite rocks surrounding Muttrah Corniche.

For dune adventures, head to Wahiba Sands where you can ride the sandy hillocks in a 4×4 before enjoying a camel trek and then camping under the sparkling starry night sky.

Designer Travel have an experienced team of friendly travel experts who can tell you more about this wonderful destination and whether it’s going to be right choice for you. After a short chat about your budget and what you want from your holiday, we will search out the best options available. As Designer Travel are independent, we have access to a huge range of flights and accommodation choices so we can create your ideal luxury holiday to Oman. We are ABTA bonded and offer an after-sales service so you can rest assured that you will be well looked after from start to finish.

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Key Highlights
  • Pay a visit to the awe-inspiring Sultan Qaboos Mosque
  • See the fascinating exhibits at the Bait Al Zubair Museum
  • Get out to the dunes and enjoy an exciting dune driving safari
  • Visit the Muscat Aquarium
  • The lush landscape is a haven for hikers and bikers
  • Enjoy a spot of scuba diving off the coastline
  • Practice your bartering skills at the souks
  • Try a tasty shawarma sandwich followed by a fresh kahwa coffee
  • We recommend car hire as the best way of getting around
  • Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort boasts magnificent views of the rugged Hajar Mountains
  • For a fantastic family holiday, take a look at the five-star Al Bustan Palace

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +4 hours

Currency: Omani Rial

Climate Information

The best time to visit Oman is from October to April when temperatures range from a pleasant 25°C to 35°C. At night it rarely drops below 17°C during this period.

Coastal areas experience 1 to 4 inches of rain per year.

Leisure & Activities

Sultan Qaboos Mosque
No trip to Oman and Muscat is complete without a visit to Sultan Qaboos Mosque. This spectacular construction was completed in 1995 and can accommodate 20,000 worshippers. The Persian carpet in the main prayer hall measures a staggering 70m by 60m, making it the second largest Iranian carpet in the world. Please note that visitors are requested to dress modestly and to cover arms and legs. The mosque is closed to visitors on Friday’s.

Beaches
Oman’s coastline stretches for a distances of 3,165 km with a number of stunning beaches ranging from sandy to more remote rocky coves. Some of the more popular beaches include Dhofar, Duqm and Ras Al Hadd beach.

Bait Al Zubair Museum
Bait Al Zubair Museum is a private museum situated near the Ministry of Information in Muscat. The complex comprises of five buildings housing various Omani artefacts spanning a number of centuries. There’s also many exhibits displaying traditional Omani dress with excellent descriptions explaining the meaning of the clothing.

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