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, 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 or perhaps mountainous landscapes. Enjoy a dune driving safari, visit the Muscat Aquarium or just enjoy the rich culture heritage of this amazing and rather mystical Arabian destination
Time Difference: GMT +4 hours
Currency: Omani Rial
The best time to visit Oman is from October to April when temperatures range from a pleasant 25 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees. At night it rarely drops below 17 degrees Celsius during this period. Coastal areas experience 1 to 4 inches of rain per year.
Sultan Qaboos Mosque
No trip to Oman and Muscat is complete without a visit to Sultan Qaboos Mosque. Its spectacular construction was completed in 1995 and can accommodate 20,000 worshipers. The Persian carpet in the main prayer hall measures a staggering 70m by 60m, making it the second largest Iranian carpet in the world. Visitors are requested to dress modestly and to cover arms and legs. The mosque is closed to visitors on Friday’s.
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
Opened in 1998, 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.