Once a destination closed off to outside visitors, the small sultanate of Oman has over the last 50 years opened up to the world around it. Today it’s a blossoming flower, ready to show off its kaleidoscope of colourful and unique sites. An Oman holiday is one full of great destinations, beautiful beaches, and wonderfully unique sights.
The heart of charming Oman is without a doubt the nation’s capital of Muscat. Having undergone rapid modernisation since the 70s, the city has carefully managed to retain its strong sense of heritage – meaning an Oman holiday is a perfect combo of modern comforts and authentic culture. Start your exploration at the centre of Muscat and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. A jaw-dropping example of modern Islamic architecture, its sheer size and ornate details are enough to make any visitor speechless. After this, stroll past the equally impressive Al Alam Palace and then either pay a visit to the National Museum for an insight into the country’s history.
Beach holidays are a popular choice in Oman and the country has numerous sandy beaches ripe for exploration – each offering sun, sea and relaxation. Sur Masirah Bay is a gorgeous beach on the Omani island of Masirah, this remote stretch of sand is the perfect place for water sports like kite-surfing. White Beach is an ideal stop-off point for anyone travelling through the country as its right between the capital Muscat and Sur – this white-sand beach is an isolated beauty so bring your own packed lunch.
Next on your Muscat itinerary, explore the sonorous Mutrah Souk. Muscat has for centuries been an important merchant port linking the Middle East with Asia and nowhere is this more apparent than in its bustling market. Here you can find lots of traditional Arab and Indian artefacts, as well as treat your taste buds to some of the delicious food available here. Oman may not be as famous and as loud as other holiday destinations along the Arabian Gulf, but it’s by far one of the most rewarding and unique gems in the region, and it’s ripe for exploring.
Whether you want to spend your Oman holiday relaxing on a beach, or checking out the gorgeous architecture in the capital of Muscat, we have a holiday package that’s perfect for you. We offer a variety of all-inclusive and package holidays to Oman, ideal for those of you who want someone else to take over the booking and arranging of your holiday. We also offer a selection of holidays to Oman for those who would prefer to stay in a bed and breakfast or half-board accommodation, while excursions and local visits can also be organised easily. Take a look at the options we have available and book through us today.
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