Oman at a glance

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Deserts Whether on a camping trip to the sands of Ash Sharqiyyah (Wahiba) or on a dune tour by Jeep – the deserts of Oman are unforgettable. Experience the seemingly endlessness and silence of the desert and the rich red glow of sunset on towering sand dunes; hot during the day and cool at night. Look at the stars in the clear night sky. Get to know the traditional lifestyle of desert camps, enjoy barbecues and traditional folklore. Bedouins will offer you handmade souvenirs. Sea and beaches With more than 1700 km of beaches, the Sultanate of Oman offers a wide range of activities, from relaxing at one of the many unspoilt beaches in natural surroundings, to water sports such as a visit to the marine reserve at Damaniyat Island. Here you can dive in a sensual of world of exotic fish, turtles, dolphins, sharks and whales. Old ship wrecks and colorful coral reefs await snorkelers and divers. Some island beaches and hidden bays can only be reached by water. To get there charter a yacht or a local fisherman’s speedboat; it’s up to you. Wadis Swim or hike through the depths of a deep canyon, walk through the reeds and observe large schools of fresh water fish in Wadi Bani Khalid. Alternatively you can relax in the magnificent green and rich vegetation of Wadi Al Abyadh, where you can forget all the worries of your everyday life with a relaxing picnic. For the adventuresome exciting trekking and jeep tours are waiting. For friends of nature these regions offer an incomparable biodiversity. Birdwatchers should be prepared for some great moments. Mountains Explore the fascinating mountains of Oman. By following the old footpaths of the Hajar Mountains, you can reach some of the most unspoilt corners of Arabia. In the North you can see high mountains thrusting almost vertically into blue fjords. Through the influence of the monsoon in the South you will find fertile valleys and green hills. Whether abseiling in Wadi Guhl canyon, climbing or trekking in the peaks of Jebel Akhdar – Oman offers a wide range of activities for mountain lovers and adventure seekers. Explore abandoned villages that have been almost seamlessly built into the hillsides, or enjoy fantastic views from lofty pinnacles. A truly mountain experience is waiting for you. Culture Oman - country of Sinbad the Sailor and the land of frankincense. Almost everywhere, the cultural essence of the Sultanate can be sampled. Visit the labyrinth of narrow alleys of a market place or some of the numerous historical monuments. Several ancient forts and falaj (traditional water systems) are protected by UNESCO under World Heritage listing. Some museums are dedicated to traditional handcrafts, and skills, which are still passed on from one generation to the next. Whether it be the production of a Khanjar (a convoluted silver dagger), ceramics or weaving; in the Sultanate of Oman a lot of things are still handmade. Accommodation Due to our famous Arabian hospitality, visitors to the Sultanate of Oman can find accommodation at almost every location; these range from simple desert camps, to apartment style vacation homes, and up to luxurious Six-Star-Hotels. Whether for families, couples or singles, Oman has accommodation to suit everyone. This especially applies in the capitol Muscat. Here visitors can choose between many hotels, and categories from Budget to Blow out, including many international hotel chains.

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