Holidays in Oman

Oman is an Arab country on the southeastern coast, of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Oman shares borders with Yemen to the southwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, United Arab Emirates to the northwest; Oman also shares marine borders, with Iran and Pakistan.

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Holiday in Oman

The main cities in Oman are located along the north and southeast coast, and include the capital city Muscat, Salalah in the south, and Sohar and Sur in the north. There are mountains along the north and southeast coast, Al Hajar Mountains and Qara or Dhofar Mountains, respectively.

Dibba is a series of small towns in Oman, which are the gateway to the Musandam peninsula on land, and the fishing villages of Musandam by sea. Oman’s exclave, Musandam peninsula is located on the Strait of Hormuz, with United Arab Emirates, separating it from the rest of Oman.

Oman is an ideal location for visiting tourists from all over the world, making tourism one of the contributing factors to the country’s economy. According to The World Travel & Tourism Council, Oman is the fastest growing tourism destination in the Middle East. To give credence to this, the capital city of Oman emerged as the best city, to visit in the world (2012) – an award from travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet.

The National Museum of Oman is a place worth visiting, to experience Oman’s heritage dating as far back as two million years ago; the museum also has 14 permanent galleries. The Bait Al-Zubair Museum is another museum, with lots of Omani artifacts; the museum has a gallery, Gallery Sarah, which displays paintings and photographs, of local and international artists.

The capital of Oman, Muscat, which is located in the Gulf of Oman, has stunning views of the mountains. Muttrah Souk market in Muscat, Oman, is a very lively market that perfectly blends ancient and modern sceneries.

Towards the north of Muscat, Oman, there is a coastal region called Al Batinah. Al Batinah is a choice location for tourists, because of the amazing sites there, from golden beaches to forts at Al Hazm, Rustaq, and Nakhal. In this part of Oman, there is provision for visitors to explore the place by driving a circular route, called the Rustaq Loop. This Loop covers many fascinating sites, including Wadi Abyad and Wadi Bani Awf – some of the area’s most beautiful wadis.

Other interesting and fascinating places to visit in Oman include Jebel Shams, Wadi Ghul, Madha, Masirah Island, Hajar Mountains, Muscat’s public beach, Royal Opera House, and the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, and Wahiba Sands.

Zighy Bay is one of Oman’s biggest attractions for visitors. It is located on the east side of Oman, in Musandam.