Oman – A cocktail of sights and senses

Sultanate of Oman which is fondly referred as the “Jewel of Arabia” is located in southwest Asia, on southeast coast of Arabian Peninsula. Its unique geographical position, closeness to international trade routes and ancient and glorious history makes it one of the most prosperous and influential countries in the region throughout its history. Not so long ago, Oman was just a landing strip of absolute nothingness but under the guidance of Sultan Qaboos Bin, the country has now come into its own and is now become one of the most sought after tourist destination.

Sawadi Fort in Oman

Sawadi Fort in Oman

With sand and gravel deserts, rugged striated mountains, crumbling villages, hundreds of ancient forts, year-round sunshine, authentic Arabian experience, the country is truly a cocktail of sights and senses that will not leave you so easily. So if you are planning a trip to Oman, be it for travel, honeymoon, sightseeing or expedition, get ready for a fun-filled, adventurous holiday experience that you’ll find nowhere else. If you are ready for all these alluring attractions and authentic Arabian lifestyle then, Oman is undoubtedly a perfect destination for you. Why wait to visit such an alluring destination, catch low price flights to Oman and enjoy a spirited holiday experience.

Magnificent Museums

Oman has some beautiful museums which acquaint you with glorious past of country. So visit Armed Forces Museum which is located at fort Al Falaj House in Ruwi region in the Governorate Muscat. The museum accommodates weapons, clothing, instruments and other defense system of country which depicts development of Omani forces throughout its history. Enjoy a visit to Bait Al Barandah Museum which is historical and cultural site in Muscat and is known as “House of Naseeb”. The museum recounts the history of Muscat since its geological formation to present day. Children Museum is also a great place to visit if you are with your kids. Here you find simplified version of science and technology which is presented to them in an animated version.

Enjoy diving or dolphin watching

Oman’s waters is unspoiled so as its marine life. It draws world’s most die-hard diving fans, swimmers and surfers. The water over here is rich with reef and whale sharks and you can enjoy watching playing dolphins. There is plenty of excursions available departing from Muscat which allows you to get up close and personal to local flippers. Admire the coastline and see these friendly creatures in their natural habitat.

Don’t miss some of the best nature reserves

Oman is blessed with plenty of natural bounty which is well preserved in its natural reserves. Enjoy a visit to Oman Botanic Garden which was established near old Al Khoudh over an estimated area of 425 hectares in Wilayt Al Seeb, Muscat. It is one of the largest botanic garden in Gulf region. Do visit Al-Dimaniyat Island Nature Reserve which is about 18 kilometers off the coast of Barka. Spreading across 100 hectares, it is composed of nine islands. The reserve features pristinely beautiful beaches of white sand and crystal clear water which is rich in natural heritage and replete with several kinds of coral reefs. The island is a home to large number of sea turtles that lay their eggs and the place is no less than a magnet for migratory birds. Do visit Al Jabal Al Akhdhar Sanctuary for its sheer natural beauty. Rises up to the height of 2,980 meters, it is renowned for its Mediterranean climate which produces a variety of fruits. To enjoy and explore such a beautiful paradise of nature, book cheap flights to Muscat and enjoy a great journey to this great destination.

Don’t miss a visit to Nizwa

Do visit Nizwa which is considered to be an intellectual capital of Sultanate and is a home to many eminent writers and thinkers. Major attraction of Nizwa is Nizwa Fort which is said to be the oldest fort in Oman. The fort is the reminder of town’s significance through turbulent periods in Oman’s long history and is country’s most visited national monument. Nizwa Souk too is worth visiting where visitors can shop for traditional goods.

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