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Understanding Oman - An Overview

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The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (Photo Courtesy: Richard Bartz)
The Royal Opera House (Photo Courtesy: Pravinpisolkar)
Sharqiyah Sands (Photo Courtesy: Andries Oudshoorn)
Nakhal Fort (Photo Courtesy: Andries Oudshoorn)
Jebel Akhdar (Photo Courtesy: Philipp Weigell)
Jabrin Fort
Sur Dhow Yards (Photo Courtesy: StellarD)
Burdah Rock Bridge

Oman is a popular getaway in southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula that is home to well-preserved heritage, rich Arabic culture and renowned destination resorts.

A majority of Oman’s population is clustered in and around Muscat, its capital, and around its coastline. A historic city, Muscat today is a bustling modern metropolis, representing Oman’s global vision and ambitions. In contrast to Muscat, a visit to Oman’s countryside and its glistening desert and stunning valleys takes you straight into the world of ‘Arabian Nights’.

For the adventurous, Oman’s abundant natural beauty, diverse landscape, golden desert, and pristine coastline offer exciting opportunities for enjoying 4x4 desert safaris, mountain trekking, scuba diving, dhow sailing and a lot more.

Oman is a popular getaway for evolved travellers looking for an alternative to Dubai / UAE.

Climate - Winter (October to March) is an ideal season to explore Oman. Winters are relatively milder with day temperature between 25-30 degree Celcius.

Airport - Muscat International Airport

Currency - Omani Rial

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  • Sur has traditionally been the shipbuilding capital of Oman. A walk around the dhow yards will more

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  • The Sunaysilah Castle is perched on a hill with a simple square plan. The 300-year-old castle has more

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  • Ras al Jinz

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  • Wadi Tiwi

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  • Qalhat

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    Muscat ( 22 Kms )
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    Muscat ( 7 Kms )
  • The Royal Opera House is the hub of Oman's musical, arts, and cultural events. The Royal Opera more

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    Muscat ( 10 Kms )
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  • Nakhal Fort

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    Muscat ( 261 Kms )
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    Muscat ( 255 Kms )
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    Muscat ( 241 Kms )