Little villages pop up out of nowhere, and it's fascinating getting an insight into their day-to-day life - many seemingly function off little more than dates and water!
Ra, Original Traveller
Blessed with spectacular mountain, desert and coastal scenery, a luxury holiday in Oman is a calm, relaxed affair, in contrast to its glitzy neighbour the United Arab Emirates.
Why we think you’ll love it
- This is one of the best short(ish) haul winter sun destinations around, complete with beautiful landscapes to explore and a selection of seriously luxurious hotels
- There's a hotel for everyone: families will love The Shangri La and The Al Bustan, which vaguely resembles the Ministry of Magic from Harry Potter. The Chedi's where uber-cool couples should head - you're guaranteed to feel like a celebrity
- No luxury holiday in Oman is complete without a night's stay in the desert - the rolling dunes are beautiful, and there are plenty of exciting activities to get stuck into. The mountains further north make for a great backdrop for a 4x4 ride