Oman is a truly fantastic family holiday destination. While, it may not be the first place to spring to mind when thinking about family travel, but it certainly deserves to.
Starting off with the beach part of Oman, the Barr al Jissah
resort, set on a private bay just outside Muscat, is the best place
for a family holiday, with superb facilities for all ages. Dolphin
and whale-watching trips are available from the jetty, and located
within the resort of Barr al Jissah, there's also an Omani Heritage
Village where you can see Arabian horses and admire traditional
crafts such as henna painting.
After a few days by the sea, get a change of scene on the family
holiday by going on a privately guided 4x4 safari into the
interior, taking in beautiful mountain panoramas, oasis villages
and fantastic medieval forts that look just how forts should.
Driving on to the desert known as the Wahiba Sands, your family can
ride camels across the dunes and spend the night at a Bedouin
After a sleep-out under the stars, head back towards the coast
of Oman via wadis where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in
natural freshwater pools. Heading back to the coast, you can take a
boat trip on a traditional dhow, go snorkelling off deserted
beaches and, at certain times of year, watch turtles coming ashore
to lay their eggs or new hatchlings making their way down to the
surf by moonlight.
Not bad, Sinbad. An Oman family holiday ticks all the boxes.