Dolphin and Whale spotting

The waters of the Arabian Gulf are home to a staggering number of dolphins and migrating whales.

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Isabel, Eleanor and Ra are here to help give you the inside track.

Key Stats

Flight from London London

7:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +4 hrs

Original Travel use the best guides and boatmen to all but guarantee sightings, but more importantly to do so in a manner that causes no alarm to the mammals.

The best time to go is early morning, when dolphin sightings are pretty much a certainty, but there is also a chance to see several different species of whale.


Original Highlight

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One lucky group last year saw a pod of killer whales off Muscat.

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Where to stay

Pool at Shangiri- la Barr al Jissah, luxury hotel in Muscat, Oman

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah

Situated on a dramatic stretch of coastline just outside Muscat, the hotels are set amid 124 acres overlooking a private bay, with rugged mountains to the rear.

Six Senses Zighy Bay, luxury hotel in Oman

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Zighy Bay has a dramatic setting on the Musandam Peninsula, an exclave of the Sultanate of Oman, separated from the rest of Oman by the United Arab Emirates.

Pool at Al Bustan Palace, luxury hotel in Muscat, Oman

Al Bustan Palace

Fully renovated in 2008, the hotel has the most comprehensive facilities in the region, including a 1km curve of sandy beach and acres of tropical gardens dotted with palm trees.

Garden at The Chedi, luxury hotel in Muscat, Oman

The Chedi

The award-winning Chedi is one of the very best hotels in the Gulf Region, home to luxurious guestrooms and suites, some of the finest cuisine in the Middle East and what could be a contender for the world’s longest hotel swimming pool.

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Isabel, Eleanor and Ra are our Muscat experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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