Things to do in Oman

Visitors to Oman will be well and truly spoilt for activities. The luxury hotels in Oman are so good that it might be a wrench to drag yourself away from the poolside, but with watersports from diving off the Damaniyat Islands to dhow rides along the pristine coastline, and adventures such as quad-biking and 4x4 safaris through mountain gorges and desert dunes to consider, leaving the confines of the hotel are highly recommended. Oh, and don't forget the paragliding, canyoning, caving, desert camping and dolphin spotting boat rides:

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Diving Oman

Middle East > Oman

Oman has some excellent and – relatively – unspoilt diving along long stretches of its coastline, and there are sure to be new dive sites discovered in the coming years. Read more

Dolphin and Whale spotting

Middle East > Oman > Muscat

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

Dhow ride

Middle East > Oman > Muscat

Spend an afternoon and overnight on a traditional dhow for the perfect romantic getaway from Muscat’s hotels. Read more


Middle East > Oman > Musandam Peninsula

Only available at the Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay, and quite some way to arrive into the hotel. Read more

4x4 Adventure

Middle East > Oman > Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands

A tailor-made guided desert safaris is the ideal way to take in the very best scenery that Oman has to offer, and Original Travel can personalise an itinerary to suit your exact requirements. Read more

Explore the Saiq Plateau

Middle East > Oman > Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands

Now that there is some seriously comfortable accommodation in the Hajar Mountains, we recommend extending your stay in the region to explore more of the extraordinary mountain scenery. Read more

Nizwa & the Livestock Market

Middle East > Oman > Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands

Friday sees the ancient Omani capital of Nizwa come to life for the weekly livestock market where farmers and traders arrive from as far afield as Salalah with their animals to barter and trade at one of the finest traditional markets in the Middle East. Read more

Empty Quarter 4x4 Adventure

Middle East > Oman > Salalah & the Empty Quarter

A four-wheel drive tour into the breathtaking Empty Quarter, of Wilfred Thesiger fame, where a mobile camp awaits. Read more


Middle East > Oman > Salalah & the Empty Quarter

Original Travel has exclusive access to the private camps on the beach near Salalah and the Empty Quarter. Read more

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