Where to go in Oman

The most likely entry point into Oman is the coastal capital city of Muscat, home to some of the finest luxury hotels in the Middle East, a fun souq, picturesque seafront communities and the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Muscat is also the perfect launch pad for exploration of the spectacular Hajar Mountains, the ancient market city of Nizwa, the coast towards Sur and the dunes of the Wahiba Sands. A flight south brings Salalah, the ancient staging posts of the frankincense route and the desolate but beautiful Empty Quarter into play. To the north lies the rugged exclave of the Musandam Peninsula, home to Zighy Bay and world class diving, and best reached from Dubai:

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Middle East > Oman

The Omani capital is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the Middle East. Read more

Musandam Peninsula

Middle East > Oman

The Musandam Peninsula is an exclave of Oman, cut off from the rump of the country by the UAE. Read more

Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands

Middle East > Oman

For the perfect adventure away from Muscat, explore the dramatic Hajar Mountains, the ancient city of Nizwa and the dunes of the Wahiba Sands. Read more

Salalah & the Empty Quarter

Middle East > Oman

Of Wilfred Thesiger fame, this is desert as it should be, with soaring dunes as far as the eye can see. Read more

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