The Sultanate of Oman is located nearby the UAE, or at least a very short distance away by air. Located in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is bordered by the UAE, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. From the late 17th century, the Omani Sultanate was a powerful empire with great influence across the region. Its power declined in the 20th century, however, Muscat retained its importance as a trading port in the Persian Gulf region within the Indian Ocean. Gravel desert plain covers most of Oman with mountain ranges covering much of the North of the Country. The Capital City, Muscat, has seen growth and development to a now-vibrant economy and a very multi-ethnic society. Oman is celebrated for its beauty, particularly, for its mountain ranges and ancient and natural springs throughout the country. If you do not wish to stay in Muscat, the place that is very popular with residents from the Gulf Region is Salalah, the second largest City in Oman (in the Dhofar Province).
The Highlights Oman:
Visiting Oman does not need to be only relaxing. Oman boasts immense opportunity for great adventures. From traditional desert safari’s, camel rides, camping, caving and off road-activities, it also has numerous opportunities for Water sports, through to Dolphin and Whale watching. Speak with your Hotel Resort to find out the activities that are available to you at the time of travel.
Don’t forget to….
Visit one of the Hot Springs in Oman. Combined with the Palm date plantations, some of the mountainous areas (that produce such springs) provide such an abundance of water at varying temperatures. Remember to ask your Hotel Resort for more information on which Springs you would like to see as there are a number of them at differing distances.