Oman, is the ideal destination for those looking for some relaxation in the sunshine, fresh air in the mountains or adventure in the desert. As a hidden jewel of the Middle East this destination has a variety of regions offering a myriad of activities and landscapes these are the key regions of Oman that we operate holidays and tours to.
As the gateway to Oman, the vibrant capital city of Muscat is home to traditional Arabesque buildings, beaches and bustling souks. The myriad of cultural attractions makes this city ideal for those looking to gain an insight into authentic Arabian culture. Key cultural sites include the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Mutrah Souk, and Royal Opera House. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy excursions, including a dolphin boat trip or snorkelling tour around the Dimaniyat Islands.
Muscat experiences a hot, arid climate with year-round sunshine and low rainfall. A good time to visit this capital city is during October - April when humidity is at is lowest and temperatures peak at 35c. Whereas the summer months bring temperatures that reach into the high 40's.
Forming part of the Al Hajar mountain range, Jebel Akhdar has steep mountains, breathtaking canyons and fertile orchards of roses and pomegranates. Ideal for those who love spending time in the great outdoors, this tranquil region offers plenty of hiking opportunities and endless numbers of wadis. Top sights include the picturesque village of Bilad Sayt and the adventure seekers paradise - Snake Canyon.
Jebl Akhdar offers a refreshing climate, with temperatures often 15c cooler than Muscat. To witness roses in full bloom the best time to visit is between March and April.
The sweeping golden dunes of the Wahiba Sands provide an idyllic remote retreat from modern society. Days here can include adrenaline-pumping desert activities, such as dune-bashing and sandboarding, or relaxed evenings by the fire and enchanting sky-gazing.
With its hot desert climate, the Wahiba Sands offers warm daytime temperatures and colder evenings. The best time to visit this region is between November and March, when the highest average temperature is 32C. Many of the desert camps close during the hot summer months as temperatures reach 50C.
Providing a flavour of Zanzibar right in the heart of Arabia, Salalah was wonderful coconut-fringed beaches, banana plantations, and captivating culture. Renowned as the land of Frankincense, Salalah is home, to a diverse range of natural wonders and countless archaeological sites. Must-see sights include the famous Al Baleed archaeological park, the Jabal Samhan waterfall, and the Wadi Darbat.
Temperatures in Salalah rarely reach above 33c and the majority of rainfall occurs during the months of July and August. These summer months are renowned, as being the best time to visit when the lush green mountain peaks are celebrated during the Khareef festival.
Separated from the rest of Oman by the United Arab Emirates, the Musandam Peninsula is famed for its rocky inlets, small villages,and dramatic mountain roads. The clear waters provide a calming setting for Dhow cruises and excellent conditions for snorkelling and it's worth paying a visit to the small forts in the regional capital Khasab.
This region experiences warm daytime temperatures, colder evenings and low rainfall. During the summer months, the highest average temperature is 36c in July.