Often mistaken for a city of the United Arab Emirates, Oman is actually its own country, sitting at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. It is very different to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, so if you don’t want the skyscrapers and all of the hustle and bustle, then Oman just might be for you, but that definitely doesn’t mean you will be bored here!
At a Glance:
- Visit Muscat – No trip to Oman is complete without a sightseeing of the capital city! You can visit the many famous mosques, souques and museums whilst spending time in this beautiful city!
- Watch a show in The Royal Opera House – Again situated in Muscat, The Royal Opera House has hosted some of the most famous names in opera and ballet. There are quite often performances and they are world class so make sure you nab yourself a ticket if you’re ever here! Also, within the opera house is Opera Galleria, which is a shopping precinct dedicated to the finest locally crafted and branded goods.
- Go Kiteboarding – All across Muscat and also Masirah Island, you can give the trendy sport of kiteboarding a go! There’re dedicated camps for courses if you want to get really good, or just a session with an instructor and rental if you wanted to tick the experience off your bucket list!
- Ride into the desert sans during a Desert Safari – One of the most authentic experiences you will have in Oman is a desert safari. During this trip you will usually take in a visit to Wahiba Sands which is only accessible by an off road vehicle, 100 metre dunes, sand boarding and camel safaris. However, the real highlights would include camping under the stars with local Bedouin families and sharing their local cuisine at dinner. This visit really is once in a lifetime and sure to be at the centre of your fondest memories of Oman.