8 Reasons Why Planning a Trip to Oman Is the Best Idea

8 Reasons Why Planning a Trip to Oman Is the Best Idea

Oman is one of the quickest getaways from Dubai. Many locals and expats prefer visiting Oman during the long weekend. Oman the capital city of Muscat is a beautiful town which gives us many reasons to visit for a short break during the long weekends. Yes, you will be surprised to know the various attractions Muscat offers such as natural sights, gigantic mountains, spectacular beaches, and traditional architecture that will leave you amazed. Oman has some hidden gems which many people are not aware.

Jebel Akhdar Peak

Jebel Akhdar is part of the Al Hajar Mountain range and is the highest peak of Oman. The name of this place is an irony, Jebel Akhdar means Green Mountain, however, you will barely find any greenery in this place. The temperature at the peak is milder hence it is a perfect place to go. While hiking all the way to the top, you will stumble upon many beautiful terraces filled with lush green trees. If you do not want to hike all the way to the top, then you can drive which is the best way to be at this place.

Beautiful Nizwa Town

Nizwa fort is the main attraction of Nizwa, the cylindrical tower comprises of secret doors, wells, honey traps and turrets and a museum which displays the Omani life. You will have a great time visiting the Nizwa fort and wandering through the souk and take a stroll on the streets of the city.

Salalah, the Oasis

You cannot afford to miss visiting Salalah if you are in Oman. Salalah boosts the green environment and a visit during the monsoon season is no less than the icing on the cake. Apart from that, you can see the Qaboos Palace – the ancestral home of the ruler of Oman, and not to miss the beautiful beach and mosque.

Musandam Fjords

The Musandam Fjord is part of the Musandam Peninsula and is a picture-perfect backdrop location. The deserted mountains, clean water, cliffs, and terrains make it an ideal place for a relaxing halt or a one-day trip. You should try exploring the place by getting into a traditional Omani boat or Dhow Cruise.

Wahiba Sands

Explore the vast sand dunes of the country and experience Omani culture and tradition. You can opt for a desert tour which includes the adventurous desert drive, camel ride, and staying at a Bedouin tent for a relaxing and peaceful night.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque holds a religious significance in the Islamic culture. The mosque has a modern architecture with the arches, lights, and colors and it is known for the grand exterior and interior. The elaborate chandelier and the handmade carpet (the second largest carpet in the world) will surely capture your attention. The Grand Mosque is open to non-Muslim visitors too, however, be sure to dress modestly by cover hands, legs, and head while you are inside the mosque.

Masirah Island

Masirah Island is an isolated island which is home to small towns, remote beaches and most importantly it is the base for Oman Air Force. It has a few spectacular beaches which have nothing but shipwrecks. Hence, making it an ideal place for a beach picnic.

Mutrah Corniche

Boasting a scenic view of the sea and the city, Mutrah Corniche is an ideal place for such experience. Mighty mountains in the backdrop with white buildings and the tall pillars of the mosque is a view not to miss. While you are here, you can also visit the nearby souk which is a paradise for shopaholics, you can buy silver jewelry, souvenirs and fragrances in the form of Oud, incense burners and more.

We are sure you cannot resist visiting this place and are waiting for the next long weekend. To know more about famous places, and the things to see and do in your desired destinations browse through our online city tour guide. Are there any places we are missing on to add to this list? Please write to us in the comment section.

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