Oman Highlights

Discover here some of our favourite places and travel experiences, which can be included in your personalised itinerary. Together with our suggestions for unique accommodation choices, use them as a starting point, combine them with your own ideas.

Bahla: Fort and pottery

Bahla Fort is located at Wilayt Bahla, in the A’Dakhiliyah Governorate, one of 4 historic fortresses situated at the foot of the Jebel Akhdar Highlands.

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Jabal Al Akhdar: Green Mountain

Take a thrilling, 4 wheel drive, two hour ascent along mountain passes from Muscat to the 3000m plateau of Jabal Al Akhdar, or Green Mountain.

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Jabrin Fort

Jabrin is a wonderfully preserved castle, built in 1675 by Imam Bil-arab bin Sultan as a defensive position, and a centre of learning for astrology, medicine, and Islamic law.

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Jebel Shams: Spectacular mountain scenery

Located north west of Nizwa, in the Al Hajar Mountains, at over 3000m Jebel Shams is Oman’s highest peak.

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Musandam: land of Fiords and mountains

Located at the very northern tip of Oman, standing sentry over the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, and divided from the rest of Oman by a wedge of the United Arab Emirates, the Musandam Peninsula is easily accessible by a thrilling mountain road from Dubai, or by air or magical Oman Sea cruise, from Muscat.

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Muscat: Dolphin watching and Sultan's Palace

Muscat, Oman’s capital, is a dizzying conflation of the sultanate’s rich cultural heritage, as old as civilisation, and its bright, modern contemporary architecture.

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Nakhal Fort

Set amid a picturesque town against the austere backdrop of the Hajar Mountains, Nakhal is one of Oman’s most dramatic forts. Its pre-Islamic foundations built upon a rock

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Nizwa Historic Fort and Goat auction at the souq on Friday.

Set at the foot of Al Jebel Al Akhdar, or Green Mountain, Nizwa is a city draped in orchards, bisected by clear mountain rivers and shaded by date palms

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Ras Al Hadd: Turtle Reserve

Each year 20,000 Green Sea Turtles make the perilous journey from the Red Sea, and East African Coast, to lay their eggs on the beaches extending from Ras al Hadd to Masirah Island in the Al Sharqiyah South Governorate.

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Rustaq Fort

Rustaq is a town, also a wilayah or district in the Al Batinah region of the western Hajar range of mountains, and formerly the capital of Oman.
Discover Rustaq Fort, pre-dating Islam by 4 centuries.

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Salalah: Beach and frankincense

Located in Oman’s south, and capital of the Dhofar region, Salalah is a colourful, subtropical city, its character shaped by Oman’s former East African territories.

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Sur: Corniche and Dhowyards

Located south of Muscat on the Oman Sea, Sur is an ideal base from which to take a day trip to the wadis of Tiwi and Shab, or the unforgettable turtle reserves at Ras al-Jinz

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Wadi Bani Khalid

Wadi Bani Khalid is the best-known wadi of the Sharqiyah region. All year round, its streams maintains a constant flow of water

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Wahiba Sands: watch sunset on the desert and sleep under the stars

The deep red rolling sand dunes of The Wahiba Sands stretches as far as the eye can see and rises up to 200 metres.

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