The Sultanate of Oman is a wonderful country that sits just South of the United Arab Emirates. The area has a long history and boasts a wide range of beautiful terrain.
The central part of Oman is dominated by spectacular desert landscapes. Some parts of the desert, such as Wahiba Sands, are an important attraction for excitement-seeking holidaymakers. Wahiba Sands boasts massive dunes, standing up to 150 meters high, in beautiful shades of gold and orange. Camping out among the dunes is a popular activity. Other ways to experience the desert include desert safari tours and rollercoaster-like drives up and down the colossal dunes.
With luxury Oman holidays, you will get experience some spectacular beaches along the Southern and Eastern coasts. The very warm climate and clear, clean waters make the sandy beaches of Oman into attractive locations for a luxurious, relaxing holiday. Some of the beaches in Oman are truly spectacular. Bright blue waves lap onto soft, golden sands which are studded with multi-coloured shells that look like precious gems.
One of the most popular beach destinations in Oman is Salalah in the far South. Combining fantastic beaches with vibrant green scenery further inland, Salalah is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing holiday surrounded by the beauty of nature. Until fairly recently, Salalah was accessible only be a long drive from the nearest city. However, as more and more people braved the 12 hour trip to experience the beauty of the region, an airport was opened up making it accessible from the same city within an hour.
Many impressive manmade sites and landmarks can seen on our luxury holidays to Oman. Perhaps the most spectacular is the Grand Mosque in Muscat. This extraordinary mosque is the second largest in the entire world, and is home to the world's largest chandelier. The interior is full of beautiful elements such as white marble, timber panels, and a truly vast Persian carpet. Non-muslim visitors are welcome to visit the mosque every morning except Friday.
Muscat is also home to the Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House is an extraordinarily beautiful piece of architecture, the interior is built of marble and filled with some of the most beautiful and elaborate decoration you will ever see.
For tailor made holidays to Oman steeped in history, we recommend seeing the Nizwah Fort. Nizwah was the original capital of the country, and the historic fort there dates back to the 1650s. Visitors will be able to enjoy not only the historical importance of the site and the story of how it was used to defent the country, but also the fascinating architecture and detailed décor.
If you require any further information about any of our luxury Oman holidays, please do not hesitate to contact us. Why not combine 2 or more destinations/countries for a really memorable experience?