If you are planning a holiday to Oman and looking for adventures to make your trip truly unforgettable, here are some activities you should add to your itinerary.
Traverse the Wahiba Sands
A vast desert expanse, the Wahiba Sands offers many thrilling experiences. You can stay at a luxury desert camp and enjoy sunset camel safaris and trekking as well as visiting a Bedouin family house for cultural insights. For some adrenaline-pumping action, there’s dune bashing, quad biking and sandboarding too.
Explore Historical Sur
This is an ancient port city and travellers staying at properties like Sur Plaza Hotel can explore key attractions like Bilad Sur Castle and Ras al Hadd Castle. Amongst the best things to do in Sur is to take a dhow dinner cruise in Sur bay, while visits to the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve are not to be missed either.
Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Amongst the most well-known attractions in Oman, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a stunning sacred site in Muscat. The architecture combines Omani and Middle Eastern styles, while highlights include a beautiful prayer hall, ornate interiors, a remarkable chandelier and the second largest Persian carpet on the planet!
Swim at the Pools of Wadi Shab
About 40 minutes from Sur, you will find Wadi Shab, a gorge known for its pools of emerald water. To get to the site you will have to take a short boat ride which adds to the adventure; you will then have to embark on a hike (around 45 minutes) before getting to the pools in which you can have a refreshing dip.