Oman is a treasure with its incredible coasts, culture, and a robust sense of identity. With incredible infrastructure and very friendly and accommodating locals, Oman is packed with unforgettable experiences.
Just 1.5 hours from Muscat, the Wadi (gorge) Shab, which is a collection of pristine rock pools, is a must-see! After a 45-minute hike, you can cool off in one of the larger turquoise blue pools, at the end of the trail. If you feel like stopping mid-hike, remind yourself of the serene waterfall that awaits those who see it to completion.
Stop by Sur
Stop by Sur, to learn more about the ancient art of boat making! Visit the dockyards, which is one of the best things to do in Sur to learn the ancient technology of yesteryear to make sea-worthy vessels entirely out of wood. Despite being one of the oldest towns in Oman, there’s plenty of modern accommodation for those stopping by such as the Sur Plaza Hotel.
Visit the Sultan Qaboos Mosque
Visit this iconic structure an architectural marvel when you’re in Muscat. The main hall can house up to 6500 worshippers and the entire complex covers nearly 100 acres! Apart from its goliath dimensions, visitors will be stupefied by the largest ever chandelier – a mindboggling 14 meters in height and weighing 8500 kilos!
Camp in the Desert
Go camping in a stretch of desert known as the Wahiba Sands. Here, you can enjoy a camel ride and take in the views of the endless dunes. One can expect to spend their evening around a campfire, relaxing and listening o old Bedouin tales. For a truly magical experience, be sure to glance up and be amazed at the canopy of stars.