Oman

Perched off the southern edges of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman shares borders with the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen (Making it easy to cross and travel!)— but certainly, it holds a world of its own. The country's wards welcome you with warm hospitality and friendly faces despite only just recently been open to tourism. Its stunning infrastructure, lush green oases and long coastlines make it an instant go-to in anyone's book so take the chance now before its too late.
  • Fall in love with Oman’s colorful culture by browsing through the various collections of Omani artifacts at Bait Al Zubair Museum during the Oman Tour. Visit the three buildings of the Museum that include Bayt-Al-Bagh House, Bait Dallaleel, and Bait-Al-Oud Building that feature different collections.

    Examine the exhibits at Bait Al Zubair Museum
  • Marvel at the wonders of Islamic architecture while visiting the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque during the Oman Tour. Admire the breathtaking beauty of the Prayer Hall and take time to look into the intricate design of the hand-loomed Iranian carpet. Cover your head with a scarf and wear an Abaya before entering the Prayer Hall of the Mosque.

    Admire the grandeur of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Roam in the shaded passageways, open terraces, flower gardens, and rural mud houses at Misfat Al Abryeen Village. The village is on the mountainous side of the Al Hamra region. Spend a few hours at the warm and comfy mud houses with the hospitable hosts who will offer delicious Omani food and drinks to you.

    Explore the beautiful village, Misfat Al Abryeen

Bucket List Experience

Muscat | Bucket List Group Travel

Muscat

Have fun at Muscat on the Oman Tour. Visit the architectural masterpiece, The Royal Opera House, and then proceed to admire another beautiful piece of architecture that is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Dig into sumptuous Omani lunch at Orient Restaurant and Cafe and visit the National Museum too. Stop to admire the rich play of designs and colors at Al Alam Palace and check out The Wave that is the home of vibrant shops, a marina of 400 berths, inland waterways, and vast spaces of greenery. 

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Nizwa

Indulge in a spot of exotic shopping at Nizwa Grand Mall at Nizwa on the Oman Tour. Take a tour of the remarkable 17th-century Nizwa Fort and then go on to explore the historic, ancient, and fascinating Nizwa Ruins between the cities Nizwa and Bahla. Embark on an exciting camel-riding trip across the vast deserts of Nizwa and take photographs of the Birkat Al Mouz Ruins. Relish the juicy and luscious kebabs and other Middle-Eastern delicacies at Al Masharef Turkish restaurant before calling it a day.

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Wahiba Sands

Marvel at the ocean of dunes at the desert of the Wahiba Sands on the Oman Tour. The towering dunes change color from rich yellow ochre at noon to coppery orange in the light of the late evening Sun. Enjoy wild night camping at the Wahiba Sands to catch a glimpse of the picturesque sunrise and sunset at the dunes. If you are not used to roughing it, then go camping at the glamping sites that offer luxurious camps, food, clean toilets, water, shower, and other such facilities. 

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Musandam

Explore the architectural and natural wonders of Musandam on the Oman Tour. Take a sailing trip in the turquoise waters at Fjords of Musandam and admire the several exhibitions of history and art in the 17th century, Khasab Castle. Enjoy sunbathing at the Golden Beach of Khasab and check out the cute dolphins that swim in the Musandam Waters. Go hiking and camping Jebel Harim, the mountain of the women, and have a thrilling adventure of paragliding over Zighy Bay.

Ras Al Jinz | Bucket List Group Travel

Ras Al Jinz

Enjoy the different attractions of Ras al Jinz on the Oman Tour. Attend the interactive events, relics, and exhibitions at Ras Al Jinz Museum and check out the sea turtles that approach the Ras Al Jinz Beach. Visit the Ras Al Jinz Reserve to learn more about conservation and breeding programs of turtles and explore the tranquil fishing village, Ras Al Jinz, located at Ras Al Hadd. Enjoy eco-tourism too at Ras Al Hinz and check out the endangered Chelonia mydas turtles also.

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Salalah

Relax at the sun-kissed sands of Al Mughsail Beach in Salalah on the Oman Tour. Marvel at the architectural wonder, the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, and examine the Omani tribal artifacts at Taqah Castle. Have fun at the Al Marneef Blowholes and sprawling beaches at Al Marneef Cave and enjoy a fascinating boat trip on the Sea Of Oman in a local wooden Omani boat. Take photos of the ruins at Al Balid Archaeological Sites and take part in the splendor of the Salalah Festival that occurs between July and September.

When to Visit

Peak Season

Go on the Oman Tour during the winter season between October and March and during the shoulder season between April and May.

Travel Guide

Location

Oman is in South-west Asia, with the Arabian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Oman at the borders, and between the UAE and Yemen.

Capital City

The capital of Oman is Muscat.

Main Airport

Muscat International Airport in Dar es Salaam is the biggest and most important airport in Oman.

Language Spoken

Arabic is the official and widely spoken language in Oman. People also speak in the Baluchi language in significant parts of Oman.

Currency

The currency of Oman is Oman rial.

Visas

Except for citizens of the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and other such nations, the tourists must produce a Visa to stay in Oman for the Oman Tour.

Electricity

The standard values vary between 240 volts and 50 Hertz, and the sockets are adapted for types G plugs.

Vaccinations

The WHO and CDC recommend vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, yellow fever, anthrax, shingles, meningitis, rabies, measles, polio, rubella, mumps, Tdap, influenza, pneumonia, shingles, and chickenpox before signing up for the Oman tour.

Emergency Calls

Dial 9999 for the emergency requirement of the ambulance, fire brigade, and the Police. The country code is 968, and the international access code is 00.

FAQs about Oman

What is internet access like in Oman?

It is easy to connect to wifi service in the major lodges and hotels in Oman in the central cities and towns.

Can I use my cell phone in Oman?

Purchase a sim card of Ooredoo Oman and Omanmobile to use your mobile phone to make local calls on the Oman Tour.

How are the toilets like in Oman?

There are no public toilets in Oman. Check into the nearest hotel, cafe, and restaurant to use the toilet.

Can I drink tap water in Oman?

The tap water of Oman is usually safe for drinking but stay on the safe side and drink boiled, bottled, and filtered water during the Oman Tour.

Are credit cards accepted widely in Oman?

Visa and MasterCard are the only two widely accepted companies of credit and debit cards in Oman.

What is the convenience of ATM access like in Oman?

You will easily find ATM centers all over Oman. But carry a sufficient amount of cash with you on the trips.

What to wear in Oman?

Dress in decent, knee-length clothes that keep the shoulders covered on the Oman Tour.

Is Oman safe for women to travel solo?

Oman is quite safe for women. Most of the tourist destinations of Oman are safe and accessible for solo female tourists.

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