Oman is an Arab country located on the southeastern coast of Arabian Peninsula. Though there is no diversity in religion here, you will find a variety of tranquil landscapes and sceneries. The beauty of beaches, the history and intricate designs of forts, the lush green mountains, unique wildlife and endless deserts will give you a shot in the arm. You will find local bazaars or souks thrust with handicrafts and the most famous item of Oman-frankincense. Cleanliness along with strict laws will blow away your mind. Kind-hearted, helpful and law-abiding people adds up to make this country a must-visit place.
After 2011, Oman was divided into eleven governorates or muhafazah. Most of the major cities of Oman like Muscat, Nizwa, Ibri and many others are located closely in the northern part of Oman. Witness the sprawling modern city of Muscat with its vibrant beauty, mountains, and beaches. While Nizwa is famous for heritage sites and forts, Ibri is the land of wadis and souks (Arab markets). Musandam Governorate on the northern border will leave you spellbound with the beauty of high mountains around a sea. In the southern region of Oman lies Dhofar region around Salalah where you will find vast stretches of desert and mountains turning lush green in monsoons.
October-March is the best time to visit Oman
Summers in Oman are hot and humid. The temerature keeps soaring for almost six months. Winters are the most suitable time to explore Oman. You will witness balmy weather during this time. Oman is extremely arid and rainfall is rare. However, Salalah observes monsoon season from June to September. In Salalah, this is the best time since mountains are all green and weather is extremely thrilling. But, the place is too crowded and prices are high.
Clean roads. Hygienic and peaceful country. Safe place. Rich in historical monuments. Scenic beauty. Kind and altruistic people. A variety of tourists spots. Perfect for a family holiday.
Frequent flash floods. Scorching heat. Reckless driving. Irresistible traffic. Too many restrictions. No cultural diversity.
Architecture lovers. Nature fanatics. Wildlife enthusiasts. Nice place for couples. Perfect for water sports lovers.
Oman offers many luxurious hotels which are comfortable and easy on your pocket too especially in Muscat. The other major cities like Sur, Nizwa, and Sohar also have accommodation facilities, but there are not many options. In smaller places, there are guesthouses which are simple and spartan. The most famous of all is Misfah Old House. AirBnbs are not much developed in Oman yet, but they will be very soon. In deserts, you can book various camps having all facilities. In the Wahiba Sands, Desert Nights Camp is famous. Alternatively, in Oman, wild camping is allowed almost everywhere.
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