Between a beach and freshwater lagoon, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara offers refreshing luxury, and a gateway to Oman’s cultural treasures.
Nestled at the foot of a mountain range, Al Waha, 'The Oasis', one of three hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa - is a gorgeous retreat featuring beautiful palm tree lined swimming pools.
Inspired by old Muscat, Al Bandar, ‘The Town’, one of three hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa - features buildings of varying heights and a variety of ornate balconies.
Chic, Omani design makes The Chedi truly unique, while the extensive gardens sweep down to a private beach.
Spread over ten acres of sandy beach and with stunning views of the Hajar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman, the 5 Star Grand Hyatt is the perfect base for exploring Muscat.
Sitting proudly on 200 acres of lush beachfront landscaping, against the dramatic backdrop of the rugged Hajar Mountains lies Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
The palatial Al Husn - the most prestigious of three hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa - is one of the largest and most luxurious in Oman.
Located on a headland on the northern Musandam Peninsula, Six Senses Zighy Bay is surrounded by the dramatic Hajar Mountains and the white sandy beach of Zighy Bay.
Surrounded by the rugged Hajar Mountains the Golden Tulip offers 120 well equipped and comfortable rooms and suites along with a swimming pool and gymnasium.
Surrounded by golden undulating sand dunes in the tranquil desert, Desert Nights Camp offers 30 luxury detached tented suites which are comfortable and well equipped.
The luxury tents at this deluxe eco resort, located 1,400 metres above sea level, offer unmatched views of the valley below.
Situated on top of Oman’s highest mountain 3,005 metres above sea level and close to the edge of Oman’s Grand Canyon lies Jebel Shams Mountain Resort.
Covering an area of 120 square kilometres, Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve was established in 1996 to protect the turtles and archaeological sites found in the area.
Oman offers visitors a truly authentic Arabian experience. Its people are extremely friendly, welcoming and proud of their carefully preserved culture and way of life, yet tolerant of visitors' tastes. In recent years Oman has embraced tourism whilst still retaining much of its traditional architecture and customs.
Oman's coastline stretches for 1,700 kilometres of pristine beaches. In addition to relaxing on the beaches there is a host of activities on offer including desert safaris, camel racing, wadi-bashing, deep-sea diving, turtle and bird watching, browsing the souks and visiting ancient forts.
The enchanting capital of Muscat is nestled between rugged mountains and the shimmering Arabian Sea, and a visit to the traditional old capital town of Nizwa is essential, with the Fort and the famous Nizwa Souk being worthy of particular attention. Oman, said to be the oldest independent state in the Arab world, has a magical appeal and visitors are always assured of a very warm welcome.
|Location:||Arabian Peninsula||Vaccinations:||None compulsory, contact your doctor|
|Size:||309,500 square kilometres||Flying Time:||UK/Ireland to Muscat: approximately 7 hours|
|Population:||3 million||Telephone Code:||+ 968|
|Local Time:||GMT + 4 hours||Electricity:||220/240 volts|
|Visa:||Issued on arrival to UK & Irish citizens (cost approximately £10/€9 per person)||UK/Irish Tourist Office:||
+44 (0) 208 877 4524
|Currency:||Omani Rial||Website:||Oman Tourism|
Arabic, English is widely spoken
*Weather patterns are unpredictable and this data should be used as a guide only. Rainfall data is per month.