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Oman

Overview

The Jewel of the Arabian Peninsula and source of gold, frankincense and delicious fresh dates, this wonderful country has been nurtured by her proud people for centuries and is now a blissful oasis of calm in the heart of this fascinating part of the world. Ever since the Sultan took over from his Father in 1970, the country has developed into a key trading centre with close links to Britain and the Indian subcontinent. Oman has one of the most sophisticated and tolerant societies in the Middle East where they have preserved much of their heritage and Muslim traditions whilst offering warm hospitality to Western visitors.

The Omanis have embraced many of the benefits that have come with their new found oil wealth, but they have resisted the worst excesses of consumer society and have much to offer the discerning traveller. Muscat itself is a highly civilised city with comfortable hotels, interesting architecture, the fabulous Grand Mosque, traditional markets and souks, sandy beaches and opportunities for dolphin and turtle watching in the shimmering turquoise sea of the Gulf of Oman. Muscat’s Royal Opera House, opened in 2011, offers an interesting programme of opera, ballet and concerts. 

Desert Camps

For a taste of the Arabian Nights experience, we can highly recommend a visit to one of Oman’s desert regions. The most accessible is Wahiba Sands – a dramatic sand ocean with vast red dunes. It is possible to visit on a day trip from Muscat with a private guide and 4x4 vehicle, but to experience the magical sunset and the silence of night in the desert, spend a night in a desert camp.

Desert Nights Camp

On the edge of Wahiba Sands, this is the most comfortable permanent desert camp in Oman and offers ‘tents,’ with proper double beds and fully-equipped en-suite bathrooms. The restaurant serves buffet breakfast and lunch, and a barbecue dinner each evening, and you can join excursions into the surrounding desert by jeep, quad bike or camel.

Private Camps

For the ultimate desert camp experience, ask about private desert camps, which can be set up on request in the location of your choice – from a remote corner of Wahiba Sands, to the edge of the vast Empty Quarter. Each encampment is eco-friendly and includes a private bathroom, elegant bedroom with fresh linen, and a delicious dinner served under the stars.

Hotels

Hotel

Al Bustan Palace
Deluxe

3 nights from £1,298

including Flights, Transfers

Muscat,
Reopened in October 2018 after an 18 month refurbishment, the Al Bustan Palace is once again one of the most opulent hotels in the region. A Ritz-Carlton hotel, originally built by the Sultan as a palace to host visiting heads of state, its 250 rooms and suites all have balconies with views over 200 acres of landscaped gardens and one of the best sandy beaches in Oman, which curves along the bay for a kilometre.

3 nights from £1,249

including Flights, Transfers

Oman,
This spectacular resort is set in 124 acres of landscaped gardens that nestle between the rugged mountains and the waters of the Gulf of Oman. It comprises of three separate and distinct luxury hotels, numerous restaurants, 580 metres of private beach, four swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness centre and a wonderful spa with a Turkish bath, sauna and Jacuzzi.

Hotel

The Chedi
Deluxe

3 nights from £1,338

including Flights, Transfers

Oman,
Somewhat smaller than many of Muscat’s luxury hotels, The Chedi has been attracting discerning visitors to Oman since 2003, thanks to its stylish blend of Oriental minimalism and traditional Arabian features.

Hotel

Grand Hyatt

3 nights from £1,198

including Flights, Transfers

Oman,
Muscat’s finest city centre property, the Grand Hyatt is located in the heart of the residential area, close to the British Embassy. Decorated in traditional Arabian style it has an impressive view over the main gardens, the swimming pool with its network of lazy rivers, and to the sea beyond.

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Bahla and Jabrin forts in Oman

By Ignacio Foley, 18 November 2016

Despite having travelled to many parts of the Middle East, I had never had the opportunity to explore the historic sites of Oman until recently, so I took the opportunity on a recent trip to…

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Accommodation options in Oman

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