Utterly unspoilt and staggeringly beautiful, Oman’s natural assets are finally accessible to travellers and look set to make this unassuming desert realm one of the hottest tickets around.

"A much more low-key affair than its flashier neighbours, Oman prides itself on offering plenty of the real Arabia to visitors."

Long overlooked by tourists, Oman’s secret is finally out. And it’s a secret that tells of mountain wildernesses, hundreds of miles of sugar-soft beaches, historic forts, and red desert dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see. With 1000 miles of pristine beach bordered by warm Gulf waters on one side, and swaying palms and rugged mountains on the other, Oman’s coastline is a picture-postcard come true; while Muscat is one of the most beautiful capitals in the region.

Away from the city, desert adventures await, with gentle camel treks or thrilling four-wheel drive wadi safaris, all allowing you explore the magnificent canyons, traditional villages and UNESCO World Heritage forts that stud this beautiful land of the Sultans.

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Muscat

  • Time Difference

    GMT +3

  • Best Time to Visit

    Sep-Apr

  • Currency

    Omani Rial

Oman

Explore

Choose from the cream of Oman’s finest hotels and resorts

  • Six Senses Zighy Bay Mussandam Peninsula

    Some hotels let you arrive in style, while others take it to a whole new level, like Six Senses Zighy Bay, where you can actually paraglide into the resort, taking in the eerily-beautiful landscape as you go!

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  • The Chedi Muscat Muscat

    Vibrant, sophisticated and charming to within an inch of its white-washed loveliness, The Chedi, located in Oman’s capital city, Muscat, is elegance incarnate, a resort that simply oozes character.

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  • Alila Jabal Akhdar Near Nizwa

    Bringing a little more authenticity to Oman’s luxury resorts, Alila Jabal Akhdar is perfect for getting under the skin of the region’s magnificent, untouched landscapes in absolute comfort and indigenous style.

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  • Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel Muscat

    The jewel of the Sultanate and a monument to luxury and unashamed indulgence: grand and imposing, set against the even more grand and imposing mountains of Muscat.

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  • Kempinski Hotel Muscat Muscat

    Nestled within the tourist-friendly neighbourhood of Al Mouj, with 12 restaurants, dedicated kids’ facilities and 1100-square-metre spa, Kempinski brings a little European flair to the Sultanate.

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  • Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa Muscat

    If intimacy and a super exclusive world-within-a-world are at the top of your holiday agenda, then Al Husn is just the place – a luxurious escape where exclusivity is very much the name of the game.

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  • Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Al Bandar Muscat

    Sharing many facilities with the other two hotels at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah, there is somehow a more relaxed feel here at Al Bandar, a resort inspired by the architecture of Old Muscat.

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  • Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Al Waha Muscat

    Oman's first dedicated family resort, and the most family-friendly (as well as the largest) of the three hotels that make up the Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort, Al Waha is an oasis of fun for all ages.

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  • Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah Salalah

    Nestled between a beach and freshwater lagoon, this is the region’s first luxury villa resort of its kind, where the décor within the plush, comfortable interiors is inspired by Oman’s distinctive architecture and artistry.

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  • Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort Near Nizwa

    A rare jewel in the rocky contours of the Saiq Plateau on Oman’s fabled Green Mountain, this unique retreat perches 2000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a canyon.

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  • The Chedi Muscat Muscat

    Summer Offer

    Stay 3 nights for 2, receive a 20% discount on food & soft drinks, plus buy one massage receive a free second massage (to the same value). Valid to 12 Jun, 18 Jun-20 Aug & 25 Aug-30 Sep 18. (Certain room categories & conditions apply).​

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. Bustling Bazaars

    Bustling Bazaars

    A dazzling assault on all the senses, the tiny warrens and shops of Muscat’s Mutrah Souk are unmissable, both as an experience, and as a souvenir hunting ground. Explore, enjoy and allow yourself to get a little lost.

  2. Desert Delights

    Desert Delights

    Cross the desert to isolated Wahiba Sands, a place of wild dunes that the Bedouin call home and the setting for many a desert movie. Travellers are welcome to visit and gain a fascinating insight into a rapidly disappearing way of life.

  3. Majestic Forts

    Majestic Forts

    Explore the maze-like corridors, living quarters, towers and carved archways of the exquisitely-restored Rustaq Fort. Looming over a picturesque desert oasis, it’s just one of Oman’s many imposing historic forts, but one that visitors can fully explore.