Oman

Why Visit?

The oldest independent state in the Arab world, Oman is famous for its natural beauty, rich culture and ancient history. From the majestic Al Hajar Mountains to the sparkling sea, the Sultanate’s landscape draws adventure seekers near and far. Delve into the tapestry of sights, including the largest sand desert in the Arabian Peninsula (The Empty Quarter), sample the local fare, and stay in style at your pick of the country’s growing list of luxury hotels and resorts.

Getting There

Oman Air is the national airline of Oman and it serves the country well, with flights also offered by the likes of Emirates and Etihad. Low-cost airline SalamAir operates from regional and select international airports. Depending on where you live in the Gulf, you may also have the option of driving to Oman, and passing some fantastic scenery as you do so. While in most cases a tourist visa can be procured on arrival, it’s advisable to check with your airline or tour operator in advance of travel.

Getting Around

Oman is a vast country but thankfully there are many means of getting around it. You’ll find lots of taxis for hire in the different regions of the country (particularly in the capital, Muscat), where the metered Mwasalat taxi service is the most efficient. If you want to get between places in a hurry, Oman Air operates internal flights from Muscat and Salalah. Or, if you’re after something with a bit more leg room, use National Ferries Company to transport you across the ocean. It operates a very efficient passenger service between Muscat, Khasab, Lima and Shinas. If you want to hire a car and drive around the country yourself – and we heartily recommend that you do, as you’ll encounter lots of natural charm – you’ll find that all the big-name car rental brands are represented in the Sultanate.

Need To Know

Dressing conservatively is appreciated. Generally, wear clothing that covers knees and shoulders when outside of a hotel.

Things to do in Oman

Things to do in Oman

Oman may be a small country, but it has a wealth of natural attractions that make it a top spot for adventure

Where to eat in Oman

Where to eat in Oman

From dining on the cliff edge to tasting authentic Omani recipes – here’s our pick of the best restaurants for a taste of local flavor 

Where to stay in Oman

Where to stay in Oman

Whatever style of holiday you’re seeking, the Sultanate of Oman has a home from home for you to stay happy

Things to do in Oman

Things to do in Oman

Oman may be a small country, but it has a wealth of natural attractions that make it a top spot for adventure

Where to eat in Oman

Where to eat in Oman

From dining on the cliff edge to tasting authentic Omani recipes – here’s our pick of the best restaurants for a taste of local flavor 

Where to stay in Oman

Where to stay in Oman

Whatever style of holiday you’re seeking, the Sultanate of Oman has a home from home for you to stay happy