The Sultanate of Oman is a place of mysticism, natural beauty and archaeological marvels. Oman is an Arab country on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering the United Arab Emirates on the northwest, Saudi Arabia on the west and Yemen on the southwest. Its coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the south and east and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. Oman exudes great untouched natural beauty from its golden sandy beaches to the towering mountain ranges with an unspoiled culture and traditional lifestyle in almost every aspect. Oman is distinctly Arab and offers visitors a glimpse of many unique old-world wonders.
- Dive the warm Arabian Sea
- Enjoy views from the country’s highest mountain Jebel Shams
- Discover native frankincense in Dhofar
- Immerse yourself in Oman’s unspoiled culture and traditional lifestyle
- Visit the attractive port of Muscat
The winter months of October to April is the best time to visit Oman, with clear air, cool nights and average day time temperatures peaking at 30°C.
The summer months of May to September are extremely hot, with temperatures peaking at around 50°C.
It hardly ever rains in Oman, and if it does the showers are short and sharp.
Best time to go
The best time to go is in the winter months when the temperatures are not as oppressive.
- Capital – Muscat
- Currency – Omani Rai
- Point of Entry – Muscat
- Airlines – Oman Air, Emirates
- Flying Time – 7 hrs 45 mins
- Time Zone – GMT + 4 hrs
- Visa – Required, can obtain on arrival
9 Day Highlights of Oman
From £4,539 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
Duration: 9 days
Immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, and history of Oman with this 9 day itinerary that combines the city sights of Muscat, a luxury mobile desert camp in Wahiba Sands and finishes in the mountains. After seeing the palaces, mosques and souks that Muscat has to offer you will be driven to the Wa...
Six Senses Zighy Bay
Six Senses Zighy Bay is located in a spectacular setting on the Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The surrounding are simply beautiful; on one side of the resort sits beautiful mountains, while on the other side is a pristine sandy beach. The resort offers a feeling of remoteness whi...
Shangri La Bar Al Jissah
The Shangri La Bar Al Jissah Resort and Spa consists of three hotels - the Al Waha which lies at the end of a man made tunnel facing the sea of Oman with its own oasis formed from several swimming pools merging together, the Al Bandar which resembles a town with multiple fine restaurants, and finall...
The Chedi is set in a twenty one acre garden oasis in a sublime but central location and features six distinct restaurants as well as a recently opened thirteen suite Balinese spa, three swimming pools, and a 400 square metre health club.
Alila Jabal Akhdar
Perched two thousand metres above the rest of the world on the edge of a plunging gorge, the scenery that surrounds Alila Jabal Akhdar is overwhelmingly beautiful. On all sides, the towering peaks of the Al Hajar mountain range seem to hold up the sky, and it is this magnificent landscape that makes...