a desert jewel for your bucket list
From spectacular mountains, wind-blown deserts and a pristine coastline, Oman is the obvious choice for those seeking out the modern face of Arabia while still sensing its ancient soul. From souqs to castles, beaches to mountains, rugged terrain to picturesque backdrops, Oman might not have been on your bucket list… until now.
Scenically wedged between mountains and ocean, with old forts and excellent museums, an opera house and flower-filled parks, the gentle city of Muscat is a delight to visit. The region of Jebel Akhdar boasts surprises aplenty; from prize pomegranates to their celebrated rose water, along with spectacular luxury mountain resorts. From the historic town of Nizwa – with its giant fort and high-walled souq – to beautiful lagoons, dive-spots and more, this diverse destination has a lot to offer for your next adventure. Connect with our travel experts to learn more about Oman and how to make the most of this desert diamond on your next tailor-made holiday.
Facts about Oman
Currency – Omani Rial
Direct flights from LHR
Stunning 5-star resorts
October through March
(cooler months & calm beaches)
Why should you travel to oman with us?
Whether you’re looking for an adventure in the mountains, to immerse yourself in the culture of the mosques & souqs or to unwind in one of the luxury resorts, our travel experts are here to help guide you through this new terrain, helping put Oman on many a bucket list. With something for everyone – from history to delicious cuisine, diving to adventures in the dunes – immerse yourself in this spectacular part of the world.
Some of our favourite luxury resorts in oman
Anantara Al Jabal
Located on the fabled Green Mountain, elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts. Traverse the surrounding desert in search of adventure, unwind at the Oman the spa with hammam rituals or stargaze from the viewing platform where Princess Diana once stood. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort offers Omani splendour in the most breathtaking of natural settings.
Six senses zighy bay
Nestled in Oman’s dramatic Musandam Peninsula, where rugged mountains dive into vibrant emerald waters, the village-inspired resort in Oman offers a range of villas & beachfront retreats, each with a private pool and the time and space to find yourself. There’s something for everyone at this Oman hotel, including eclectic dining, an award-winning spa and a plethora of unique experiences.
Shangri-La Al Husn
Perched high above the shimmering turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman, Shangri-La Al Husn is an adults-only clifftop sanctuary. The private beach and cove, dramatic infinity pool and breathtaking views provide the perfect backdrops for a serene seaside escape. Enjoy a wide range of exclusive complimentary perks and immersive experiences, as well as a welcome that’s as warm as the Omani sunshine.
Things to do in oman
Step back in time as you find whitewashed, lowrise buildings with unobstructed views of the jagged Hajar Mountains. A walk along the Mutrah Corniche – the wide promenade that stretches alongside the Gulf of Oman on the northern edge of Muscat – is an excellent way to get a feel for the city’s scenic waterfront.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Oman’s soaring mosques are notable exceptions to the country’s “no tall buildings'' laws. In the heart of Muscat, surrounded by manicured gardens and a network of intricate archways, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and its 91m (300ft) minaret dominate the city skyline.
This city of soaring minarets and sand-coloured buildings still maintains a strong connection to its religion and heritage, but these days welcomes visitors who flock to its 17-century Nizwa Fort. The city’s souk is pleasingly untouristic, frequented largely by locals looking for fresh produce.
Land of Frankincense
Once famed for its production of the aromatic oil, the ‘Land of Frankincense’ is one of Oman’s Unesco-listed sites. Part of the wider Dhofar region, an exceptionally diverse part of Oman which welcomes an annual monsoon, arriving in June and turning the normally arid landscape into a land of seasonal waterfalls.
This particular desert occupies an area of almost 5,000 square miles. This landscape of oases and undulating dunes is still occupied by the Bedouin people and is a great place to learn about their traditions and history. One of the best ways to experience it is with a overnight camping stay.
Book with us today
Now is always the best time to book your next holiday and we’re here to take all of your stress away. Simply get in touch with our travel experts for an initial consultation and whether you need a little inspiration or know exactly what you want – with a little help from us – you’ll soon be jetting off to your next destination.