Oman remains very true to its roots, with typical Arabia both still evident and protected with pride. Its scenery is enhanced by the Hajar Mountains and miles of pristine beaches, whilst its people are incredibly friendly and preserve their traditions dearly.
For those seeking to encounter a new culture and learn about the past, an Oman family holiday comes highly recommended by us. Explore the history of Oman by visiting its numerous cultural sites and museums. Over 2,000 fortresses have been immaculately restored and these sites are a true gem in the Middle East, allowing people to experience bygone Arabia.
The beachside city in Oman, Muscat, carries a more traditional Arabian atmosphere compared with its Emirati neighbours of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If you’re staying at one of the city’s beach resorts be sure to take advantage of the warm waters and explore one of Oman’s legendary dive sites. In fact, wherever you stay in Oman there’s nowhere better suited for a new diver to learn how to scuba, something that families with teens could all do together. And if you’d like to retreat further inland for some sand dune fun in the desert you could try ‘dune-bashing’ which involves scrambling your way across the sandy dunes in a 4x4!
Amongst all this, of course there are still all the creature comforts you and yours would expect when staying in a luxury hotel or resort. Fantastic kids’ clubs, boundless activities for teens, spacious room categories and family-friendly extras are on offer at every property listed above.