Luxury holidays to Oman provide travellers with a glimpse into an undiscovered part of Arabia. Oman has a diverse and natural beauty that makes it an awe-inspiring destination. Located on the Southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula Oman’s natural visual wonders include dramatic mountainscapes, long golden shores plus palms and groves of citrus trees.
Muscat, the capital of Oman, is the centre of the strong traditional culture and the core of Oman's extraordinary 5,000 year history. Consequently there is no shortage of attractions and cultural interests here including the famous Al Alam Palace by the sea and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
The clear deep blue waters off the coastline of Oman are also one of the best diving grounds in world. With year round sun and an abundance of chic, glamorous hotels springing up along the Gulf coastline, there has never been a better time to experience this breathtaking place.
Oman is a place of great contrasts. Its fantastic history has forged many fascinating sites such as the archaeology at Dhofar, while the natural landscape varies from the mountains of Batinah to the beaches of the quiet coastlines. The bustling markets of the capital, Muscat, offer a true sense of the region and the country’s 5,000 year old history, while its luxurious selection of hotels and resorts offers a retreat to suit every luxury traveller’s requirements.
Couples, families, beaches, desert scenery, cultural experiences, historical sites. Activities such as mountain hikes and walks, mountain biking and rock climbing.
Time Difference: GMT +4 hours Flying Time: 7 hours (direct) British Airways and Oman Air fly direct from London Heathrow to Muscat.
Oman is home to a fascinating mix of markets and lively stall sellers trading exotic fruits, dried pungent spices and materials and clothing vivid in colour. The Muttrah Souk in Muscat is less aggressive than other bazaars and specialises in trading jewellery; precious gold and intricate silver trinkets litter the stalls so disentangle your favourites and haggle for a bargain!