Somewhat quieter than its neighbours Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Oman has magnificent mountainous scenery. Less metropolitan, Oman offers the perfect luxury holidays in the Middle East for those who love outdoor pursuits and humble natural beauty.
Oman is well-endowed; with rocky mountains protruding through the ground, tranquil lagoons, intricate archaeological sites and stunning Islamic Mosques influenced by Ottoman and Moroccan designs. Outdoor activities in Oman are in abundance. The desert in Oman is an extension of the Bedouin lifestyle with its ancient associations of traditional culture and authentic original customs. Tourism is on the rise, as more and more are realising the undiscovered and untainted charm of the region; be one of the first to visit this exclusive holiday destination in the Middle East. Oman is becoming an increasingly popular stopover destination for those travelling to the Indian Ocean, but it is also increasingly recognised as a fantastic destination in its own right.
Oman, distinct from the rest of the destinations surrounding the Persian Gulf, has managed to modernise itself whilst not infringing upon its inherent Arab soul. No skyscrapers tower above the capital of Muscat, only the tower and dome of the large mosque, which earns its place due to its unassuming and authentic beauty. A place with a distinct heart, and loyalty to its traditions, the Friday goat and cattle market in Nizwa is not much different today than it was in the middle ages. Nizwa, the former capital of Oman, can be explored whilst staying at the Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort in the chasm between the Al Hajar mountain range. For a holiday full of water activities, head to the Musandam Peninsular, renowned for its diving and scuba diving facilities, and stay at the Six Senses Zighy Bay luxury resort.
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