The capital Muscat is an up and coming economic hub. With its strategic location and great economic potential, this city is one that has the potential to take the world by storm!
Wadi Bani Awf, a gorgeous (dried) river bed, skirts pretty villages (esp. Bilad Sayt), pools and waterfalls and provides some magnificent views of the country’s incredible landscape. Jebel Akhdar, a rocky mountain range, also provides many hiking and climbing opportunities for the adventurous tourist! Not far away also lie the Sands of Wahiba, a traditional dune desert that is very different from the country’s usually rocky terrain.
Finally, Nizwa, a pleasant town two hours away from Muscat, showcases the country’s antique and old fashioned charm in a nutshell through its beautiful fortresses and mud houses.
With its charm and antiquity, Oman is undoubtedly a tourist’s haven.
Oct – Apr
Oman has over 600 miles of coastline and unlike Dubai there are no skyscrapers and most larger buildings adhere to traditional Arabic designs with new buildings either white or sand colored. Modern lifestyles are modified by the Omanis’ love and respect for tradition.
COMPLIMENTARY SHIPBOARD CREDIT
Seabourn’s first new ship for five years, Seabourn Encore represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched. This ultra-luxury small ship offers unique itineraries to must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot go.
Take a journey to the less traveled parts of Oman. Explore Salalah, the capital of the Dhofar region, is a colourful, subtropical city. Camp under the stars in the Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert in the world.