Amid the ever-changing states of the Arabian Gulf, Oman offers a refreshing reminder of a seemingly bygone age. Its spectacular places and cultural traditions make the sultanate one of the best places in the Gulf to experience traditional Arabia.
Quiet stretches of coast are shaded with beautiful palm trees and fishing boats. Craggy chains of towering mountains are covered with amazing canyons and rocky wadis, while the wind-blown dunes and gravel plains of the great inland deserts stretch away into the distance.
Muscat is the capital and the largest city and the trade centre of Oman. Buildings with Eastern African wooden balconies and several seafront fortresses make Muscat a peaceful and relaxing destination. Many tourists visit Muscat for the Royal Opera House, Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition centre etc.
- Nizwa Fort
The dramatic mountain region is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Oman. The area has spectacular scenery including Jebel Shams (highest mountain range ), Wadi Ghul (the grand canyon) and Jebel Akhdar(fruit bowl of Oman). Nizwa is one of my favourite cities in Oman. It has many places to visit such as the animal and vegetable market, the potteries, the castle with Old Portuguese cannons and the old town. The view from the top of the castle is fantastic.
Salalah is located on the Arabian Sea and is the administrative capital of the Dhofar Governorate. This beautiful and almost green city actually attracts people with its beautiful weather. There are two markets with shops selling incense and good quality products made from frankincense.
- Al-Baleed Ruins
Al-Baleed ruins are a huge archaeological complex on the coast, near the city of Salalah. Most of the buildings of the here are built in a typical architectural style of the region of Dhofar, mixing wood and stone.
- Bahla Fortress
Bahla Fortress is one of the historical forts near the Djebel Akhdar. The castle from the thirteenth century and is well-preserved after being closed for renovation for several years. This fortress is surrounded by an oasis with amazing views. This place is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
- Wahiba Sands
The elegant rippling dunes of the Wahiba Sands are the quintessential image of Arabia for many visitors. If you are a desert lover and love to experience the tough situation of deserts and the temperature and colour of the sand, Then the Wahiba Sands would be the best place for you. Its colour varies from red to dark honey. You can enjoy the rolling sand dunes and romantic sand driving.
- Ras al- Hadd, Al- Hadd
Ras al-Hadd is one of the most visited tourist spots of Oman. There are several things that every traveller can enjoy there. A couple of hotels, some shops and attractive lagoon scenery nearby make this fishing village a useful stopover. The Ras al-Hadd is also called the turtle beach resort. This place if the contributes a lot to the Oman tourism.