There is no better place to escape the endless heat and monotony of summer than Oman. Whether it’s walking along verdant terraced gardens and cool emerald pools, catching glimpses of turtles on a breezy, sandy beach, diving into blue seas to meet jewel coloured ﬁsh, stingrays and eels, or hiking the spectacular, chilly heights of Oman’s highest point to ﬁnd the perfect view of the ‘Grand Canyon of Arabia’; Oman has the perfect summer experience waiting for you. With a range of cool, diverse destinations and attractions that will appeal to families, outdoor enthusiasts, thrill seekers and lovers of luxury and culture alike, Oman will help you fall in love with summer again.
Along with bustling souks, luxurious hotels, and spas & ancient cultural attractions, the beautiful seaside city of Muscat is a distinctive capital city that has it all.
The seasonal khareef (monsoon) transforms Salalah, the capital of the Dhofar region, into a colourful, subtropical city. Here you can experience lush greenery, hills surrounded, lakes and beautiful beaches.
The Hajar Mountain range offers the perfect escape from the summer heat. From Jebel Akhdar with its incredible terraced farms, to great picnic spots and the spectacular views from Jebel Shams.
From exploring one of the largest cave chambers in the world, Majlis Al Jinn, to snorkelling the colourful coral reefs of Daymaniyat Islands or camping under the stars in the A’Sharqiyah Sands; adventure is at the heart of every journey through Oman.
Oman takes great pride in its magnificent ecology and diverse flora and fauna, actively protecting it through the establishment of nature reserves such as the Daymaniyat Islands near Muscat, the turtle reserve at Ras Al Jinz, the Land of Frankincense in Dhofar or the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Al Wusta.
Oman’s culture is deeply rooted in its proud heritage and history of seafaring, trading, and exploration. Today, long-standing traditions blend seamlessly with modern day living, with the latest fashion and electronics brands sold alongside traditional handmade crafts, jewellery, and even livestock at souqs around the country.