Visit Oman for its wild wadis, vibrant souks, and historic forts

Visit Oman for its wild wadis, vibrant souks, and historic forts

Visit Oman for a whiff of frankincense and myrrh, a look at its forts and castles, camel rides through windswept deserts, and hikes through green wadis dotted with waterfalls. Vibes Group UK has created bespoke itineraries that will take you to the heart of Oman’s hospitality. Prepare to be swept away by the white sand beaches that line its Indian Ocean coast to Jebel Shams in the Al Hajar Mountains.

Your Oman holiday will be as dramatic as each town, mostly white and beige and has turquoise roofs and domes. Expect to find rustic souks brimming with delightful traditional artefacts. Visit Oman to experience the rich flavours of grilled mishkak and biryanis, meat stews and delicate flatbreads, and sweet halwa plump with dates and nuts.

Muscat, the elegant capital city, is nestled between the Hajar Mountains and the Indian Ocean and several landmark marble structures. Visit the city’s busy Mutrah Souk, stalls selling everything from spices and frankincense to silverware. This region’s traditional coffee shops serve fragrant cups brewed with saffron and cardamom. History buffs are spoiled for choice when fortified castles to visit across the sultanate. Whether you want to see the hilltop forts of Nizwa and Nakhl, or the beautiful Al Hazm Fort in Rustaq, our travel experts will advise you on what is best for you.

The coastline of Oman is marked by dozens of islands and islets with pristine beaches and valuable coral reefs teeming with marine life. Visit a traditional dhow building shipyard in Sur and look for green turtles hatching along the beach in Ras Al Jinz. Did you know Sindbad the Sailor lived on the Omani coasts? Or that Oman gave Swahili to East Africa?

Salalah, Oman’s second-largest city, is located in the Dhofar Mountains. Safari drives from the city to the surrounding highlands, and the Rub Al Khali Desert are popular activities. Wildlife sightings include sand gazelles, ibex, an occasional Arabian leopard, and wild falcons.

We’ll make sure you find your dream holiday in Oman, whether it’s hiking in the desert, visiting a spectacular sinkhole, or spending a day in a Bedouin village.

Visit Oman for its wild wadis, vibrant souks, and historic forts: World Holiday Vibes Blog
Visit Oman for its wild wadis, vibrant souks, and historic forts: World Holiday Vibes Blog
Visit Oman for its wild wadis, vibrant souks, and historic forts: World Holiday Vibes Blog
Visit Oman for its wild wadis, vibrant souks, and historic forts: World Holiday Vibes Blog
This small island nation’s allure

This small island nation’s allure

Tourism is Singapore’s mainstay, and the city-state excels at it. The charm of this small island nation hits you as soon as you arrive at Changi Airport, which is a destination in and of itself, with a mighty waterfall, a 3,000-tree forest, and numerous attractions tucked within.

Singapore exudes big-city vibes. Shoppers will be drawn to ritzy Orchard Road and the Chinatown night market gastronomes, be on the lookout! Singapore is teeming with world-class dining establishments, ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to great hawker stalls. Expect a dizzying array of high-quality cuisines; there is a genuine passion for food here. Jazz bars, nightclubs, and spectacular art, dance, and musical performances at Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay are just a sampling of the available entertainment. Sentosa is unrivalled in joy, and both locals and visitors flock to this well-known attraction. It has Universal Studios, an oceanarium, and a water theme park. The Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, an open-concept zoo with a special section for nocturnal animals, is noteworthy.

Despite its modernity, Singapore is rightfully known as the Garden City, with towering skyscrapers (the most notable are the Marina Bay Sands) and hipster hangouts like Haji Lane. When you’re tired of the concrete, take refuge in its lush greenery. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Sungei Buloh Wetlands are all excellent places to get some fresh air and relax in nature.

Beyond the glitz of the waterfront, the city’s colonial and traditional sides are worth exploring in neighbourhoods such as Little India, Chinatown, and Kampong Glam. Singapore’s cultural diversity is displayed in the Katong district, embedded in three major traditions: Malay, Indian, and Chinese. Tiong Bahru is a mix of old and new, with quaint shophouses, hawkers, art deco architecture, and charming cafés and boutiques.

Singapore is unlike any other Asian city. And it is friendly and welcoming, just like the Vibes Group UK consultants who will assist you in planning a trip to this beautiful, tropical fusion of east and west.