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

by Feb 15, 2022

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
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