Despite sharing its border with three countries- Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates, Oman is a world of its own. Here’s a little more information on this country located at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula.


Thanks to Oman’s oil wealth, it has been developing at lightning speed. However, the Bedouin traditions, rich heritage, sense of identity and pride have been retained throughout the years. Travelling to Oman will, therefore, give you a raw feel of the Arab culture without any distorting lens of modernization. The beautiful coastlines, deserts and green oases will quickly make this country one of your favourites.

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Travel – Safety and Ease

If you’re visiting the Middle East for the very first time and are looking to ease into the culture, then Oman is the best choice! Travelling in Oman is quite easy, even if you’re visiting the country for the very first time. With developed infrastructure, great transport networks and luxury hotels, the likes of Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara and many a Salalah beach resort, so you don’t have to sacrifice your comforts! Oman is the most stable state in the whole of Middle east, however, it’s best if you avoid areas close to the borders.

When to travel

The best time to visit Oman would be during winter, that is October through February. However, these months also tend to be the wettest months – and can be dangerous in the mountains as there’s a chance of flash floods. Try your best to avoid the summer months – April to September.

Image Credit: Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara


Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+