Oman is situated in the Southeast of the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the best destinations in the Middle East for travellers. From its incredible mountain landscapes and sinkholes to camel rides, here is a brief overview of how amazing Oman can be.

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Things to do

Hike along the Al Hajar Mountains sitting 2000m over the sea. Swim in the sinkholes and travel to Masirah Island to live on a deserted island, then explore the desert terrain with camel rides, safaris and sunset camping.

Best time to visit

The months of winter, from early November until March are best for travelling. Omani summers can be uncomfortable, with 38-40°C during the daytime and 29°C at night. It is also advisable to skip the month of Ramadan.

Getting about

Road trips offer the best experience to explore Oman’s unspoilt terrain. Although public transport is efficient, its network is limited in rural areas.


You can find a range of accommodation options in Oman. Some of the hotels in Muscat, Oman, are easily some of the best in the world. Places like Al Falaj Hotel can be options to look out for.

Driving in Oman

Tourists can drive in Oman, providing they have an international driving licence. Just have your original and a copy translated into Arabic.