DISCOVER OMAN: ONE LAND, ONE BREATHTAKING JOURNEY AUTHENTIC ARABIA
THE PERFECT ARABIAN GULF STAYOVER, HONEYMOON, LEISURE OR BUSINESS DESTINATION
Ahlan wa sahlan. Welcome to the Sultanate of Oman, a place steeped in 5,000 years of history, ancient myths and the current custodian of authentic Arabia.
Enticing and unspoilt, Oman unveils cultural experiences and endless panoramas of surprisingly diversity. Nowhere in the region will visitors view such a range of landscapes - from the stark remote interiors of Rub al Khali (Empty Quarter), the formidable Hajar Mountains and the rolling red sand dunes of Wahiba Sands to the fresh water wadis of Oman’s Grand Canyon and thelush, misty coastlines of Dhofar and the Musandam Peninsula.
Forming the eastern point of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is also a place where dhows cruise amid playful dolphins off white-fringed coastlines and green turtles come ashore to nest on protected beaches. Where village life revolves around local falajs (irrigation wells), ancient forts and vibrant markets. Where Bedu tribesmen still herd goats and the occasional 4 x 4 wheel drive adventurer on a Wadi Bash. Where elders teach children the legends of Sinbad the Sailor and the Queen of Sheba, and whisper the aromatic secrets of Frankincense and Myrrh – described as ‘The Gods of Perfume’.
Most of all, Oman is where visitors can sleep under a canopy of twinkling Arabian stars at a Bedouin-styled desert camp or luxuriate at a five star, beachside resort.
FIVE ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCES:
- Luxuriating at a five/six star spa and beach resort in Muscat
- Bartering with nerve and gusto at Mutrah Souq in Muscat
- Enjoying a sunset camel safari across Wahiba Sands before bunking down underneath a canopy of dazzling Arabian stars
- Twilight cruise onboard a classic dhow
- Viewing exhausted green turtles struggling to the sea after laying over 100 eggs or watching playful dolphins dance across Oman’s azure coastal waters
Visas: Can be obtained at Seeb International Airport or when entering any UAE gateway upon arrival
Distance from Seeb International Airport to Muscat: 32 kilometres
Major Cities: Muscat is the capital. Other major cities include Sohar, Sur, Khasab, Nizwa and Salalah.
Currency: The Omani Riyal (OMR)
Public Holidays: New Years Day, January 1 and Oman National Day and the birthday of HM Sultan Qab0os – 18 November
Business Days: Saturday to Wednesday
Hotels: Oman’s diverse range of guest properties, from three-star to six, offers a captivating blend of contemporary luxury and classic aesthetic, together with time-honoured Arabian hospitality.
Seasons: Oman is a destination for all seasons. Though temperatures in summer soars over 40C, the five star resorts and spas in Muscat and the temperate coastline of Salalah offers the traveller the ultimate Arabian respite.
Street Address: Level 6, 117 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Postal Address: PO Box Q1348, QVB Post Office
Sydney NSW 1230
- Oman VS AustraliaThursday, March 28, 2013
- Experience Beautiful OmanThursday, March 07, 2013
- All set for Muscat festFriday, January 18, 2013
- Join Travel Agent Annette as she wakes up in Oman during the Side Trip of a Lifetime.Monday, November 12, 2012
- Oman Mega Famil - Day 3Friday, November 09, 2012
- Oman Mega Famil - Day 2Thursday, November 08, 2012
- Australian travel agents share the side trip of a lifetimeWednesday, November 07, 2012
- Australian travel agents land in Oman for the side trip of a lifetimeTuesday, November 06, 2012
- Australian travel agents take off for the side trip of a lifetimeMonday, November 05, 2012
- It’s easy to take the sidetrip of a lifetime to OmanWednesday, October 31, 2012
- Ministry of tourism’s Australian office presents national awardTuesday, September 11, 2012
- It’s time for Australian travel agents to take the side trip of a lifetimeWednesday, August 08, 2012