Oman is located on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, with the Arabian Sea (Indian Ocean) to its south and east. Although the inner parts of the country in the northeast strait of the Persian Gulf are barer in terms of vegetation, the northern coastline between the sea and the mountains can be considered more attractive and welcoming. This lush, fertile region is known for its grapes as in the Dhofar Governate in the south of the country. The capital, Muscat, on the northern coast of the country with a population of approximately 4 and a half million, serves as a commercial center and port and combines modern and traditional architecture.
Oman is famous for its Arabian horses, dromedary camels, wild donkeys, green turtles, Arabian Oryx (large antelopes), palm trees, and dhow sails. With its clean sea, beautiful air, dazzling market places, and delicious seafood, Oman is one of the must-see places. Do not miss witnessing the magnificent sunset in Jebel Akhar, which is a part of the Ahdar mountain range. Make sure to visit spots such as Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which is a magnificent work of art and considered one of the greatest works of the Middle East, Nizwa Castle in the cultural capital of Oman, the Royal Opera House, the cultural and artistic complex that combines modernity and classical spirit, the National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman where you will witness the rich culture of the country, Qurum Natural Park, the largest park in the country, and the Bahla Castle, which was built by the Banu Naphan community and feels made of sand before you leave Oman.
The top worth-seeing places include Shati Al-Qurm Beach, which is known as the luxury region, one of the shining beaches of Oman, the dazzling Al Sifah Beach with its pale yellow sand, Al Mughsayl Beach with coconut and banana saplings, Khasab Beach with the pristine waters of Musandam, and Tiwi Beach and Masirah Island on the east coastif you want to go on adventures such as hiking and mountaineering.Besides, if you want to see a very different natural wonder, the 30-meter deep Bimmah Sinkhole, formed as a result of erosion, is ready to enchant you with its turquoise color.
Speaking of Oman, you should not skip the famous Desert Tours. You can enjoy your tours to the Wahiba Desert with camel rides or 4x4 vehicles. After taking the desert air, you can cool off by swimming in natural pools in Wadi Bani Khalid surrounded by palm trees.
Oil, the country’s most important source of livelihood, plays an important role in the economy. Oman’s vast oil reserves make a significant contribution to the country because they provide oil exports. Among the products exported are especially dates, rice, wheat, and lime.
When you come to this interesting country, we suggest you may not be deprived of exotic fruits, kebabs, seafood, and sherbet desserts. Be sure to try the Omani Madrouba Pilaf with lots of spices and chicken, Majboos Pilaf with chicken and red meat, or Kabsa, local rice such as rice with vegetables, hummus made from chickpeas, accompanying the meals, Omani pancake prepared with Oman Bread, cheese and eggs, and the grilled chicken, lamb, or veal skewer accompanied by curry and spices.
Among the things to buy while returning from Oman are various spices, famous daggers, and dagger gifts, motifs, exotic fragrant incense, and handwoven rugs. Make sure to add this country to your travel list and enjoy the exotic country.