The Sultanate of Oman

The Sultanate of Oman offers a rich heritage, diverse topography and warm hospitality.

Oman is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the west and Yemen to its southwest. Oman has a vast coastline, extending from the Gulf of Oman at the northeast and the Arabian Sea to its southeast. The picturesque Madha and Musandam enclaves have the UAE along its land border and the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman along its coast.

Oman is endowed with vast gravel deserts, adventurous wadis, lush oasis, magnificent mountain ranges, and extensive coastline with clear water, pristine beaches and fascinating marine life. The major cities of Oman are Muscat – the capital city, Sohar, Sur and Salalah.

Forts, castles, museums, archaeological sites and traditional souqs give you an insight into the rich history and heritage of the Sultanate. Wadis, reserves, mountains, deserts, beaches, islands, water springs and lagoons let you get up close and personal with Mother Nature. Scuba diving, mountain climbing, trekking, camping, caving, canoeing, jet skiing and wadi bashing for those keen on adrenaline challenges. Whale watching, dolphin watching, bird watching, turtle watching allow you to meet Oman’s adored marine and wildlife visitors. Luxurious resorts and retreats are ideal to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

Souqs are teaming with Traditional Arabian handicrafts, ranging from silver to textiles, frankincense to carpets; perfect for buying keepsakes and rare treasures. Modern shopping centres are home to many international and leading brands.

Muscat, Oman’s capital city is popularly called Arabia’s treasure, with its golden minarets set amidst a predominantly white and brown backdrop. Modern infrastructure carefully blended into its old-world charm, Muscat is a beautiful and delicate example of heritage preserved and enriched through modern times. Coastal cities of Sur, Sohar, the oasis city of Nizwa , the lush green city of Salalah with its many pristine beaches offer varied and unique tourism options.

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  • The official language is Arabic;
    English is widely used
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