Oman is a country that deserves all the accolades it is getting today. Whether it is infrastructure, industries, living standard or tourism, the country has taken big strides in all departments. Under the able guidance of the Sultan, Oman has developed itself as a heaven for tourists.
To welcome the tourists from all over the world, there are several resorts in Muscat and other cities of the country. However, it is recommended that you stay in a Resort in Muscat as accessibility to evert part of the country is easy from Muscat. The nature has also been quite kind to the country in blessing it with scenic beauty. The majestic mountains, canyons, gorges, coastline and the silky sand dunes, Oman offers everything you could ever wish for as a tourist.
Let’s see how you can make your Oman trip memorable:
1. Trip to Wadi Al Abyad
Wadi Al Abyad is where you will find the undulating sand dunes. The vast dunes look mesmerizing especially during sunrise and sunset. They are also the perfect spot for adventure activities such as dune bashing, quad biking and camel riding.
2. Wadi Bani Khalid Excursion
After leaving the desert you reach Wadi Bani Khalid. This is the point where Hajar mountains start to lose their height. You will find blue and green pools enclosed in the walls of the wadi walls. The landscape is quite magnificent. You can even take a dip into the pool to cool you off.
3. Mountains & Forts Tour
Oman has preserved its forts very carefully and the mountains in Oman are not much high but are quite majestic. There are guided mountains and forts tour that take you to all these places. Jabreen Fort, mountain villages of Al Hamra and Misfah and Jebel Shams are some of the iconic places of Oman that you must visit.
4. Tasting The Local Cuisines
Oman has kept its rich culture and tradition intact despite of all kind of modernization. When in Oman you have to taste the local cuisines like Harees, Omani halwa, Majboos, Shuwa, Mashuai, Miskak and many more. Many of these dishes are Arabic but have a distinct Omani flavor to them.
5. Shopping At Muttrah Souq
What’s a trip without shopping? If you wish to buy traditional souvenirs and gifts for the near ones, Muttrah Souq is the place to go. This shopping destination is in Muscat city and the best part about this souq is that the shops are decorated in the traditional manners maintaining the old world charm.
Where To Stay
If you wish to experience a stay that is complete in all respects, you can go for Al Nahda Resort & Spa. This is a luxury resort in Muscat, nestled in a mango orchard. The greenery all around the resort makes it a soothing experience. The resort boasts luxury accommodations that are equipped with all kind of modern amenities. The award-winning restaurants in the resort serves lip-smacking.