Are you dreaming of escaping to a unique destination and making some amazing memories? Wot about a getaway in mysterious, beautiful Oman? When you stay in our Oman accommodation, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the rugged desert lifestyle, swim at gorgeous beaches and discover this country's unique cultural heritage.
Things to Do
Soak up the culture and tradition of the nation in its capital, Muscat, which just happens to be the "Cleanest Arab City". The best time to visit is in February, when the annual Muscat Festival is in full swing. But even if you can't make it to the event, you can enjoy the waterfront views at Mutra Corniche any time of the year.
Muscat is also home to some very significant historical landmarks, so make sure you check out the Bawshar Tombs, the Muscat Gate Museum and the Grand Mosque. The Sohar Fort is another highlight for history buffs. If you'd like to see this 1,900 year old structure, check out our great hotels in Sohar.
Oman also offers plenty of activities for adventure seekers. There's scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, jet skiing, rock climbing and cave spelunking to choose from, but nothing beats the thrill of exploring the desert dunes in a four-wheel drive. If you're keen to spend some time on the coast, take advantage of our cheap flights to Salalah and these fantastic Salalah hotel deals. You might even spot some dolphins frolicking in the waves and if you go out snorkelling, you'll probably see some turtles. Another great place to see Loggerhead Turtles is off Masirah Island, where you'll laze about on secluded beaches and be astounded by the serenity.
If you're in the mood for some retail therapy, you'll love the traditional souq markets around the place. The biggest one, Mutrah Souq, is found in Muscat and offers everything from antiques to Omani-style clothing, so you won't have any trouble finding souvenirs to take back home. For a quick pick-me-up during your shopping expedition, wot about trying a cup of unique Omani spiced bitter coffee? When it comes to cuisine, you'll find lots of fresh seafood dishes as well as Omani staples of marinated meat and rice.
To start your desert adventure, check out these cheap flights to Oman and hire car from the airport, because there aren't many public transport options in Oman. Once you've got your flights sorted, book a room in one of our Oman hotels listed below and start packing your bags for the trip of a lifetime!
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