Travel To Oman
Oman is surrounded by desert, mountains and the ocean. Having it all will give you thrills and excitement on every corner. Ascend up to Jebel Shams (Oman’s highest mountain) to peer into the spectacular canyon rims of Wadi Ghul (the Grand Canyon of Arabia). Travel through the sand dunes and wadis to the pristine coastline, along the way you will find oryx, leopards and nesting turtles.
Oman’s rich history is showcased in more than 1000 forts and castles around the country. Every fort has its own unique story, most of them were also the homes of the local leaders and many are now museums. Oman’s low-rise towns retrain their traditional charms while Omanis continue their Bedouin values. The generous hospitality of Oman will charm you as the locals are friendly and admiringly approachable. Oman is the obvious choice for travelers who seek out natural beauty while wanting to sense its ancient soul.
Best Time To Visit Oman
Oman’s climate is typical of the Arabian Peninsula, with blisteringly hot summers and pleasantly mild Mediterranean winters. During the summer months (March/April to September/October) almost the entire country is scorching hot. In fact from May to July the thermometer can often nudge up to 104F/40C. Visiting during this period is best avoided, with the exception of Salalah where temperatures remain bearable thanks to the annual khareef which descends from June to August or September.
The best time to visit Oman is during the winter months (October to March) when it is pleasantly temperate by contrast with daytime temperatures rarely climbing much above 86F/30C. Evenings and nights at this time of year can be pleasantly breezy and even occasionally slightly chilly especially high up on the cool heights of the Saiq Plateau and other elevated spots in the mountains. Excepting Salalah during the khareef, the entire country is extremely arid and rainfall is rare.
Recommended Journeys To Oman
9 Days from $3,595 per person ✦
This spectacular tour welcomes you with an array of adventures from magnificent canyons and desert to pristine coastlines. You’ll also visit many historic forts and ancient castles. This adventure is not complete without an experience of sand dune bashing!