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A land of mountains and sandscapes, endless beaches and lush wadis, Oman is one of the most beautiful and untouched parts of the Arabian Peninsula. This is authentic Arabia, forts and castles dominate the interior and care has been taken to maintain indigenous customs, local dress and Omani architectural styles. The old-world charm of Oman's white-washed capital Muscat is a particular highlight whilst the shifting dunes of the Wahiba Sands and Oman's extraordinary mountainous interior contain the historic fortified cities of Nizwa, Bahla and Jabrin as well as the finest castles of the Sultanate. Salalah, Oman’s southernmost city, has a subtropical feel and to the north the Musandam Peninsula is a majestic region of small villages, dramatic coastal roads and turquoise sea. Pettitts Travel have led the way in designing tailor-made holidays and tours to Oman for over 30 years.

Places to visit in Oman

Oman is authentic Arabia and the perfect destination for those seeking winter sun, first-class hotels, a beautiful coast and interesting history. Surrounded by mountain, desert and sea, Muscat is Oman’s atmospheric capital city. Admire the low-rise white-washed architecture, visit the Grand Mosque and Al Jalali Fort. Observe turtle migrations along many of Oman’s beaches including Ras Al Hadd and Ras Al Jinz or travel inland to explore Nizwa’s 17th century fort and spice souks. This is the gateway to the towering peaks of the Jebel Akhdar Mountains which provide some of the best views in the region. Alternatively visit the nomadic Bedouins and camp under the desert stars in the ever-changing desert landscape of Wahiba Sands or travel south to Salalah – a centre for the historic trade in incense. The northerly exclave of Musandam is the location of Oman’s finest beaches.

When to Visit Oman

This is a general overview suggesting when to travel in the country.
Please note that this may not directly apply to any specific itinerary or region.

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Oman has a subtropical, hot desert climate with extreme heat in the summer months between June and September where temperatures can reach 40°C with very low rainfall. Winter is cooler and mostly dry with temperatures ranging between 25°C and 35°C with night temperatures usually between 15°C and 22°C. Most rain falls through the winter months, accompanied by thunderstorms. In contrast, spring and autumn are usually warm and pleasant. In the mountains the weather is generally much cooler whilst the southern province of Salalah tends to be warmer and more humid than the rest of the country.

Essential Information

Capital: Muscat Main Language: Arabic
Time Zone: GMT + 4 Currency: Omani Rial (OMR)

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Accommodation in Oman

In Oman the standard of hotel accommodation is very high. Muscat, the interior and the Musandam Peninsula have some excellent hotels with full facilities, swimming pools and spas. In the Jebel Shams, it is possible to stay in some spectacularly sited properties and in there is tented accommodation in the Wahiba Sands. Hotels are generally of a more modern style whilst in Salalah, in the far south of the country, properties are comparable to a 4-star standard.

Oman Holiday Review

We are now back in the UK, having enjoyed a wonderful trip to Oman. The itinerary worked out very well and the scenery in Oman was stunning.  We thoroughly enjoyed all the interesting places we visited. Our driver/guide – Mohammed – made the trip exceptional. Mohammed was calm, kind, helpful, informative, spoke very good English and was a joy to be with. Many thanks again to yourself, for putting together our itinerary at quite short notice – it was really great trip.

JM - Oman - January 2017

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