Oman, known as the Norway of the Middle East, is sure to leave its visitors in awe with its majestic mosques, sun-kissed beaches and glistening fjords.
A trip to this Arab country usually includes visits to the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can complete your tour by trekking Oman’s deserts and mountains.
Oman is home to some of the world’s finest architecture such as the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. This breathtaking work-of-art is situated in the flat area of Muscat. Its minarets and beautiful garden make the structure more stunning. Another Oman architectural treasure is the Muscat Opera House. You will find this structure one of Oman’s most exquisite masterpieces with its unique contemporary style and its amazing capacity to hold a maximum of 1,100 individuals.
You can also explore Oman’s World Heritage Sites which include the Archaeological Sites of Al-Khutm, Al-Ayn, and Bat; Aflaj Irrigation Systems; Land of Frankincense; and Bahla Fort. The Bahla Fort is a monumental fort built by the Banu Nebhan tribe from the 12th to 15th centuries. Its high-stone towers and walls perfectly display the power of the Banu Nebhan.
While you’re in the country, you can dig deeper into Oman’s rich history by visiting Nizwa fort and castle. Learn about how people used to live in ancient times. A walk to the beach may also be a brilliant idea. Oman beaches may not be your typical Mediterranean vibe, but you’re sure to enjoy them anyway. You can visit Al-Sawadi beach, just north of Muscat. It is a favourite destination among the locals.
Aside from its beaches, Oman is also known for its marvellous mountains, deserts and fjords. You can cap off your trip with a visit to Jebel Shams Oman Canyon, Wahabi Sands or the fjords of Oman.
Oman is definitely the place to be if you seek to get in touch with your ancient soul without losing touch of the modern world.
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