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Oman

Considered a hidden jewel nestled at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula; Oman combines a healthy mix of timeless heritage with modern-day life. From the moment you step off the plane you'll be hit with soaring temperatures and met by the charm of the Omani people. Those seeking a unique kind of adventure will find Oman a truly unforgettable destination; gaze in awe at some of the most sensational desert landscapes, breath-taking mountain ranges, and stunning beaches in the world.

You'll discover that authentic Omani culture features in almost every aspect of daily life here, from the unique clothing and mouth-watering regional recipes to the mesmerising arts and crafts this country is so famous for. Spend your days snorkelling the vibrant coral reefs of Daymaniyat Islands, stargaze in the A'Sharqiyah Sands, or even explore the biggest cave chambers across the globe - Majlis Al Jinn. Experience one of the Middle East's most beautiful and underrated treasures to see exactly why it's the perfect getaway to suit everybody.


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Oman facts at a glance
Flight time:
7.5 hours
Time difference:
3 hours
Currency:
Omani rial
Flying from
Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle

Best time to go

Oman is known for its reliably warm climate all-year-round, with its particularly hot months being June, July, and August. The best time to visit is between October through to April, when the temperatures are slightly cooler.

Things to do

Spend your days snorkelling the vibrant coral reefs of Daymaniyat Islands, stargaze in the A'Sharqiyah Sands, or even explore the biggest cave chambers across the globe - Majlis Al Jinn. Explore the quaint traditional markets of Muttrah Souq to find typical Omani products such as colourful fabric, clothes, jewellery, and souvenirs. Marvel at the engraved walls and decadent interior of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and relax on the many beautiful beaches of Musandam. One of the most colourful and natural green paradises on Earth; Wadi Bani Khalid is brimming with stunning natural spring water pools, and various colour plantations to create postcard-like surroundings.

Food and drink

The typical cuisine of Oman combines spices, stews, and soups as well as the traditions of grilled meat and preserved fruit from the Arabian Peninsula. The dining centre of Oman is Muscat; the ideal place to savour some of the more unique dishes of the Sultanate including delicious seafood catches from the Arabian Sea. Less fiery than other parts of the Gulf; Omani cuisine features many lamb and chicken dishes with rice. Instead of an alcoholic drink, which locals usually abstain from, round your meal off with a strongly-flavoured cardamom coffee paired with a selection of sweet treats.

Health and entry requirements

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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