Every place has a different type of beauty. If you love traveling you are already aware that there is something amazing to see in every country and that every city has its own beauty and history.
When you first hear about Oman, you probably don’t think of it as a travel destination. Unfortunately, there are not too many people who know about this country. This country is one of the easiest to travel around.
The combination of the superb infrastructure, the fact that this is one of the safest countries to travel to and the generosity of the Omani people, makes this country one of the must-visit places.
Because of the size of Oman, you can easily spend a few weeks there. You are definitely going to love the whole country and you will return to it whenever you have the chance.
There are some of the things you really have to see when you visit Oman.
Emerald Water at Wadi Shab
The best thing to experience during your Oman route is Wadi Shab. The wadi is a beautiful and pretty easy walk along the many emerald green water pools.
The walk is about 45 minutes long and it is perfect to cool down during your hike. At the end of the walk, you will reach a part where you can swim through a cave and then see a waterfall at the end.
The whole scenery is just breathtaking and you have to see it.
The place is about a 2-hour drive away from the capital Muscat and it is really easy to reach because it is on the side of the highway.
After you park the car you will have to take a short boat ride to the starting point of the small hike. When you plan this, you should know that you will spend about 3 or 4 hours there. Try to avoid the midday heat and if possible, start the walk in the early morning.
Located in the far north of Oman, the Musandam Governorate is separated from the rest of the country by a piece of landform the UAE.
The Musandam beaches are surrounded by the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and because of that, they are one of the most beautiful beaches in the world filled with pure white sand.
The most popular beach is the Khassab beach and it is spectacularly famous. If you have the time and the means, you should go and visit this beach, it will take your breath away.
Wadi Bani Khalid
This is a colorful and natural green paradise on earth. The valley is located in the Al Sharqiyah region and it has a spring and several water pools.
The spring keeps the water flowing in the valley (wadi) all year long. This place has several villages inside and so many colorful plantations among its lands.
So, no matter if you want to spend some time alone, or if you want to meet new people and understand their culture better, you can find all that in one place.
With the unique red rock formations, Wadi Bani Khalid looks like a mind-blowing painting. This is a place you absolutely have to see in Oman.
Shatti Al Qurum
This beach is one of the longest beaches in Oman. Shatti Al Qurum or Al Qurum beach lies on the northern coast in the capital of Muscat.
This beach is one of the busiest beaches in Muscat Bay because there are so many restaurants, cafes, shopping malls and hotels located nearby.
If you are looking to relax, spend some money and get in touch with the local culture, this is the place to visit. Taste the local cuisine or just spend the day at the beach wishing the day to never end. Check out Dxboffplan.com for accommodation in this amazing place.
This is the city where you can buy all the gifts and souvenirs for yourself and everyone else at home. The city of Muttrah located in the capital Governorate of Muscat and The Muttrah Souq is a traditional market.
The market is on the Muttrah Corniche and it offers so many small shops that sell Omani products. Here you can find colorful fabrics, gold and silver jewelry, souvenirs and traditional clothes.
Even if you don’t want to buy things, you have to visit this attraction in Muscat because it is also a great place to take pictures and make new memories.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
This mosque is the most famous of all the Sultan Qaboos mosques. The mosques were built in different cities all around the country.
This specific one was built in Bausher in Muscat in 2001 and it is breathtaking.
No matter if you are religious or not, this is a place that you have to visit. Everything from the large golden dome, its minarets, engraved walls, arches, unique lamps, decorated interior up to the central crystal chandelier is making the mosque an absolute architectural wonder.
Ras Al Jinz
This place is located in eastern Omar in the city of Ras Al Hadd. Why you should visit it? Well, because it is a natural reserve for endangered green turtles.
More than 20,000 females return to this place every year to lay their eggs. There are beautiful beaches with golden sands and crystal waters in Ras Al Jinz and the tourists and visitors can watch the turtles.
If you go at the right time of the year you can see the turtles digging their nests and laying eggs, and even see the small turtles hatch their eggs and head back to the sea.
If you want to be a part of the amazing nature observation, you should contact the tour guides from the turtle reserve and they will give you more details about it. The observation usually happens very early in the morning so you need to be prepared to wake up at the crack of dawn.
Other places you have to visit
Besides all that we mentioned till now, here are some other places that you have to visit if you are staying in Oman for at least two weeks:
- Oman’s forts and castles
- Jebel Al Akhdar
- The National Museum of Oman
- Jebel Shams
- Masirah Island
- Majilis Al-Jinn
- Royal Opera House
- Wadi Damm
- Sands of Rub’ Al Khali
- Bimmah Sinkhole
- Stars of Al Sharqiya
There are so many things that are worth visiting in Oman that this list could go on for days. If you are going to stay in Oman for more than two weeks, you may have time to see most of these things if you make a good plan.
If you are visiting Oman for a week or less, it is best to see things close to the place where you will be staying so you can see as much as you can. Before going there ask the representatives of your travel agency if there are any tours available and make your plan according to that.
Once you visit this magnificent country you will want to come back. It will just capture your heart and you will fall in love with everything it has to offer.