Happy National Oman Day! Everyone knows the country is pretty much the Middle Eastern nature capital, with a stunning mountainscape and an array of wildlife. Whether you're going for a short weekend trip or a rejuvenating holiday retreat, expect breathtaking views and tons of outdoor activities to chose from. Not sure where to start? We've got you.
Below, we've gathered the must-see stops in Oman:
1. Bimmah Sinkhole
This mysterious sinkhole is filled with aqua blue water and is the perfect spot to spend the afternoon swimming.
2. Daminyat Islands
As a Nature reserve that spans across an archipelago of nine islands, expect to see tremendous amounts of wildlife.
3. Six Senses Zighy Bay
This is the ultimate seaside retreat: for a 360-degree view of ocean and mountains in your own villa, Six Senses is a fabulous getaway. Bonus: it's only two hours outside of Dubai by car.
4. Nizwa Fort
Go back in time at this 17th-century fort and learn more about the country's rich history up close.
5. Wadi Darbat
This lake is home to herds of wild camels *and* some breathtaking waterfalls.
6. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
The Grand Mosque of Muscat is known for its stunning mosaic walls and grand entrance, as well as being one of the few holy places in the region to allow non-muslims to visit.
Take a Dhow trip from the port city of Khasab for dolphin-watching and snorkelling.
8. Hajar Mountains
Take a seat overlooking the highest mountain range in the Arabian peninsula and enjoy the picturesque view.
9. Mutrah Souq
Visit the Old Souq, a photo-worthy marketplace filled to the brim with antiques, spices and more.
10. The Chedi Hotel Muscat
This luxury resort is easily one of Oman's most stylish hotels. It's home to the longest infinity pool in the Middle East and is situated right on the shore.
11. Wadi Shab
This valley is the ultimate natural playground for adventurers who enjoy hiking, swimming, and cliff-diving.
12. Anantara Jabal Al Akhdar
Arabic for 'Green Mountain', the Anantara hotel offers rooms overlooking the area's natural splendor as well as various outdoor activities like mountain yoga and rock climbing.
13. Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
Watch sea turtles lay their eggs on this wildlife reserve beach and you just might get to hold one of the babies.
14. Wadi Bani Khalid
Get in full relaxation mode at this calm and scenic stream, perfect for quietly lounging the day away.
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