Top 5 things to do in Oman

Although the name ‘Oman’ may sound very remote, Oman is not as remote as one might think it to be especially because it is just an hour’s flight from Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Well connected with the world, the country has been able to retain its rich cultural heritage and offers stunning scenic beauty ranging from the dives in the ocean to the golden sand dunes. While it is a promising upcoming tourist destination, there are several Oman tour packages from Dubai that offer a diverse range of experiences such as the visit to places of historical and architectural importance, wildlife ghettos, beaches, and mountains. The food is especially delicious because of the exotic combinations of Indian breads and curries along with kebabs and Turkish dips. Beyond the capital city of Muscat, one can often spot camels roaming freely. While there is no dearth of things to do in Oman, adrenaline-pumping activities or being beside dolphins and turtles are some of the ways to spend some fun-filled days. Travelers, especially these days, are very decisive about what they want to do while on their Oman tour from Dubai. There may be plenty of adventures to choose from, one can always simply go for Oman sightseeing, Wadi-bashing, diving, camping, or off-roading. Read on to know the top 5 things to do in Oman:

1. The Souk Sojourn: Oman is a paradise for shoppers because it is dotted with a number of souks selling artifacts, souvenirs, dates, honey, traditional crafts, Omani silver jewellery, pottery, Omani Mandoos, Khanjar, Frankincense, silver crafts, etc. Muttrah Souk in Muscat is ideal for shopaholics, but equally popular is the Nizwa souk which is famous for antiques.

2. Desert Camping:  Head to the Wahiba Sands to indulge in dune-bashing, quad biking, camel riding amidst the golden sands of the desert. One may also stay overnight at the Bedouin Camp to enjoy the silence and serenity of the place or to just do some star-gazing.

3. Adventure-filled activities: Be it kayaking, snorkelling, sailing, swimming with turtles, whale sharks, dolphins, and other marine creatures, or scuba diving into the vast stretches of underwater coral life, none of them are worth missing.

4. Visiting the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque: One of the popular destinations in Oman, the famous Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque boasts of housing the largest chandeliers of the world and second-largest Persian carpet, the largest being owned by the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Millions of visitors and worshippers throng the place every year which makes it a must-visit place for people across religions.

5. Watching turtles and dolphins: Although the sea turtles annually visit the beaches of Oman from Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea and Somalia, the Ras-Al-Jinz beach is a nesting ground for the endangered green turtles. Loggerheads, Hawksbills, Olive Ridleys, and Leatherbacks are also spotted at other Omani beaches. Also, Muscat and Musandam are cetacean hotspots, where long-nosed common dolphins, spinner whales, and humpback dolphins can be spotted. The local tour operators in the region also organise dolphin-watching trips.

To make your trip extra adventurous and exciting, you can also book a private seaplane charter flight from Dubai to Oman with Seawings. Visit Muscat, capital of Oman, for the hilltop forts and ancient souks. Take a private charter to the Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort and Spa. Enjoy fun activities like paragliding, water skiing, and mountain biking at the resort. Rejuvenate your mind and body in the serene surroundings. 
So, the next time you are planning an Oman trip from UAE, don’t forget to check out these fun things to do in Oman.

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