Why travel to Oman?
What makes Oman's renaissance somewhat unique in the region is that the transformation has been conducted with great sensitivity towards traditional values - there are few high-rise buildings in the capital, Muscat; the country's heritage of forts, numbering over 2,000, are meticulously restored; ancient crafts like weaving are actively supported. Moreover, traditional Arabian values, such as hospitality and practical piety, are still in evidence making Oman somewhere to experience Islamic culture at its best.
Enjoy a wealth of traditional arts, dance and music, or trek along fortress guarded mountain passes to Oman’s spectacular Grand Canyon where villages cling to its walls. The capital, Muscat, reveals a myriad of memorable sights – golden minarets, traditional souks in winding alleyways, the magnificent Grand Mosque and historic Fish Market.
Oman’s superb luxury beach hotels and resorts offer a wealth of activity holidays. Windsurf on a warm sea breeze; sail out to see dolphins and whales surfacing, or go scuba diving in coral reefs rich with tropical marine life.
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Honeymoons in Oman
The relaxed mixture of nature and culture makes the Sultanate of Oman an ideal honeymoon destination. Oman is small and distances are short, making touring, should you wish to do any, effortless. Choose to relax by the pool in one of Oman's stunning hotels, or, for the more adventurous, there is snorkelling or diving in Oman's marine park, 4wd adventures over the dunes or nights spent camping in the desert under the eastern stars!
Twin Centre Oman Holidays
Oman is a popular stopover point when going on holiday in the Indian Ocean or Far East. Explore two completely different cultures and landscapes by creating a multi-centre holiday with Oman and the Maldives, Mauritius, Thailand or Indonesia. Call us on 0845 603 9815 to discuss tailoring your trip.
Flights to Oman: Oman Air and British Airways fly direct from London to Muscat in 7 hours 15 minutes.
Time difference: GMT +4
Weather in the Oman: The climate is best from late September to early April. Rainfall varies according to the region.
Currency: Omani Rial
Visa requirements: Holders of a valid EU and/or British Passport may apply for a single-entry visa on arrival at Oman Seeb International Airport. A single entry visa is valid three months from date of issue, one-month stay from date of entry.
Health: No special vaccinations needed.