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Everything You Need To Know About Oman


Very few people have ever travelled to Oman. This little gem in the Middle East is much neglected by travellers, but trends are showing it’s starting to hot up for other reasons. Oman exists independently in the Arab world making it a popular choice for holidaymakers in 2015. Politically speaking, the United States of America and Oman have long been allies. This reassures many visitors of their safety when visiting the state.

One of the best things about Oman is the incredible coastline it enjoys. And there’s plenty of it! It sits mostly in the Arabian sea, making it warm, sunny and beautiful. It’s unique setting means there is plenty of native wildlife to see as well. Leopards, gazelle, sea turtles and oryx all make their home here.

Oman boasts an impressive military and is an absolute Monarchy ruled by Sultan Qaboos. His controversial claim to power was made in the 1970s. Since then, Oman has been politically quiet in comparison with it’s neighbouring Arab states.

Many visitors to Oman enjoy exploring the dunes by jeep or by camel. They are often seen as a deep burnt orange colour and change shape frequently because of the winds pushing the sand. Because of the enormous amount of coastline, snorkelling and kayaking are also firm favourites for activities here.

There are many luxurious hotels in Oman that make getting married in Oman an incredible event. You can enjoy remarkable service and facilities when you stay in one of them. Like Dubai, this part of the Arab world recognises the value of the tourism trade and works hard to provide the very best for visitors.

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Muscat is the capital of Oman and was declared to be the capital of Arab Tourism just a few years ago. There is an extraordinary amount to see and do here. Food is exotic and more flavourful than you would expect for this region. Usually, the main meal is served at midday with something lighter for bedtime, except at Ramadan.

The Oman Center For Traditional Music was only established in the mid-1980s, but it is incredibly important to the Omani people. Its purpose was to preserve the unique and varied folk music and dances. It is a wonderful resource for those who live and visit Oman to understand better its history and unique culture.

In addition to all the sea and cultural activities, there is a wealth of caving and climbing opportunities in Oman to explore. There is no chance you’ll run out of things to see and do during your visit. There are even some castles you can see.

Oman is a place few people think of to visit. Whether you are a traveller, or you’re looking for a luxury vacation, Oman could be the perfect destination for you. As with all Muslim countries, modesty in dress is expected, and there will be places where alcohol is not permitted. For fun and adventure, Oman could tick all the boxes. Check out Oman today to see if it could be your destination for choice for 2015.

 


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