Travel in Oman – Travel Guide

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Sultanate of Oman

  • Capital : Muscat
  • Official language: Arabic
  • Sultan: Qaboos bin Said Al Said
  • Population 2009 : 2,845,198 inhabitants
  • Currency: Rial
  • Total Area : 309,500 km²
  • Time zone : UTC + 4
  • International telephone code : +968
  • Climate: Desert
  • Visa: For Portuguese nationals, you only need a passport. You buy the visa at the border.
  • Borders: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen

Travel in Oman • Travel Guide 1

Places not to be missed on vacation in Oman: Muscat, Nizwa, Salalah, Masirah, the countless fortresses across the country, Samail, Mount Djebel Akhdar

Things I liked about Oman

Friendly and communicative people,

Safe country for travelers,

Amazing landscapes,

Great beaches,

Breathtaking mountains,

Colorful and lively markets,

More than 500 historic castles and forts,

Interesting archaeological sites.

When to travel in Oman

Hosn Castle in Samail, Visit Oman

Hosn Castle in Samail, Visit Oman

To know when to go on vacation in Oman, you need to know a little better about its seasons and climate. The best time to visit Oman is during the winter months (between November and March), as temperatures are much more pleasant.

The climate of Oman is arid and hot, also being very humid in the summer months. Temperatures are very contrasting between day and night because during the day they arrive to achieve the 50º C. The wettest area is in the South of Dhofar, although along the coast, the climate is milder.

Oman is a fascinating country for holidays. We visited Oman for 18 spectacular days. I loved the country and the people. I rented a car in Muscat and explored a little bit in all the corners of Oman and also the island of Massira and Ras Musandam. This is definitely one of my favorite countries, which I want to visit again in the future. Oman is a mix of Arab, African and Gulf culture, with very exotic architecture and stunning mountain landscapes and oases.

History of Oman

THE history of Omanstarts in Antiquity, when this site was already considered an essential place in commercial activity. In Sumerian, the region of Oman is called “Magan,” which was ruled by the Achaemenid Empire in 563 BC. Arab tribes arrived in the area in the first century, dominating the Persians, who lost their power in the region. The Ibadi Muslims managed to settle in Oman, creating an image, which lasted until the 20th century. Muscat was visited and conquered by the Portuguese in the 16th century, where they stayed until the military onslaught and successfully by the Ottomans at the end of the 17th century. When the sultans, formed by Ahmed Ibn Said, organized themselves, they expelled the Ottomans in the following century. In the 19th century, Oman became an economic power, with the protection of Great Britain.

Oman Geography

THE geography of Omanit has a territorial area of ​​212 460 km2, located in Southwest Asia, more precisely in the Southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the small enclave between the Musandam Peninsula and the Strait of Hormuz. This territory also includes the islands Masirah and al-Hallaniyah. This country is bathed in the northeast by the Gulf of Oman, as well as by the Arabian Sea in the southeast. It is bordered by Yemen in the southwest, Saudi Arabia in the west, and the United Arab Emirates in the northwest. The landscape here is composed mainly of a plain in the north, better known as Batinah, as well as the Hagar mountains and small fishing ports that form on a plateau, located in the south. The Hajar mountain range, located parallel to the Gulf Coast Oman, reaches altitudes of 3 000 meters, the highest point being 3 107 meters,

Culture of Oman

THE culture of Omanit has its base in Islam, although it has developed a branch of this religious doctrine called Ibadism. Still, Sunnism and Shiism are also practiced. They have a tradition of using the “dhow,” a sailing vessel that was used for centuries, initially to serve commerce. Today it is also used for fishing and tourism, so it is quite common to find it all along the coast. There is a large fleet in the ports of Sohar, Salalah, and Muscat, as in Sur, the largest manufacturing center for this type of vessel. Men have the habit of wearing the dishdasha, a mantle without a collar, with long sleeves and that reaches the ankle, usually white. The “muzzle” turban is another indispensable accessory. Women wear serial (pants) and lihaf (headscarf). The main event is,

Some itinerary ideas for you to prepare your holidays in Oman independently. Tourism itineraries in Oman are for 6, 7, or 9 days.

6 Days in Oman

Day 1 Muscat

Day 2 Qabus Mine

Day 3 Jabal Shams

Day 4 Jabal Shams

Day 5 Khasab Musandam Tours

Day 6 Muscat

9 Days in Oman

Day 1 Muscat

Day 2 Nizwa

Day 3 Nizwa

Day 4 Bahlah

Day 5 Ibri

Day 6 Ibri

Day 7 Salalah

Day 8 Salalah

Day 9 Muscat

 

1 week in Oman

Day 1 Muscat

Day 2 Sur

Day 3 Sur

Day 4 Masira

Day 5 Masira

Day 6 Masira

Day 7 Muscat

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