One of the fastest growing countries in the region, Oman has no doubt been through a revolutionary development over the past  years. Taking a virtual tour in Oman you will realize why.

The amazingly beautiful Sultanate of Oman is quickly becoming very popular with tourists, and with very good reason: The beauty of the rocky mountains rising from the sea with a green backdrop is unparalleled.

If you would like to join the groups of tourists heading to The Land Of Sindbad The Sailor, we have a list of popular destinations that you definitely want to check in your tour in Oman.

Qurum Beach, Muscat

Qurum Beach, Muscat

Qurum Beach is Muscat’s longest and most beautiful beach. It is four kilometers long and very easy to reach.

The soft golden sand and the turquoise waters provide a sense of tranquility while the well-developed amenities provide modern-day comfort.

Sports activities like jet skiing, parasailing and canoeing can be booked at the beach. Snorkeling trips or diving trips can also be booked.

There is also plenty of good food and drink available in the various restaurants and snack bars, so you can spend the day there.

Bait Al Zubair, Muscat

Bait Al Zubair, Muscat

Traditional Omani culture and everyday life are perfectly presented in this privately owned museum.

Al Zubair family first opened the museum to the public in 1998, they later established the foundation in 2005, as the cultural and social arm of the family-owned business, The Zubair Corporation.

Bait al Zubair displays the family’s collection of Omani artifacts that spans a number of centuries. And show the Omani lifestyle over the years.

The museum houses an intriguing collection of weaponry, traditional costumes, antique household items, and jewelry.

Several side rooms offer a glimpse into the aesthetics of a traditional Omani room, decorated and furnished with utmost precision.

After you finish touring the museum and the model village you can relax for a while in the garden with a nice drink from the cafe.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

To design this breathtaking mosque a competition was held in 1993.

This glorious piece of modern Islamic architecture was a gift to the nation from Sultan Qaboos to mark his 30th year of reign.

The interior of this grand mosque is as beautiful as the exterior, featuring a 70m by 60m Persian carpet that took four years to be weaved.

This hand-woven carpet is the second largest single piece carpet in the world. The chandelier as well is very imposing, it is 14 meters tall and was made in Italy.

The mosque, which can accommodate 20,000 worshippers, including 750 women in a private musalla , is an active place of worship, but make sure to take a tour after prayer as it is a glorious place to visit.

Salalah

Salalah

Salalah, the capital of Dhofar region, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The nature there is unbelievable, especially during Khareef or monsoon season. If you take a tour in Oman during this season, Salalah should be your first stop.

mid-June to mid-August, monsoon clouds from India bring a constant drizzle to the area and, as a result, the whole area is transformed into a lush green landscape, even the surrounding mountains.

You should definitely enjoy the coconut fringed beaches in Salalah, but remember that the ocean waves and currents are not always predictable.

You should also try the fresh coconut juice while you are there, street vendors will lop the top of a green coconut for you.

Khasab

Khasab

Separated from the rest of Oman by the UAE, the Masandam Peninsula is well worth the day trip from Dubai or a plane ride from Muscat. It is definitely not to be missed in a tour in Oman!

Uncover the dramatic scenery of Oman Fjords and pay a visit to Khasab, where the mountains meet the gulf.

The natural landscape there is breathtaking. Aquamarine colored water greets startling cliffs, this peninsula’s fjords or khors present spectacular views.

Be sure to visit Khor Najd while you are there, it offers one of the most beautiful views you will ever see in your life.

You can go to Khor Najd by car and have a picnic there, but to see the other Khors you may want to take a dhow trip; A dhow  is a traditional Omani boat.

You should also check Khasab Castle while you are there, Built by the Portuguese in the 17th century on top of a much older fort built in unknown times.

The well-preserved castle now houses a museum and a Quran study school.

For more tours in the GCC see also:

The Most Gorgeous Places To Enjoy Nature In The GCC

Primitive Beauty: The most important Natural Reserves in Saudi Arabia

Seeing Blue: 7 of the most amazing diving sites in GCC region

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