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Tourism in Oman: 5 must-see sites

Nestled in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf, the Sultanate of Oman has all the right features in terms of landscape: heavenly beaches, palm groves, dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see, and breathtaking wadis... Not to mention the capital city of Muscat, which is a pure jewel. If you are going to visit Oman soon, here are 5 must-see sites.

1 – The city of Muscat, Oman’s jewel

Visiting the capital of the sultanate means immersing yourself in a city that perfectly combines modernity and heritage. This ambivalence gives the city an incredible charm, underlined by the natural setting in which it is located. Nestled in the hollow of the mountains and bordering the Arabian Sea, Muscat exudes an infectious sweetness of life. Getting lost in the alleys of the souk, strolling along the corniche or spending an evening at the opera, it doesn’t matter, as long as you savor every moment! Muscat is a must for any stay in Oman.

2 – Wahiba sands, Oman’s majestic desert

Tourism in Oman includes a visit to the Wahiba Sands desert. Dunes located three hours from Muscat, which extend over 200 kilometers long. A breathtaking landscape, where the orange tones of the sand embrace the blue of the sky. How to get there? By 4×4 if you plan to go by your own means, otherwise opt for organized excursions from Muscat.

3 – The Arabian Fjords, a must for tourism in Oman

What is the must-see site in Oman when you dream of being in the middle of nature? The Arabian Fjords! Located in the wildest territory of the sultanate, Musandam, they offer a real moment of tranquility between crystal clear lagoons and encounters with dolphins. However, you should know that this idyllic place is only accessible by sea. To your kayaks!

4 – Raz al Jinz, the turtle beach

In a corner of paradise, in the east of the Arabian Peninsula, there is a magnificent beach bounded by cliffs: Raz al Jinz. A natural wonder that is also a major site for the nesting of green turtles. Each year, more than 30,000 turtles come to lay their eggs. An unforgettable spectacle, but protected, accessible only to visitors accompanied by a guide.

5 – The wahdi shab, a typical Omani wadi

It is the most famous of the country, and therefore, the most frequented. Nevertheless, it is a must-see site when visiting Oman. The oasis is lush, punctuated by cliffs, palm trees and natural freshwater pools. This emblematic landscape of the Omani mountains requires a little effort to be seen: a crossing by boat, followed by about 45 minutes of hiking.