Far from the ostentatious luxury of its neighbours, the Sultanate of Oman favours the pleasures of nature and tradition!
A trip to Oman will transport you through legends intertwined since the dawn of time and 5,000 years of history of trade and conquest.
Who hasn't dreamed of experiencing the fantastic voyages of Sinbad the Sailor, or following in the footsteps of the Queen of Sheba and the famous lost city of the Arabian Nights? A stay in Oman also means the freshness of a wadi or palm grove, the serenity of a sandy desert, ancient villages, forts and green mountains. A true link between India and Africa, Oman is also a living tradition of oriental hospitality.
Dry desert; hot, humid along coast; hot, dry interior; strong southwest summer monsoon (May to September) in far south
Arab, Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi), African
Pointing your foot at another person is considered very rude, as is showing the sole of one's foot.
Shuwa — lamb or goat meat coated in a spice blend of chili peppers, cardamom, cloves, cumin, or coriander then wrapped in banana or palm leaves and placed in a woven bag before being roasted and smoked in underground pits; typically served on a bed of rice with a tomato-based sauce
High-income, oil-based economy; large welfare system; growing government debt; citizenship-based labor force growth policy; US free trade agreement; diversifying portfolio; high female labor force participation