Oman: authentic experience of mysterious culture, dramatic landscapes and elegant forts

Oman is a land of riches and has its share of some of the finest and the most elegant hotels in the world to provide for your luxury and comfort. Oman is one of the most enjoyable luxury travel destinations . Hotels like Crown Plaza Salalah, Hilton Salalah Resort, Muscat Intercontinental, Grand Hyatt Muscat and many more will pamper you in luxury and style.

Oman is a land of vast geographical contrasts and the thing that binds all parts of Oman is its deep-rooted culture. The country has a lot to offer in the form of welcoming cities like. Luxury Travel Butler made a selection of some of them…

Muscat: the capital city of Oman

The city has consistently preserved its old-world character. Old Muscat has an attractive charm because osf its many forts, castles, mosques and towers doting the landscape such as, Jalali and Mirani forts adjoining the Al Alam Palace.

You will enjoy the Corniche, with its boardwalk and the market is one of the highlights of the city.

Do visit the old market of Muttrah to buy keepsakes. If you wish to see the contemporary architecture, then Greater Muscat is the place for you as it is swanked with high-rise business properties, fashionable suburbs rooted in conventional Islamic architecture, graceful mosques, archaeological sites, museums and world-class hotels.

The peaceful coast of Sur

Large stretches of crystal sands invite you to peaceful seacoast town called Sur. The route through the village of Quriyat is great and offers magnificent views of radiant white beaches, deep ravines, cliffs that fall dangerously into azure seas, rocks sculpted by wind and waves and flourishing green river beds.

The journey ends in the city famous for its shipyards (and supposedly the home of the legendary Sinbad the Sailor).

The palm oasis of Nizwa

This is the main city in the internal district. It was the capital in the 6th and 7th centuries. The town’s enormous palm oasis stretches for 13 km (8 miles) along the course of two wadis. It is well known for its fort and its gold and silver handicrafts.

The mountain villages of Wadi Bani Khalid

Wadi Bani Khalid includes small villages in the mountains. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters, which are, also host to a variety of flora and fauna.

The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographers delight. Experience a roller coaster over the dunes, great desert experience

Best time to visit

Plan a trip between the months of November and March to this exotic country to enjoy it in its full bloom.