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Lounge on the Beach: Few may associate Oman with beaches but, in reality, the country boasts some of the world’s most serene beaches, along its 3,165 km-long coastline. The pristine beaches of Ras Al Hadd, Al Sawadi, Finns beach and Bandar Al Jissah offer tremendous choice in terms of beach camping, snorkelling, diving, kayaking and even surfing. Oman has a profusion of exotic marine life and some of the best dive sites in the world.
Go Glamping: Visit Sharqiyah Sands, a vast desert sprawl of dunes spread across 200km. Stay at a luxury camping resort, visit the local Bedouin houses to understand their lifestyle and don’t miss out on some exciting desert sports like sand boarding, dune bashing, quad biking and camel safari.
Photograph the Dramatic Landscapes: As you drive around Oman, you will realise that its topography is characterised by its dramatic mountains and rocky cliffs. Referred to by the locals as the Grand Canyon of Arabia, Jabal Shams, is the country’s highest peak at 3,005 metres. perfect for a day of trekking. Don’t forget to visit Jabal Akhdar, the Oman’s second highest peak, where you can stay at a luxury resort, which boasts some stunning mountain views.
Discover Amouage: Perfume enthusiasts can head to the Amouage factory, to experience the entire Amouage line of products, gain a better understanding of the inspiration behind the fragrances and witness the bottling of Amouage fragrances. This world-famous Omani perfumer blends exotic ingredients like frankincense, rose, saffron and spices into their trademark fragrance line. The Amouage Visitor Centre experience in Muscat is the only one of its kind in the world.
Swim in the Wadis: Oman is famous for its natural swimming pools called wadis. One of the most beautiful wadis in the country is Wadi Bani Khalid, situated 200kms from Muscat. This is a favourite spot among locals who come here to swim with their families, trek in the mountains or chill out on the beach. experienceoman.om