Whether you choose to take in frenetic souks scented by coffee and frankincense, timeless fortresses, vast deserts, soaring dunes or romantic seascapes, The Sultanate of Oman offers an inspiring diversity of exceptional natural and manmade experiences.
On the outskirts of Muscat, it’s possible to sniff the world’s most expensive perfume, Amouage where it has been handcrafted for generations, to see turtles at the Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, or grab your camera for the colours and characters at the weekly livestock market at Nizwa.
Those looking for adventure can head into the rolling Wahiba Sand dunes, summit Oman’s highest peak Jebel Shams in a 4×4 or hike to the Sultanate’s remote mountain villages where artisans still craft traditional pottery by hand. Alternatively, you can watch the equally skilled craftsmen build dhows at the harbour in Sur and visit the Corniche at dusk when the lights come on around Muttrah’s souk, a hive of Omani social activity late into the Arabian night.
Speak to our concierge team during your stay who will be able advise you on the best things to see and do in and around Muscat.