Oman is a country of enormous diversity and natural beauty. It is a country considered to be the Arabian Peninsula’s most rewarding destination. It is rich with its many amazing sightseeing places, and different great landmarks. It has a history dating right back to 3,000 BC, that can tell a thousand story and that can attract the interest of many people.
The Sultanate of Oman, with an area of 309,500 square kilometres, encompasses a diverse range of topography, including mountain ranges, arid deserts and fertile plains. Oman’s varied and spectacular landscapes are a blend of its geological history, and its climate over the past few million years. Oman’s location also helped and added to the advantages of this great country.
The sultanate has such an abundance of hidden treasures. From the grand forts, exquisite palaces and mystical souqs of the capital Muscat, to the undulating dunes, fresh water wadis and miles upon miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, Oman is just waiting to be discovered.
Muscat offers the visitor a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial centre existing in harmony with its traditional culture. Oman is a country that takes pride of its culture, a culture that is so rich, and great. For a country that is typically known as a ‘desert country’, Oman amazes the visitor with its verdant gardens and floral displays lining the highways and byways.
Oman, without a surprise, is named the Second Best City to visit in the world in 2012 by the travel guide publisher Lonely Planet, for its diverse environment and various tourist attractions. Muscat also was chosen as the Capital of Arab Tourism of 2012.
Written by: Humaid Barkat AlSharji