The Sultanate of Oman, is one of our favourite destinations at Haslemere Travel and one where many happy clients return to each year. Oman has so much to offer that it is hard to know where to begin. Oman has one of the most diverse environments in the Middle East with various tourist attractions and is particularly well known for its fascinating culture, stunning diverse landscapes, 6000 years of history including UNESCO Heritage sites and warm welcoming people.
With 3165km of pristine coastline, Oman’s waters make the destination unbeatable for sailing, snorkeling and diving whether visiting the majestic fjords of the Musandam region or enjoying a day trip off the Muscat coast.
Surfing enthusiasts can find the perfect conditions for surfing at the beautiful Masirah Islands. Oman’s waters also play host to magnificent sea life such as Dolphins, Whales and Turtles. For those wishing to explore on land, there are Desert safari’s to he most renowned Omani desert (Sharqiyah Sands) with its dunes rising to nearly 200 meters or Caving at Al-Hoota cave (the most famous cave in Oman). This cave located at the foot of Jebel Shams of Al Hamra and is one of the largest cave systems in the world.
Oman has a hot climate (with temperatures reaching around 50 °C in the hot season, from May to September) and very little rainfall, making it attractive to travellers year round. Rainfall in Muscat falls mostly in January and the Dhofar Mountains area receives seasonal rainfall from late June to late September. Some parts of the coast, particularly near the island of Masirah, sometimes receive no rain at all within the course of a year.