Oman for the first time visitors
If desert landscapes, historic forts and pristine beaches are your idea of thrilling vacation, then Oman should be on your travel list. Set right on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is generally overlooked by travellers. It’s an exotic destination dotted with a range of interesting attractions. So let’s explore some of the must-visit attractions in Oman.
The capital city of Oman, Muscat is brimming with historic palaces, museums and markets. The city has a lot to offer to every traveller. Some of the must-visit attractions in the city include Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace, the twin forts of Al Jalali and Al Mirani, and the incredible Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
This stretch of desert dunes goes on for miles. Home to the Bedu tribe (ethnic group of nomadic Arabs), Wahiba Sand is the perfect place for travellers wanting to explore the authentic and traditional side of Oman. Special tours are arranged for interested people, and it’s definitely a lifetime experience.
Ras al Jinz
A turtle reserve in Oman, Ras al Jinz is the perfect place for beach lovers. The region protects and helps repopulate the sea turtles and the best time to visit here is between May and October. It’s a pristine, away-from-crowd place dotted with luxury resorts.
The city of Nizwa once served as capital of Oman. Today, the city is renowned for its grand fort constructed during the 17th century by Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya’ribi. One of the prime features of the Nizwa Fort is the gigantic cylindrical tower which looks incredible. The fort also houses a museum filled with artifacts collected from the 17th century.
The Musandam Peninsula is among the most deserted but beautiful regions in Oman. For a long time, the place has served as a home to mountain villages and other coastal people. One can enjoy boat trips here and explore the coasts and peaks. The traditional Omani boats also are available.
Another destination for beach lovers here is the stunning Masirah Island. There’s the beach, shipwrecks, wildlife and a lot of history. Being home to Omani air base, the place is a lot less crowded and there are several secluded spots. For those interested in visiting the place, regular ferries are available.
Situated in Northern Oman, the city of Bahla is an oasis in the desert. The city is known for its incredible and historic fort, the Bahla Fort built in the 13th century. It’s a gorgeous fort that tells a lot about the history of Oman. Besides, the markets here are perfect for picking souvenirs. ( Times Travel )