Ever thought of visiting a Middle Eastern land apart from Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia? We bring to you a new adventurous land of Oman that is way past the oblivion of desserts and historical sites in a Middle Eastern country and when we say Oman think turquoise blue water holes, the might mountains, classic operas and cute-sy souks.
Desserts are way too obvious in any Middle Eastern country. But how mesmerizing would it be to witness sinkholes that are turquoise blue in color? So next time you’re looking forward to explore Oman take the costal route from Muscat to Sur and then Oman to witness magical blue waters of the sinkholes and the surrounding white beaches.
Shop your way to glory at the traditional Omani souks that offer everything from silver crafts to jewelry to Omani daggers, pottery and leather products. Besides a shopping paradise one could also satiate the taste buds with a variety of local delicacies in the souks. As you walk along the streets of Muscat you will find many greasy spoons to try, but one should definitely try the traditional Mishak that is barbecued meat, Khubzregag which is stuffed with cheese and egg and most importantly dates which are essential during meal times.The Omani coffee is a must try which is a mixture of coffee, cardamom, saffron and rose water.
Tip: Each souk sells a specialty of a particular region. While some souks sell handicraft products some sell livestock and the others traditional Omani halwa and daggers (khanjar)
Natural Gully and Mountains
The best escape to Oman is hidden within its mountains and valleys. Travelling through Oman’s mountains and valleys can give one the best opportunity to see the village life from the top of Al Hajar mountain. One could also visit the glorious rose farms, the mountain of Jebel Akhdar which gives one an opportunity of rock climbing and enjoying the sunsets with traditional chai and dates and sparkling waters of Wadi Bani Khalid.
Little is known about the tombs or the culture that exists in the northern hilltops of Oman. Beehive Tombs of Bat is one of the place that must be on one’s list while visiting Oman and witness a hundred tombs from the ancient era.
One of the most strategically placed Islands is Telegraph Island which played a significant role in communication in the 19th century and a must visit place offering serenity to indulge in nature with your loved ones.
Another attraction is the Snake Canyon which is popular among hikers who love cliff jumping into small water pools.
Experience Oman and everything it has to offer!