Embark on an Oman vacation and you'l find a country that has it all. The country between Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Yemen is ideal for an exciting adventure. Fascinating mountain ranges and deep gorges, crystal clear lakes in numerous green oases, endless desert landscapes with dunes and a starry sky at night that remains unforgettable. The beaches at the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean are true paradises with fine sand, palm fringed beaches and turquoise glittering water. On the streets and squares you will feel transported into the world of a thousand and one nights.
Lively markets, exotic scents of saffron, mint and cardamom, a colorful hustle and bustle on the streets and historic buildings that tell of the country's eventful history - let yourself be captivated by these places in Oman.
Jebel Akhdar means "Green Mountain" and is a rugged mountain region in the central Al-Hajar Mountains. Here you can experience the natural wonders, rich history and cultural heritage of the region. Jebel Akhdar is 6500 feet above sea level and thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate is a welcome retreat for nature lovers and adventurers. The landscape known as the "Fruit Bowl of Oman" is dotted with lush orchards of pomegranates, apricots, walnuts and other local fruit from Oman.
The Rub al Khali Desert, the largest sand desert in the world, has become an attraction on a tour of Oman for adventurous travelers who want to experience its untouched beauty. It is ideal for quad biking or sandboarding. Rare species of spiders, scorpions and rodents can be observed on walks in the outskirts. Bedouin people even still practice camel breeding and pasture farming in these zones - a scene like from 1001 nights.
The desert city of Ibra lies about 100 miles inland from Muscat, the capital of Oman. Every Wednesday there is a market day for women only, which is very popular with the locals. Home textiles, clothing, food and spices are sold here. Stroll through the bustling streets, let the smells of oriental spices work their magic on you and get into conversation with locals.
The desert landscape of Wahiba offers spectacular views of shifting dunes and endless sand mountains. A jeep tour takes you across the desert. Here you can spend the night in the desert under a breathtaking starry sky and enjoy the sunrise in the morning. The visit of a Bedouin family will introduce you to life in the desert and is a must on your Oman tour. Less
Oman has high temperatures all year round. Oman is influenced by trade winds and the foothills of the monsoon. This results in a subtropical climate with very hot summers and mild winters. When Germany freezes, Oman is still around 90 °F during the day. In the mountain regions, light winds blow from time to time, which make excursions more pleasant despite the hot weather. The dry desert climate also makes even the extreme heat in summer seem comparatively pleasant. Thus, in principle, Oman can be visited all year round and this applies to the whole country: for the northern regions around Muscat, for the interior and for Salalah in the south. Oman is especially pleasant from November to April, especially if you want to travel the country and experience a lot of nature and culture.