Oman offers visitors a refreshing insight into the complexities and rich vibrancy of Arab history. When you travel to Oman with Qatar Airways, you’ll get a glimpse into a unique and laid back Arabian lifestyle, as well as a range of attractions to enjoy.
A land of remarkable and ancient cultural traditions and beautiful landscapes, the country is marked by a beautiful stillness, with palm trees lining stretches of quiet coastline, and traditional fishing craft bobbing in old harbours. Amid the vast date plantations you’ll glimpse villages built from mud-brick, and ancient stone walls still protecting the hamlets that cling to the walls of remote valleys.
If you love exploring wild landscapes then Oman is the place to come for its rugged and almost painfully pure scenery, a classic Arabian heartland that has been undiluted by developers. Canyons claw into the sides of rocky mountains, and valleys are regularly swamped by the ever-shifting dunes.
Oman has also embraced much that the modern world has to offer, and this is especially the case in Muscat, the country’s capital. Join shoppers as they haggle over food and jewellery in the old souks, or take a walk through the crumbling forts and watchtowers still guarding many of the towns around the capital.
Oman’s second largest city, Salalah, is also rising in status at the regional and global tourist map. Strategically situated at the banks of the Arabian Gulf, the city is attracting more and more tourists as a coastal destination full of beach hotels and resorts. Not far away from the beach front, visitors will also find souqs offering handicrafts and souvenirs.