If you love the great outdoors and adventure, then here are some of the most stunning natural attractions in Oman with untouched landscapes well worth discovering.
Known as the ‘Norway of Arabia’, the Musandam Peninsula can be reached by plane from Muscat and offers exciting escapades amidst dramatic coastal views. Key things to do include sailing beside the fjords of Musandam, hiking to the summit of Jebel Harim, visiting Khasab Castle and enjoying snorkelling, diving and dolphin spotting.
A hauntingly beautiful desert, the Wahiba Sands with its impressive dunes is not to be missed. You can stay at an Oman desert hotel here for an adventure like no other; go on sunset camel rides, experience dune bashing, trek the vast dunes, savour traditional cuisine at a campfire and learn about the Bedouin way of life.
Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
Wildlife enthusiasts will love a visit to the Raz Al Jinz Turtle Reserve which is a protected area where sea turtles come to nest. Guided excursions are available at night giving you an unforgettable chance to see species such as loggerhead, hawksbill or green turtles nesting on the shore or baby turtles making their way out to sea.
Al Hajar Mountains
There is much to explore in the Al Hajar Mountains of Oman known for its awe-inspiring landscapes. You can take in breathtaking vistas from Jebel Shams, the nation’s highest mountain and enjoy canyoning in Snake Gorge; you can also visit the stunning Wadi Nakhr, the ancient Nizwa Fort and the fruit orchards of Jebel al Akhdar.