Where to stay: Desert Night Camp is the best bet to have a fun-filled adventure in Wahiba Sands. Accommodation starts at ₹20,000 per night for double occupancy. You can check out more options here.
When to go
November to March are the best months to visit Oman as balmy temperatures make for a pleasant vacation. January and February are the months when the Muscat Festival takes place and you can enjoy various forms of entertainment and shopping.
The highways in Oman are decent and it is fairly easy to drive around the country. If possible, hire a 4-wheel drive. There are great opportunities for off-road driving in Oman, and you will want to veer off the tarmac again and again. So, choose self-driving, if it fits your pocket, to tour the country. You can also rent taxis, but taxis on call are only available in Muscat as of now. For going out of the city, it's best to take a taxi via an agent and negotiate a price beforehand.
Buses are also available between all major cities of Oman. Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Sur and Nizwa, are all connected via bus services. There is also a regular flight between Muscat and Salalah, operated by Oman Air, the national carrier.
3-star hotel stay: 18 OMR – 36 OMR (₹3,000 to ₹6,000)
Taxi for a 8-km trip: 9.60 OMR (₹1630)
Local transport: 0.40 OMR (₹68)
Decent meal with a drink: 10 OMR (₹1700)
Meal at a fast-food chain: 2.50 OMR (₹425)
A pint of beer: 3 OMR (₹508)
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