The sultanate on the Arabian Peninsula awaits you with an unbelievable wealth of facets and an exciting mix of fantastic and extraordinary accommodations: whether an authentic guesthouse, an exclusive beach resort or a spectacular luxury hotel in the mountains. Fulfill a dream from 1001 nights with desert glamping between the dunes of the Wahiba desert. Sail with a traditional dhow along the coast of Musadam and take an exciting road trip through mountain villages, wadis up to the "green mountain" of the Hajar Mountains. Trek through the incredible nature and enjoy spectacular views. Watch the fascinating natural spectacle of the turtle migration and relax in the beach paradises of Muscat or Salalah while swimming and snorkeling.
Oman vacations include deserts, riverbed oases as well as a long coastline along the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.
Rimal Al Wahiba is a dune region inhabited by Bedouins. In the capital Muscat with its port you will find the imposing, modern Grand Sultan Qaboos Mosque and the old Matrah district with its labyrinthine souk and the busy fish market.
The country occupies a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf and borders the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west and Yemen to the southwest and borders with Iran and Pakistan.
The Musandam exclave on the Strait of Hormuz is a specialty. Completely surrounded by the United Arab Emirates, it belongs to the Sultanate of Oman. In the north as in the south there are mountain ranges with a narrow coastal strip in front of them.
It is particularly interesting for geologists because it provides information about the eventful history of Oman that has lasted millions of years. The Musandam peninsula in the north was formed from limestone that was formed in the Mesozoic Era.
In the south of Musandam to the northern edge of Jebel Akhar, deep rocks such as Dorit and rocks of volcanic origin such as basalt come to light - the same rock formations that can be found on the island of Masirah.
The first high culture arose around 5000 years ago when copper was mined in the mountains of Oman. The incense later brought prosperity to the south of the country.
After the peaceful arrival of Islam in the 7th century, a phase of lively trade relations began, which made the country one of the most important powers on the Indian Ocean over the next few centuries. After Oman had been almost completely isolated from the outside world for over 100 years for over 100 years, this changed in 1970 when Sultan Qaboos came to power. He carefully led the country into modern times. So it is still possible today to visit many cultural legacies that have fallen victim to modernization in other Gulf states.
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