Oman Travel Guide
Whether you live in Oman or you have flown in for a week or two there is nothing more serene than traveling through Oman. The canvas spread before you as you tour the surrounding cities makes every city worth the visit. Here are some popular places and things you may want to do while you visit in Oman.
Everyone knows hot springs are places visited by the very rich to the paper, but the interesting views from these such places are well worth the journey. Many people, mostly Europeans come to Oman to visit the many natural hot springs from the north all the way to the south and even further away to the east.
Take a salon car and begin your journey to Nakhal, here you will find market sales on Fridays and even more interesting things along the way. As you exit the city beyond the entrance you will be going in the direction of Rustaq. In the pre-roman era Rustaq was a capital city, but not sits in ruins. However, the fort located here is magnificent and the area boasts hot springs as well.
If you’re not wanting to travel in this direction very long, you may opt to reverse direction and take the road to Quriyat starting at the Wadi Adai round-a-bout. Quiryat is located near the coast and is often a place for many to enjoy. Quriyat sits about ninety kilometers from Muscat, as it is a sea town, there will be many things to do here. The fort that protects the coast of this little town is also very unusual. If you have time, ask the locals for directions to Hail al Ghaf. The interesting part of this journey is Hail al Ghaf is lushly green. A wide spot of color in the middle of the desert and so close to Quriyat!
Quriyat is almost a central city that you may stay the night in if you wish to venture out to other ocean side towns and villages. As fishing is a mainstay for many of the Oceanside villages and towns, these day excursions will offer highlights of these events on arrival. Two other towns you should consider visiting because you will be so close to them in Quriyat, is Masarah and Wadi Daykah. These two are fishing villages, but well worth the visit! The atmosphere and the ambiance of the quaintness make them charming. In Wadi, there is a nearly completed Damn, that may offer more interest and should be visited if you have time.
If you’re looking for another day trip, you may want to consider going to Yeti and Sifah. Both are easy to venture to, from Muscat. Traditions range here, from every aspect of the fishing industry to the quaint homes.
Throughout the towns of Oman, you will find petrol pumps offering toilets in the rear of the establishments and Coffee Shops offering sodas, snacks, tea, and coffee. Most of the roads are in great shape, the people are most often helpful and hospitable.
Hotels in Oman
When visiting Oman, you may notice something about the hotels. It’s just their design and their beauty, but their location. Every hotel in and around Oman has been strategically placed to take full advantage of its surroundings. If you book your hotel in the mountains you will notice the serenity of the location, giving the visitor the best view, the most gracious offerings for the best deal. Oman is a town of both quaint and elaborate places to stay.
If your travels take you to Salalah you will be richly pleased with the Hilton located here. The design, the amenities and the things close to the hotel to do are one of the main reasons travelers book their stays here. Many tourists love the easy access to the beach and the atmosphere offered in the two dining rooms available. While not everyone who stays here is in the business class, most are long time visitors staying over twenty days at a go. The loveliness in this home away from home gathers from the cleanliness and the service.
Sometimes mainland people want an adventure if you are the adventurous type and are looking for one of the best places to call home it is suggested you tray the Swiss-Belhotel Resort on Masirah Island. Lush green grass separates the pool deck from the outdoor dining and lounging areas here. The sand of the beach is just kilometers from the edge of the grass. This is a fantastic place to rejuvenate the soul and find yourself again. The beautiful design of this well-established hotel is the best place for a few days of rest and relaxation. The hotel offers a wonderful view of the sea, along with a few places to go while you stay on the island. One specific place you should take a time to visit is Museum Half. The displays of the type of sea turtles found around the island are magnificent. You may also, sit and watch the ships go in and out of port or drive over to Landrover beach, home of the many fishermen of Masirah Island.
Some travelers to Oman may be looking for something a little more different than the average hotel with all the bells and whistles. For those travelers who seek the same clean and well-stocked rooms, the Duqm Guest House is the place for you. These rooms are individual portacabins on the sand. Complete with all the normal necessitates, including flat screen TVs and separate rooms for sleeping and lounging. Travelers here also enjoy the well-equipped dining room with a fantastic array of food. Beach access seems to be the high priority here with guests and regulars. The access could not be any plainer than right out your front door a few kilometers and you are wet!