Idyllically situated on the southernmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is a prime holiday destination of the Middle East region. It is its strategic location what makes it an exciting place to wander and explore an array of geographical variations. This middle-east country offers an array of choices for all kind of travelers, right from rugged mountains to sparkling beaches and incredible desert escapes to ultramodern infrastructure and industrial complexes. With so much to explore, you must not get confused on what to see when you visit this country for the first time. Read on to the following write-up and get to know about the places you must see when in Oman.
Situated on the Arabian Sea along with the Gulf of Oman and in the vicinity of the strategic Straits of Hormuz, Muscat is the capital city of Oman. Besides, it is a major official center and the biggest city in the Governor ate of Muscat. The most fascinating part of the Muscat city is the ancient walled port area that contains the lively Mutra Souk, which is apparently the oldest market of Muscat. Taken over by many reigns and kings, the city is presently working under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. The city has offers an excellent blend of elite infrastructure with rich heritage and modern adaptation.
Once the capital of Oman (during sixth and seventh century, Nizwa is a prime destination of the country which is best known for its gold & silver market and the bustling market- Nizwa Souk. The Nizwa town is located about two hours drive from Muscat. Besides the gold and silver market, the town in mainly dominated by the gigantic circular tower (a colossal 150-feet-diameter circular tower with a height of over 115 feet) of Nizwa Castle which is one of the oldest and largest architectures of Oman. The castle is set amidst the green beds of date palms and blissful natural environs of Nizwa town. This ancient castle is certainly a perfect epitome of Omani architectural creativity and designing skills.
One of the most fascinating things or say USPs of the Middle East region is the sparkling desert. Sprawling over up to 180 km from the north to south and 80 km from east to west, the Wahiba sands is an exquisite desert holiday destination for traveler. Whether you want to go for a short romantic getaway or enjoy some exciting desert sports, the Wahiba Sands won’t disappoint in any case. Wahiba Sands are also referred to as Ash-Sharqiyah Sands in Oman. The rolling sand dunes emanating contrasting colors from deep red to rich honey color will indulge you in its own beauty.
Situated at a distance of about 200 km to the north of Muscat, Sohar is a popular city of the Sultanate of Oman. In the ancient time, Sohar was used as a significant Islamic port, thus it has a long and rich sailing history. As per some believes, the place is the legendary hometown of the Sinbad the sailor. The city is most renowned for its iconic copper deposits and archaeological evidence that points to copper extraction being carried-оut around 5000 years ago. Another highlight of Sohar is the Sohar Fort which is an imposing four-story structure with six towers and a ancient museum overlooks the bay. Now you know what places you must visit when in Oman, so what are you waiting for? Book flight tickets and plan a trip to Oman right now!