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Sultanate of Oman

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Country profile:

Location: Arabian Peninsula.
Borders: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Capital: Muscat.
Area: 309,500 km2.
Population: 4,572,949.
Currency: Rial OMR.
Azd tribe migration: year 130.

Travel articles about Oman

Masirah, a desolated island on the coast of Oman

MASIRAH ISLAND OMAN

Masirah Island is a beautiful yet desolated place located on the coast of Oman, in the Indian Ocean. Due to its distant location and peculiar desert landscapes, probably only travelers that appreciate off the beaten path destinations will enjoy this place. I’m going to tell you about my visit to Masirah. Unexpected things happen while traveling. It seems that those destinations that are not mapped, always keep a particularly distinctive spot in our travel memories. I mostly don’t organize or plan trips, and Oman wasn’t really an exception. Masirah Island was just at the end of the road of a not planned itinerary. Late at night, after driving through the desert, I arrived at Shannah, a small village where I had dinner. The waiter told me there was a morning ferry heading to an island. As this sounded fascinating and following my instinct, I spontaneously decided to go. After sleeping in…

Driving in Oman – Muscat to Salalah Road Trip – Two Weeks/3000 km

Driving in Oman

Driving in Oman Oman is a fascinating country that has just been discovered by mainstream tourism in recent years. More than a decade ago, I had the chance of driving in Oman and visit some of the country’s best attractions and points of interest. As most of you know, I love to travel and drive, so I didn’t waste time in getting myself a rental car in Muscat and drive around the country without any previously made itinerary or planning. I entered Oman hitchhiking on a truck, coming from the United Arab Emirates all the way to Khasab, in the Ras Musandam Peninsula. After, I got a ferry-boat to Muscat from where I started my road trip in Oman. During my two weeks Oman road trip I visited many castles, sand dunes, archaeological sites, markets, mountains and even a prophet’s tomb. Read my article on the Oman Ministry of Tourism official…

25 of the Best Places to Visit in Oman

VISIT OMAN

Visit Oman The Sultanate of Oman is a fascinating country located on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Oman is a mysterious nation since we don’t hear people speaking about it very often. It is quite easy to visit Oman because it’s very safe and full of very friendly and hospitable people. On this page, I make a list of 25 Amazing Places which are undoubtedly the country’s major tourist attractions. Visit Oman 1. Ras Musandam Fjords Ras Musandam peninsula is separated from the rest of the country. It is famous for its breathtaking fjords of desert mountains and waters of a beautiful shade of blue. In Oman, they still resort to the dhow, a traditional sailboat, for transportation but for fishing and tourism instead of for commercial trade as it was done in the past. It’s quite usual to see these boats along the coast. You’ll find a big…

Inspiring Places to Visit in Asia – Travel Guide

Asia Best Destinations - Travel Guide

Asia Travel Guide “Asia is a marvelous continent to visit. With a total of 49 countries and a population of 4.3 billion, the most prevalent languages in Asia are Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic, Malay, Vietnamese, Korean, Cantonese, Wei, Thai, and English.” My Top Asia The 16th century World Heritage square Naqsh-e Jahan in Isfahan, Iran 427 meters / 1401 ft below sea level Dead Sea salt lake, Israel – Palestine – Jordan Cave of Jesus’s Birthplace in Bethlehem, Palestine The Citadel at Erbil, the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world, Iraq 15th century Timurid architecture of Registan Square in Samarkand, Uzbekistan Hazrat Ali’s Sacred shrine and Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan 14th century Tashilhunpo Monastery and fortress in Shigatse, Tibet 15th century monasteries and monuments of Bhaktapur, Nepal 17th century fort and old district of Nizwa, Oman The endless Great Wall of China 2134 m / 7001 ft mountain top, 62…

Visit Ras Musandam – The Forgotten Peninsula Of Oman

Visit Ras Musandam

Visit Ras Musandam Musandam is a peninsula in the north of Oman, a small isolated region surrounded by the Persian Gulf and separated from the rest of the country by a portion of land of the United Arab Emirates. Its landscape is dry and mountainous, full of impressive fjords, that can be explored on a dhow, a traditional local boat. The Portuguese occupied Musandam in the 17th century as a part of a strategic plan to control trade in the Persian Gulf and control traffic in the Strait of Hormuz. In Oman they still resort to the dhow, a traditional sailboat, for transportation but for fishing and tourism instead of for commercial trade as it was done in the past. It’s quite usual to see these boats along the coast. You’ll find a big fleet on the ports of Sohar, Salalah, Khasab and Muscat, as well as Sur, where the biggest…

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