Oman, which is officially known as Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country located in the southeastern coast of Arabian Peninsula. Oman is totally dependent on oil exports but in order to become a major tourist spot, the officials of the sultanate have started their struggle. The Ministry of Tourism is doing its best to attract the tourists from all over the world, especially from Middle East. Despite of beautiful places and tall skyscrapers in all over Middle East, tourists now looking for new spot for tourism and Oman could be the best place for it.
So below we have described 6 ideal places in Oman that tourists must have to visit:
It is one of the oldest marketplaces in the Arab world and located adjacent to Muscat harbor. Muttrah Souq has been named after the darkness because shoppers normally do shopping with having lamps in the market as the sunrays does not reach at this market at the day time. It is the best place to get your desirable things and the shopkeepers are well mannered with good behavior. Muttrah Souq is an ideal place to buy some gifts and souvenirs for friends and family.
Salalah is the capital of the southern Omani province of Dhofar. It is the subtropical and vibrant city with full of colours. The city attracts thousands of people from all over Oman and other GCC countries during summer season. Salalah is filled with many historical sites such as the tomb of Prophet Ayoub.
It is a capita; city of Ash Sharqiyah region situated on the northeastern Oman. Sur is historically known for being an important sailing point and the sea plays a vital role to promote tourism in the city. Sur is a midway pint between Wadi Tiwi and Shab. The city is full of traditional houses and buildings.
Jebel Akhdar which is also known as Green Mountains, is a part of Al Hajar Mountains range in Sultanate of Oman. It is one of the most spectacular areas of Oman and the highest point of Jebel Akhdar is Jabal Shams, which is approximately 3000 meters high. In the decade of 1980’s, Princess Diana had spent some time in this area and that is why one point of Jebel Akhdar is known as “Diana’s Point”.
It was formerly known as Wahiba Sands, region of deserts in Oman. Sharqiya Sands is the best place to visit for the lovers of desert life. Tourists from all over Oman and Middle East, spend their vacations at the desert camps in Sharqiya Sands. Wadi Bani Khalid is also known for Sharqiya Sands, where stream maintains constant flow of water throughout the year.
Rustaq is a district and town in the Al Batinah region of Oman and is a very popular spot for tourists. Hot springs is the main reason for tourists to visit this area and it is full of mountains and valleys.