Why Oman? A country of impressionable beauty, rugged mountains that tell a tale of ancient traditions and secret treasures. Each morning, your senses are aroused by the smell of freshly brewed coffee infused with a hint of rosewater.
~ The interior city of Nizwa showcases Nizwa Fort and Omani traditions from as far back as the 1st century AD. The architectural designs and resemblance to a bygone era are fascinating, intriguing history on how dates play a large part in Omani culture.
~Bedouin culture is vastly different in contrast to the mountainous north. Islam is the official religion and Arabic the main language with English, Kiswahili and Indian widely spoken.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
Travelling in Oman is better done in the cooler months of the year, days are more temperate and comfortable. Mountainous regions are accessible all year round and provide relief from the oppressive summer heat.
Oman's geography and diverse terrain is simply stunning in it's appearance and attracts geologists from all over the world. Earthy rock patterns, ancient formations are fascinating to the eye and how they were formed many centuries ago.
Ancient cities, dramatic mountains to an enclave of hidden paradise.
The region of Al Dakhiliah famous for its towering forts and some of Oman’s most rugged terrain. Local handicrafts, pottery and silverware are stunningly beautiful as you venture through the countries most colourful souq’s.
Situated at the base of the Western Hajar Mountains, Nizwa in ancient days was a major crossroad for Muscat and Dhofar. The fort built in the 1650's offers spectacular 360 views and an insight to the ruling seat of the Al Yar'uba dynasty.
Outside of the town of Bahla is the Castle of Jabreen, this impressive castle in all it's beauty instantly commands your attention. The perfectly placed decor and architecture tell a story of the Home of the Imams. Like many of the Omani forts the special rooms set out for long term storage of dates were simply fascinating. Using the thick syrup as a form of defence in the event of an attack, would be at boiling point ready to pour on unsuspecting enemies.
Where magnificent mountains meet desert sands an area known as the “empty quarter”.
Drawn to this region at the foot of the Hajar mountains are endless desert sands and archeological treasures. Old stone walls surround a palm fringed oasis and ancient settlement.
East of Ibri is Bat one of Oman's UNESCO world heritage sites. The archaeological history provides an insight to how human settlements were as far back as early BC.
“East of Oman” Sharqiah an ancient gate way for India and East Africa.
Distinct in contrast this area is stunning from the desert dunes to the ancient trade town of Sur. The Indian Ocean hugs the coastline and the green like oasis of Khalid softens a somewhat harsh landscape.