Desert camel treks and
4-wheel drive safaris through mighty canyons
are just some of the adventures awaiting guests to Oman. From quiet mountain villages where times stood still, to magnificent UNESCO forts,
swaying date-palm plantations and beautiful beaches; the fascinating city of Muscat is the perfect holiday destination to explore!
The Sultanate of Oman is a rapidly-developing nation where centuries-old ways of living are still the norm outside the bustling capital. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
is a beautiful example of Islamic architecture, providing a wonderful insight into the cultural heritage of Oman. It is also the only mosque that allows entry for non-Muslims. The mosque is lavishly decorated and features a 263m prayer carpet, 35 crystal chandeliers and a floor entirely paved with marble.
Visitors may also choose to visit Muttrah Souq, the oldest market place in the capital,
which offers a fascinating insight into authentic Omani culture. Gold, silver, antiques, spices, dates and frankincense can all be found in abundance in this colourful corner of Muscat. Oman is the home of frankincense so a visit to Muttrah Souq would not be complete without picking up a few pieces of this ancient luxury. Always select your resin crystals by hand and choose the blondest available, these carry the sweetest aroma!