Guide to Luxury Holidays in Oman

Vibrant with cultural flavours and favoured for luxury hospitality, Oman is a region of historic soul mixed with modern influences. Lap up the serene appeal of the Zighy Bay, which sits overlooking the Gulf of Oman. Beaches here are calm and set in front of a backdrop of luscious rolling mountains. Get to know the bay on a paragliding excursion, or simply take it easy in your luxury resort.

Alive with colour and a lush climate for a true oasis escape, Salalah is the capital of the Dhofar region. Find your feet on pristine beaches and taste rich flavours from banana and papaya plantations. Explore the golden landscape, located in the middle of the Arabian Desert. A guided tour will also include the option to experience a desert camp if you're up for the adventure!

With a sense of calm, Muscat overlooks the Gulf of Oman. A soothing vibe flows through the design of the buildings and way of life for locals. Dive into the rich turquoise waters, home to turtles, as you explore nearby lagoons. Learn more of the Omani history with a visit to the National Museum. Known for seafood, amazing local marine life (think friendly dolphins and turtles), Arabian archaeological sites and vibrant souks, this beautiful capital is full of charm.

GMT +4
Omani Rial
Flying Time
~7 hours 15 minutes

Ranging from hot summers to mild, Mediterranean winters, the climate in Oman is typically ideal for beach getaways. During summer (March to October), May to July, in particular, can see temperatures hit 40 degrees.

The climate in Salalah stays milder and offers the chance to see lush greenery, as the annual khareef arrives from June to early September. The winter months (October to March) are a popular time to visit Oman due to the beach weather, with temperatures at a steady 30 degrees.

Be sure to keep hold of your identification at all times. It's a good idea to have a photocopy of your passport just in case. For entry, you'll need a tourist visa on arrival. Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.

Set off on your own Arabian night of incredible flavours! You'll discover a fine dining cuisine full of delicious dishes unique to Oman. Choose an experience to your taste whether opting for a traditional Arabic mezze or enjoying à la carte seafood on the beach with breathtaking views.

Inspired by the golden age of Arabian cuisine, discover restaurants founded on the culinary roots of the region. Local farmers and the Omani sea provide a fresh source of produce for grilled seafood, vegetables and meat specialities.

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