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How to explore northern Oman’s most famous sites, from Muscat to the remote Musandam Peninsula

From natural to man-made, Oman has a host of spectacular sites including ancient forts, enormous mosques, and its very own Grand Canyon. This ten-day itinerary includes many of the country’s must-visit attractions.
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A guide to exploring Oman’s monumental mountain scenery

This is a country where mountains, valleys and canyons combine to create fierce, monumental scenery. Read on for our pick of the top ways to tackle the peaks, from rock climbing on sea cliffs to abseiling hidden waterways.
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Ridges, ripples and vast swathes of sand: how to discover Oman’s deserts

Some of the world’s most extreme expanses of desert are found within Oman’s borders, sprawling from horizon to horizon. From quad biking to birdwatching, here are five ways to make the most of the sand.

In pictures: the nomadic way of life in Oman’s deserts

With temperatures reaching 51C in the summer, conditions in the deserts of Oman are tough. Amazingly though, life out here has learnt not only to survive, but to thrive.

In pictures: celebrating the traditions of Oman

Oman is a country where traditions are woven into the fabric of society; where artisan techniques have remained unchanged for centuries, building developments must adhere to traditional designs, and the people have a powerful connection to their culture.

An A to Z of the Indian Ocean

From dipping your toes in the showstopping bay of Anse Source d’Argent to exploring the storied capital of Zanzibar, the Indian Ocean offers an expansive catalogue of exotic flavours, eco-hideaways and groundbreaking conservation work.

Indian Ocean 101

101 ways to experience the best of the region, from surfing Madagascar's southern coast and community projects in Sri Lanka to eco retreats and ultra-luxury private island resorts. Here's a taster of our Indian Ocean 101 guide - free with the Jan/Feb 2014 issue
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Scientists Track Mysterious Green Sea Turtles in the Persian Gulf

Green turtles are something of a mystery in the Middle East, so an international team of researchers are rounding up dozens of turtles to learn more about their migration routes and locations of nesting beaches.

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