Oman: Desert, dunes & dhows
Oman entrances with its timeless beauty. Discover wide expanses of empty, golden sand and soar across its deep blue sea with nights spent beneath the stars
Historical masterpieces: Sites that bring Oman’s past to life
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Historical masterpieces: Sites that bring Oman’s past to life

As the oldest independent Arab state and the site of one of the world’s earliest inhabited cities, Oman is a treasure trove for history buffs. Here are five sites not to miss.
Coastal wonders: the best of Oman’s beaches
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Coastal wonders: the best of Oman’s beaches

Desert terrain juxtaposes with azure ocean to jaw-dropping effect in Oman. We round up five of the most beautiful beach spots.
Into Oman's Hajar mountains: Meet the climber Hamid Alshabnooti
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Into Oman's Hajar mountains: Meet the climber Hamid Alshabnooti

Climbing and canyoning instructor Hamid finds happiness in the mountains, where russet red peaks rise skywards, and views stretch out across vast oceans of sand.
Meet Abdulfattah Ahmed Al Shehhi, the fisherman who grew up on the waters of Oman's Musandam …
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Meet Abdulfattah Ahmed Al Shehhi, the fisherman who grew up on the waters of Oman's Musandam Peninsula

Abdulfattah has been fishing with his family since he was a boy. He now runs a tour company, taking travellers out to see the Norway of the Middle East for themselves.
Meet Nader Al Aisari, the Omani celebrity chef behind the country's fine-dining trend
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Meet Nader Al Aisari, the Omani celebrity chef behind the country's fine-dining trend

Oman’s food scene is blossoming, in part thanks to the country’s wealth of natural ingredients, from fish to spices, and in part because of Nader al Aisari, a passionate Omani chef upping the country’s restaurant game.
Wildlife: Where to spot Oman's big five
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Wildlife: Where to spot Oman's big five

There are abundant opportunities to observe animals in their natural habitat in Oman, with plenty of local tours available. Read on for our pick of the best
Adventure: Oman's adrenaline-inducing activities
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Adventure: Oman's adrenaline-inducing activities

Oman's intriguing and varied landscapes make it the ideal destination for adrenalin sports enthusiasts. Here are five adventures to try
Shariqiya Sands: A desert wilderness
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Shariqiya Sands: A desert wilderness

These seemingly never-ending dunes roll and pitch like the waves on a white ocean. Home to Bedouins, camels and very little else, they're the perfect place to simply be
Places: These Omani landscapes are out of this world
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Places: These Omani landscapes are out of this world

From lush oases and hilltop towns to vast stretches of desert, Oman really is a land of contrasts. We round up five otherworldly destinations you need to visit
Sleep: Oman's best places to stay
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Sleep: Oman's best places to stay

From its vast deserts, towering peaks and pristine beaches to its buzzing capital, Muscat, it's easy to fall under Oman's spell. Here are some hotel options for every type of traveller