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
    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
    Dhofar: Where leopards roam
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    Dhofar: Where leopards roam

    The steep, scrubby slopes of the Jabal Samhan Nature Reserve are home to the last Arabian leopards, although the chances of spotting one are almost non-existent
    Southwest Oman: Into the Empty Quarter

    Southwest Oman: Into the Empty Quarter

    Hundreds of miles from sparkling Muscat, southwest Oman offers a glimpse of the sultanate’s traditions and history — and a vast expanse of desert
    Insights into the Omani way of life
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    Insights into the Omani way of life

    Experience local life in Jebel Akhdar The crags and canyons of Jebel Akhdar — 'the Green Mountain' — are known for their hiking trails. The remoteness of the Al Hajar region also ensures traditional life still thrives. In the rainy season, water flows through a labyrinth of wadis and terraces fed by ancient aflaj irrigation systems. Pomegranate, peach and walnut farming supports tiny hillside communities, and each April, the scent of rose water distillation floats on a gentle mountain breeze.
    Oman: About a boy

    Oman: About a boy

    The sheer unpredictability of travel is part of its enduring charm, and the best adventures are surely those that gift us tales to tell. In this part of our Travellers' Tales series, we head to Oman.
    Oman: An Arabian adventure

    Oman: An Arabian adventure

    Travel to Oman's Musandam Peninsula for an enticing few days' exploration, from spotting dolphins on a dhow cruise to ascending Jebel Harim, its highest peak, passing Bedouin villages and hidden settlements