Oman as a tour and holiday destination
Known as the best kept secret of the Middle East, the Sultanate of Oman is a diverse terrain of mountains, deserts and seascapes. It’s an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream come true, with a variety of activities to suit the taste of any traveller. The capital, Muscat, is a blend of old culture and new development. The city has retained its old-world character with many forts, castles, mosques and towers doting the landscape of Old Muscat, while Greater Muscat sees a myriad of upscale suburbs rooted in traditional Islamic architecture, elegant mosques, large green parks, archaeological sites, museums and world-class hotels. Described as “Arabia’s jewel”, Muscat is green as green can be, and defies being classified as part of a desert country, lined with well-manicured green lawns and trees. Highlights of the city would be the Corniche with its promenade and souqs (markets) as well as the Jalali and Mirani forts flanking the Al Alam Palace.