Turn your luxury family holiday into a fabulous Arabian adventure. Oman comprises an intriguing blend of old and new with rugged mountain ranges, vast deserts and a long stretch of glittering coastline. Located on the south-eastern tip of the Arabian peninsula, the Sultanate of Oman’s 1,700 km coastline extends from the Straits of Hormuz in the north to the Arabian sea in the south. To its west, lie the United Arab Emirates, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen.
After sliding into oblivion in the early 20th Century, Muscat is now once again thriving as the capital of the Sultanate and is fully restored to its former beauty. Often referred to as “Arabia’s Jewel”, there is the splendour of the many palaces, forts and mosque’s for the culture seeking traveller, the Quram area shopping districts and the Old Muttrah Souk – one the most interesting bazaars in Arabia – for the souvenir hunter and then there are the beaches with all their countless marine activities for the pleasure seeker.
Oman today certainly offers the myth and magic of its heritage and is not spoilt by commercial excesses. Despite the modern appearance of much of it, the country remains intensely traditional. In the countryside hamlets and coastal villages, day-to-day life has changed little in centuries. Now, the discerning visitor is welcomed by hospitable, gracious people living in a beautiful and exciting country featuring just about everything from sun-drenched beaches with year-round bathing to beautiful Islamic architecture and breathtaking deserts.