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Being a late entrant into the travel business never deterred Oman (the first hotel was built here as late as 1970). The Sultanate is a must pick as it combines the impeccable infrastructure of the Middle East with more than a dash of the exotic.
Grand Canyon of Oman – Imagine the towering Jebel Shams (mountains of the sun), on the rim of the vast Wadi Nakhar and rocks that turn orange, purple and blue. Inside in the Hoota caves, look for stalactite and stalagmite formations and transparent blind fish that swim in the black lake in the darkest recesses.
Snake Gorge – The Wadi Bani Awf or Snake Canyon is a canyoneer’s dream. The stretch has imposing stone faces (that uncannily resemble the Basilisk), turquoise pools and narrow gorges that seem to go on forever.
Bimah Sinkhole – The emerald green waters of this limestone crater offer a splendid contrast to the Omani desert-scape.
Salalah – Enjoy the blowholes at Mughsayl beach, the quiet of Al Fazayeh beach and the antiquity of old settlements on the Frankincense route. The entire region turns green during the Monsoon!
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat – Where the faithful kneel down on the second largest hand woven carpet in the world.
Khanjar Craft, Nizwa – Watch an expert silversmith fashion the ceremonial Khanjar (dagger) right in front of your eyes at Nizwa.
Jabrin Fort, Nizwa – The pick of Oman’s forts, it is a showcase of the region’s magnificent architecture and has a colourful lore.
The Rustaq Loop, Batinah – Skip back a few centuries along the Western Hajar mountains, to see the country’s majestic forts, wadis and traditional villages.
Night in the Desert – In Wahiba or Rub al Khali, get out of the hotel and hit the desert in classic nomad style!
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