Seeb

One of the region’s most interesting towns, with colourful shops and souks, and a breezy seafront.

Bait Na’aman, Barka

Atmospheric old fortified house whose beautifully restored interiors offer a fascinating glimpse into the life of Oman’s former rulers.

Nakhal

Fairy-tale fort at the foot of the towering Jebel Akdhar.

Wekan

Spectacular mountain village perched high above the Ghubrah Bowl.

Daymaniyat Islands

These rocky little islands offer a wealth of wildlife along with some of the country’s finest diving and snorkelling.

As Suleif

Absorbing ruins of one of Oman’s finest old walled villages, with a labyrinthine tangle of mudbrick houses, mosques and watchtowers.

Al Ayn

Intriguing collection of Bronze Age beehive tombs in a dramatic mountain location.

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