Using the Rough Guides map of Oman, prepare to venture out to everything this dazzling country has to offer. Providing an unmatched taste of traditional Arabia, Oman is a kaleidoscope of landscapes and old-world culture, with timeworn mud-brick villages and majestic forts dotting its precipitous mountains and mesmerizing deserts. Whether you’re shopping in the colourful souks of Ibra or Salalah, admiring the graceful lines of Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque or dozing on a beach in Dhofar, it’s clear that Oman caters for all.

Well-heeled visitors can sample some of the country’s finest restaurants and bars in Muscat, while sandal-clad backpackers may wish to escape the hustle and bustle at one of the traditional villages, dizzying mountain ranges or beautiful wadis, scattered about the interior. With unprecedented accessibility, and absorbing attractions, you will be talking about Oman for years to come.

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Life at the edge: wild camping in Oman

Life at the edge: wild camping in Oman

It's legal to wild camp in Oman. And, done responsibly, it's one of the most rewarding ways to take in the country's varied terrain. Fiona McAuslan pitched her …

17 May 2017 local_activity Special feature
Oman: a first-timer’s guide

Oman: a first-timer’s guide

Poised between the glitzy excess of the Emirates and the rigid conservatism of Saudi Arabia, Oman provides a winning introduction to the Middle East. Politica…

13 Dec 2016 • Andy Turner insert_drive_file Article
12 of the most beautiful places in the Middle East

12 of the most beautiful places in the Middle East

The Middle East is a paradox. Located at the cultural crossroads between east and west, the region nowadays tends to make headlines for all the wrong reasons, b…

16 Nov 2016 • Gavin Thomas insert_drive_file Article
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