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Cox & Kings holidays to Oman

Combining breathtaking natural beauty with a well-preserved cultural heritage, the Sultanate of Oman is one of the least known, yet most exciting tourist destinations in the Middle East. The country perches on the south-east tip of the Arabian Peninsula, overlooking the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. Within this stretch of land lies an amazing range of scenery, sights and activities. Visit the capital city of Muscat, which offers a glimpse of authentic Arabia with bustling waterfronts, souks and alleyways; explore magnificent forts and palaces, ancient fishing villages and archaeological sites; enjoy 4×4 excursions into the rolling dunes of Sharqiya Sands and the impressive peaks of the Hajar mountains; take a dhow trip and go snorkelling along the coastline of the Musandam Peninsula; or simply relax in the tropical atmosphere of Salalah.

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Key facts

  • Capital Muscat
  • Currency Rial
  • Flying time from London 7 hours
  • Official language(s) Arabic, Swahili and French
  • Time difference +4 GMT
  • Visa requirements eVisa required for UK passport holders from 21 March 2018

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24 Jun 20

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12 Jul 18

Travel writer Annabelle Thorpe tells us where to go, what to do and where to stay in Oman.

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1 Mar 18

Middle East expert Sabastian helps us discover Oman's highlights, from rolling dunes to elongated coastline.

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A journey in … Oman


1 May 15

Mr and Mrs Smith travelled on a tailor-made itinerary to Oman, from Muscat to Nizwa.

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