Safe and friendly with endless sunshine and plenty to do and see, Oman is the perfect family combination. Only a seven hour flight from the UK brings families to a charming, stylish and welcoming Middle Eastern country.
Brimming with history, Oman has shiny daggers, embroidered clothing, wildlife with the Green Turtle and the elusive Arabian Onyx. Adventurous evenings under the desert sky and dolphins swimming offshore, Oman is the ideal destination from beach babies to young explorers alike.
Ideas for an Oman Family Holiday
- Camp under the stars in Wahiba Sands or the Empty Quarter
- Set sail to the Daymaniyat Islands or swim with Humpback whales
- Cycle the trails in the Jebel Akhdar with bikes suitable for all ages
- Cruise amongst the Arabian fjords on a traditional dhow from the Six Senses Zighy Bay
Featured family properties in Oman
Kids will have a ball here with an adventure zone, lazy river, dedicated children's pool and a sweeping beach where turtles often come ashore. Select areas of the hotel are adult only to ensure a relaxing holiday for all the family.
This beachfront resort in southern Oman offers kids cookery classes, a children's pool and a host of activities from football on the beach to kayaking, fishing and paddle boarding.
With a one-kilometre private beach and five swimming pools, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Try your hand at kite flying, leaf art and sand castle building.
Gather the family for a movie on the beach, under the stars complete with popcorn, go snorkelling, crabbing, rock climbing or paragliding and children under the age of six stay for free.
Advice from Our Family Experts
“Take advantage of our family friendly ‘meet and greet’ on arrival and allow yourselves three or four nights at one of the lovely beach hotels. Check the ages of the kids club as many start from four, however a babysitter can be booked to accompany under 4’s and be sure to organise sightseeing in the morning before it becomes too hot.”
Charlotte Lawton | Steppes Travel Family Expert