Wahiba Sands, Oman

Oman Holidays

Oman is an intriguing mix of rich history and diverse landscapes; from Arabian palaces and historic forts to towering sand dunes and lush verdant mountains. Find your adventure in scuba diving, fossil hunting, desert camping and witnessing turtles hatch.

Providing a fantastic choice for adults and children alike, a holiday to Oman offers huge diversity from relaxing beaches to adventures into the mountains and desert.

The hotels are superb and, as Oman is a relatively small country, it is easy to venture out on day excursions or longer more varied trips away from Muscat without incurring long, uncomfortable road journeys.

Children walking with camels, Oman
Oman

Why we like Oman

Oman is squeaky clean (it is a fineable offence to have a dirty car), safe and organised but still reminds you that you’re in Arabia. The weather is consistently good much of the year and it is only a relatively short flight from the UK. Plus, it is possible to be met air-side off the plane in Muscat, to receive assistance with the visa process, and more importantly, with bags and children.

Pool, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Mountains, Oman
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Mountains & Wadis, Oman

Discover extraordinary in Oman

  • Travel with tents in the footsteps of Wilfred Thesiger.
  • Forget the normal car transfer, arrive at the Six Senses Zighy Bay on a paraglider.
  • Wake up on a remote beach and watch the sunrise over Ras Al Jinz.
  • Explore the lost city of Ubar with hardly another visitor – discovered by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Explore Oman

  • Muscat
  • Salalah
  • Wahiba
  • Musandam
  • Wadis
  • Masirah Island

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Biking, The View, Al Hamra, Oman

Jebel Akhdar Bike Tour

Cycle the trails in the Jebel Akhdar with bikes suitable for all ages.

Dhow Cruise, Musandam, Oman

Arabian Fjords Cruise

Cruise amongst the Arabian fjords on a traditional dhow from the Six Senses Zighy Bay.

Diving, Oman

Daymaniyat Islands

Set sail to the Daymaniyat Islands and swim or snorkel to view the impressive and varied marine life.

Local Children, Shangri La Muscat, Muscat, Oman

Visit a Bedouin Family

Spend time with a local, Bedouin family to learn about their culture and way of life.

Desert Camp, Oman

Camp in the Desert

Camp under the stars in Wahiba Sands or the Empty Quarter.

Sand boarding, Peru

Dune Boarding

Try your hand at dune boarding.

Children riding camels, Oman

Camel Trekking

Trek by camel along the dunes.

Sumhuram Ruins, Dhofar, Oman

Visit the Samhuram Ruins

Visit the ruined city of Samhuram, or Queen of Sheba’s Palace.

Empty Quarter Dunes, Oman

Explore the Desert

Venture out into the southern desert to the ruins of the ancient city of Ubar, sometimes known as the ‘Atlantis of the Sands’.

Empty Quarter, Landscape, Oman

Camp in the Empty Quarter

Drive by 4×4 into the world’s largest uninterrupted sand sea, the Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter) and camp amongst the enormous dunes.

Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Charlotte Lawton

Charlotte is the Conde Nast Traveller chosen Specialist for Asia.

My strong sense of belonging in Asia stemmed from a childhood in Hong Kong and Nepal. My Grandmother was born in a tent in India. Some of my clearest memories are of walking through a dense, tropical jungle while hailstones the size of cricket balls rained down on us; of being carried on my father’s shoulders as we trekked through the Himalayas; my mother wearing flipflops on a snowy mountainside; and me falling into Dal Lake in Srinagar as we disembarked from our houseboat. 

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Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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