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1. Ras al-Jinz

With stunning shorelines and remarkable biodiversity, Ras al-Jinz is a haven for visitors – and for the green turtles that nest here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Adam

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Adam is the last green oasis before the desert, full of interesting forts, mosques, and souqs. A journey into traditional Oman.

3. Al Ayn

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The necropolises of Al Ayn invoke a haunting grandeur, made even more spectacular by stunning sunsets.

4. Al Hamra

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Al Hamra, one of Oman’s treasures, boasts some of the oldest homes in the country, made with palm beams and topped with mud and straw.

5. Bikrat al Mawz

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A waypoint for adventurers climbing to the Saiq Plateau on Jebel Akhdar. Before you go on, stop at Nizwa Souq for provisions or a glimpse into Omani life.

6. Bimah Sinkhole

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The deep limestone bowl is filled with water of every shade of blue and green: a refuge for sweaty visitors.

7. Muscat, Al Alam Palace

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One of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s six palaces, Al Alam is a flamboyant highlight of Old Muscat’s skyline.

8. Dhow Cruise, Muscat

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A sunset dhow cruise through Muscat’s gorgeous scenery is the remedy for any travel stress.

9. Muscat, Grand Mosque

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The Grand Mosque is as opulent and refined as Al Alam is brash and bold. It boasts the world’s second largest hand-woven carpet, a 21 tonne prayer mat, and a 14-meter chandelier.

10. Muscat, Grand Mosque #2

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A place of worship accommodating up to 20,000 faithful, the Grand Mosque is open to non-Muslims during certain hours. Dress modestly, and, women, be sure to cover your hair.

11. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort

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The Sea of Oman, 124-acres of beautiful scenery, and luxurious accommodations greet guests of the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort.

12. Nakhl

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Once a fortress protecting an oasis and important trade routes, Nakhl Fort is, today, a gateway into Oman history and culture.

13. Nakhl

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Time your visit to coincide with the weekly goat market; even if you’re not shopping for livestock, it is a lively cultural event.

14. Nizwa

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One of Oman’s oldest cities, Nizwa is a thriving and bustling hub of agriculture, learning, and recreation.

15. Nizwa, Round Tower Fort

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The stalwart fort, with thick walls meant to withstand mortar attacks, is now Oman’s most famous attraction.

16. Nizwa Souq

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Something for everyone at Nizwa Souq: find handicrafts, seeds and nuts, jewelry, spices, fragrances, and more.

 17. Nizwa Souq

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Fill your market bags with authentic souvenirs and your memory with the energetic exchanges and fascinating customs of Omani Souqs.

18. Ras al Jinz

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20,000 turtles return to this pristine shoreline to lay their eggs; be respectful, keep your distance, and don’t interfere with this beautiful act!

Enid Glasgow