Looking for a quick getaway within a few hour’s drive or quick flight? Oman offers culture and relaxation in all year round sunshine. So next time you itch to pack your carry-on for an escape, here are top five things to do in Muscat and beyond.
Visit A Traditional Market
Souq Muttrah is a long-running, old-fashioned bazaar featuring household goods, clothing, spices and antiques. Immerse yourself in a historical place buzzing with culture and don’t forget to refresh your senses with a cup of Karak tea.
Take A Hike
Turquoise waters and a secret cave makes Wadi Shab one of natures best destinations. Pack your hiking boots and go on a trek to find the picturesque waterfall.
Life’s A Beach
For beachside pampering check into Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. Modern approach to traditional design creates a transquil atmosphere to enjoy a sublime spa and Mekong restaurant for Asian cuisine, that if you can tear yourself away from one of the sleek rooms or villa’s.
One With Nature
The Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve is a must for those who want to spot sea turtles in the wild. Best time to visit is July and October.
Music To Our Ears
Muscat’s Royal Opera House, commissioned by Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman, is as an impressive structure in itself before adding a list of big names like Andrea Bocelli.