I spent 9 days exploring the Sultanate of Oman courtesy of Oman Tourism.
Oman is an interesting country, and what’s really interesting is how little the normal person actually knows about it.
- A unique mix of Middle Eastern, Indian and African cultures. Check.
- Delicious food and amazing hospitality. Check.
- A wide range of landscapes including beaches, mountains and desert. Check.
Everyone asks me about my trip to Oman, and I can’t help but feel like a paid advertisement while gushing forth this and that because… it was just that good. Honestly, I’d send my non-travel-y family members to Oman and not think twice about it. Yes, mom, you should go! Not only was it beautiful, peaceful and culturally interesting, it also possessed a feeling of being rather safe. You can leave your passport behind in a hotel (someone on our trip did this) and not fear for its return because, as locals told us: If you lose something in Oman, it comes back to you.
Not a person in our media group left Oman without being wowed by the wonders of the country that so few set off to explore.
Did you know that Omani capital city, Muscat, is just a 45 minute plane ride from Dubai? Yep.
So get over there!
And when you arrive, make sure that you don’t leave without doing this.
Taking in the View in the Dunes
In other words, you can’t go to Oman without visiting the desert!
Seriously, your mind, body, and soul will thank you for the magical experience of being in the sandy dunes.
As long as you’re not there in the middle of summer.
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If you’d like to learn more about Oman, check out the site on why it is the Side trip of a Lifetime.