During the 6th century, Sur was an established center for trade with East Africa. In the 16th century, it was under Portuguese rule but was liberated by the Omani imam Nassir ibn Murshid and underwent an economic revival, as a trade center with India and East Africa.
This is the desert as you’ve always imagined it: a huge, virtually uninhabited swathe of sand, with towering dunes, reaching almost 100mt in places, sculpted by the wind into delicately molded crests and hollows with the shades of color from Orange to hues of Amber.
Wadi Tiwi, which is named after Tiwi village at the coast, is a truly beautiful wadi with the lush plantations giving it a different feel than many other wadis.
Looking similar to scenes from some dramatic Hollywood plot, Wadi Dayqah Dam is quite a spectacular sight! Set in the rugged limestone Wadi this huge construction is a real contrast of natural Omani beauty and impressive human engineering.
Floating in emerald-tinted water with a clear blue sky and blazing sunshine overhead could be the backdrop of many locations in the Sultanate. The only distinctively difference of this place is that this is a geological phenomenon.
Straddling the road between the Corniche and the old walled city, this monument cum museum, with the original gates used until the 1970s to keep land-bound marauders out, marks the position of the old city wall and introduces Muscat.
Mutabal is a traditional Middle Eastern dip made from aubergine (eggplant) which tastes absolutely amazing.