The designer of this castle is Imam Sultan bin Saif al Yarubi. Al Yarubi tribe is most famously known for removing the Portuguese from Oman.
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.
The village boasts amazing agricultural terraces, beautiful alleys, and old houses built on top of solid rocks. The combination of these elements gives a visitor to Misfat Al Abriyeen a dramatic image from the viewing platform, which is a short walk from the entrance to the village.
In Oman, the peak time for the turtles’ migration is between April and August of every year. Approximately 20,000 turtles come to some of Oman’s beaches, especially the eastern ones, to lay 50,000 to 60,000 eggs.
Located at the eastern tip of the modern capital city, Muscat’s Old Town is best known for its pair of 16th-century forts and the prominent Al Alam (The Flag) Palace on the edge of the waterfront.
Oman has been blessed with breathtaking natural views ranging from vast turquoise oceans to cocoa brown mountaintops, and is the home to many legends, ancient structures and ultra-modern architecture.
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.
The world may be getting smaller, but Salalah still feels like a distant land with a lot to explore…
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.
Surrounded by rough canyon walls jutting up from the pools of water it makes you wonder if it can get any more beautiful than this. Bilad Sayt is a fairy tale like village typical of the old Omani communal settlements of the past.
This is Oman at its most dramatic, with stupendous scenery and a rough, vertiginous track which challenges the skills of even experienced off-road drivers – not to be attempted lightly, and best avoided during or after rains.