Al Hazm Castle

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.

Wonders of Sur

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.

Misfat Al Abriyeen

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.

Ras Al Jinz – Turtle Reserve

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.

Al Alam Palace

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.

4 Places to visit in the interiors of Oman

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.

Ramlet Al Wahiba (Wahiba Sands) – The mesmerizing sands of Oman

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

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.

Wadi Dayqah Dam

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.

Bilad Sayt

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.

Wadi Bani Awf

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.