Vacation guides help you find the best restaurant in town and places to visit on the first day of your holiday rather than the last.
Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is a historic country of jagged mountains, wide beaches and palm-lined, spotlessly clean streets.
The main tourist season in Oman begins in October, and extends to mid April.
However, during those six months, Oman which did not welcome tourists at all until the mid 1990s is crowded almost to capacity with sun seeking refugees from gray winter skies of Europe
Arabic is the native Language of Oman. However, English is widely spoken (as a second native language). Many of the people involved in tourism also speak French and German.
Getting about in Oman
Domestic flights, with Oman Air are available.
There is an excellent road network
Taxis are not metered so negotiate the fare first.
For a great Muscat hotel close to the beach try:
Al Bustan Palace InterContinental