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Holidaying in Oman - Curious ways to spend a vacation

Oman is among the less heard-of countries in the Arab Gulf. However, it is a great spot for a vacation, whether you travel as a family or alone.

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Frankincense Trail

If you are into a bit of workout and adventure, doing the Frankincense Trail would be right up your alley. It is a relatively long trek that takes you to the tomb of Prophet Job. It is also called "Nabi Ayoub". There are several trails to take to the tomb, some more difficult than the others. It is always a good idea to go with a guide who knows the area. Although one would expect dryness and withered plants on the way, the trail actually takes you through some of the most scenic places in Oman. There are mountains upon mountains on the horizon and you will be walking through green pasture land.

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Wadi Bani Khalid Excursion

Another outdoor activity you can try is the excursion to Wadi Bani Khalid. It is among one of the most beautiful locations in Oman. You will be moving towards the top of the peninsula, thus leaving the desert behind. As you drive closer to the tip, the Hajar Mountains that used to loom in the distance as impressive giants would start losing the imposing nature. The low and steep wadi walls cover gorgeous pools of water, depending on the time of your visit. The water sparkles in the sunlight in emerald and blue, as if a thousand gemstones are floating on the water. If the weather is right, there is nothing stopping you from taking a dip in one of the pools. Of course, considering how remote the area is, there are no changing room facilities. You will have to do it the old-school way, by seeking cover behind one of the wadi walls.

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Watch a film under a starry canopy

Watching a movie may not sound like a very exciting thing to do. But watching a movie by the beach under a starry sky is definitely a novelty. If you happen to stay at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara make sure to attend their movie by the beach. The bean bags are spread across sun-warmed sand. As the sun sets in the far horizon and the stars start appearing, the movie experience begin. It is a great way to unwind after a long day, perfect for the family, for couples, or even simply for yourself. Grab a beverage of your choice and enjoy one-of-a-kind movie experience.

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Go to the beach

One might not think of many beach activities when in a country in the Arab Gulf. But Oman has some of the most beautiful beaches and some of the best beach resorts. If you can make your way to a Salalah beach resort, you will know exactly how gorgeous the area can be. You can engage in a variety of activities here including fishing and boat tours. Swimming is not recommended in all areas of the sea, so make sure you talk to the locals before taking into the water on your own.