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11 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Oman - Explore the hidden activities in Oman

Oman is a country that has become a popular tourist destination over the years and apart from the general location for sightseeing, there are so many cool and unique things to do in Oman.

1

Chandelier at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Inaugurated on the 4th of May 2001, to commemorate the 30 years of the reign of Sultan Qaboos who initiated the idea of the grand mosque, is not one of the most visited located in Oman due to the stunning chandelier inside the mosque.

2

The Muttrah Souq

This shopping bazaar is one of the oldest in the shopping world in Arab and is also one of the well-maintained ones as well. Most of the best hotels in Muscat are located in the vicinity so many people make it a task to visit this Souq during their visit to Oman

3

Beehive Tombs of Bat

There is little to no information about the stunning beehive-shaped bat caves which are located on the hilltops of Nothern Oman. The structure and the number of tombs itself are what gains the attraction of many people.

4

Snake Canyon

Even though the name denotes snakes to be seen at the canyon the canyon is known to be one of the largest natural water parks in Oman and there are several water slides that have been created naturally.

5

Bibi Maryam Mausoleum

The famous Italian explorer described Qalhat as one of the most beautiful locations with fine bazaars and mosques. Due to the fact that it was located on the trading route, there were many people who came in and out of the city.

6

Wadi Dawkah Frankincense Trees

Frankincense is a tress that has a resin that has an amazing smell and where there are many of these trees the environment smells absolutely amazing and delightful.

7

Telegraph Island- Jazirat al Maqlab

Known as a location where you are doomed to death as going around the bend used to be a location where British soldiers would get lost and then slowly go insane due to being able to see nothing but the sea and desert.

8

Misfat al Abriyyin

Misfat al Abriyyin is a rural village that is popular for the stunning architecture and agriculture and consists of traditional mud houses that you can explore. Al Falaj Hotel Muscat is located on the way to the village which makes it easy for those staying in the hotel

9

Majlis al Jinn Cave Chamber

This is known to be the meeting place for all genies as legend has it that two American explorers found this location and named it so. It is a vast area underneath which can be accessed only by three small holes atop.

10

Tayq Sinkhole

Legend has it that a powerful cyclone once made one of the largest sinkholes in the world completely filled with water and even though there is no water now the sheer size of the sinkhole is mesmerising.

11

Rock Garden Duqm

What you expect to see as a garden is not what you will see at the Rock Garden Duqm as it is mostly a desert that has oddly shaped rocks scatterd about.