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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on May 30, 2014
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Top 5 Parks in Oman

Oman is a Middle Eastern nation which is located on the Southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Known for its flourishing economy, culturally diverse population and many cultural and modern attractions, Oman is a popular regional tourist destination. Oman is also home to many beautifully maintain parks and garden, and the following is a list of the best of these parks.

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Al-Riyam Park

Al-Riyam Park

Located overlooking the sea, Al-Riyam Park is one of the wonderful parks of Oman which combines natural beauty with breathtaking landscaping design. The park spreads over a mammoth 10,000 sq. meters and combines greenery with modern architecture to give its visitors a relaxing with sophisticated experience which is such to be memorable. With lush greenery, designated children's play areas and beautiful lawns and pathways, Al-Riyam Park also offers a glorious view of the harbor and the horizon.

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Qurum Natural Park

Qurum Natural Park

Occupying over 1,700,000 sp. meters and spreading over various landscapes is the Qurum Natural Park; Muscat's largest natural park. Opened to the public in 1993, this amazing park has its own emerald boating lake, several beautiful fountains, neatly maintained lawns and pathways, floral beds with various types of flora, and many other stunning features. Some of the major highlights of the Qurum Natural Park include the Waterfall Hill and the Sultan Qaboos Rose Garden. In terms of accommodation, one will find an excellent choice in some of the properties of the Oman Hotels group. The park is also a site of festivities during the Muscat Festival.

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Al Naseem Public Park

Al Naseem Public Park

Located roughly 30km from Muscat is the 750,000 sq. meter Al Naseem Public Park. This park has several lush areas which are ideal for picnics or walks and is a great place for children to play. In addition to having an amazing children's playground, Al Nassem Public Park also has facilities for its visitors to engage in volleyball, tennis, basketball and football. The stunning Japanese Garden, constructed by the Japanese Embassy in Oman in the year 2000, is also located at the Al Naseem Public Park premises.

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Al Sahwa Park

Al Sahwa Park

One most popular leisure spots for families and tourists is Muscat, Al Sahwa Park is a tourist attraction which is well worth a visit. Located adjoining the Burj Al Sahwa, this park has many beautiful patches of greenery, play areas for children, walkways through beautiful stretches of landscape, and many marvelously constructed fountains. Al Sahwa Park is considered to be one of the best places to enjoy a day outdoors during Muscat's winter season, and is a popular picnic destination during that time of the year.

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Quriyat Lake Park

Quriyat Lake Park

Located on the road leading to the Central Market in Wilayat and the Sea Road, Quriyat Lake Park is also among the top parks of Oman. Established in 2002 and spreading over a vast area of lush landscape, Quriyat Lake Park is known for its beautiful artificial lake, quaint summer huts, designated playing and recreational areas and its overall tranquil atmosphere. It most certainly is one of best green lungs of the city and deserves a visit by any tourist in the region.