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Places to visit in Oman – the rich heritage of Oman

The attractions in Oman is scattered perfectly in several cities throughout the nation. For a cosmopolitan vibe combined with rich Arabian history and unmatched scenic appeal Oman is the place to be.

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The Frankincense Coast

The Frankincense Coast

For a touch of the green side of Oman, visit the picturesque Frankincense Coast which during the months between July and September has unique climatic conditions, different from the rest of Oman. This sparkling green stretch of the nation is adorned with exquisite cascading waters, lush pastures and flowing rivers.

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Wahiba Sands

Wahiba Sands

The wide expanses of Omani deserts have an ambience of utter calm and tranquility. For miles before you the Wahiba sands rises and falls creating the most stunning collection of golden dunes. If you love this side of the world, there is no better destination for you to go to. Apart from scenic appeal, the Wahiba boasts plenty of adventurous and romantic activities offering the best of the desert world whatever way you like it.

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Musandam Fjords

Musandam Fjords

Although a nation of the Middle East, Oman is so much more than just rolling dunes. For the epitome of breathtaking scenery in Oman, visit the Musandam Fjords. Adorned with long sparkling rivers and tall misty mountains, this is the best place to head to if scenic tranquility is in your agenda. For the ideal experience of the Musandam Fjords indulge in a cruise through the Khor ash Sham and bask in the utter serenity that this location has to offer with its crystal clear waters and breathtaking cliffs. The collection of such exquisite scenic wonders has given this city the name "Norway of Arabia".

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ebel Shams at Nizwa

ebel Shams at Nizwa

Some 280 km from Muscat you will be able to experience the highest city in Oman; the Jebel Shams. At an elevation of 9000 feet above sea level, the Jebel Shams boasts a cool soothing climate and exquisite panoramic views. The Jebel shams which is literally translated to mountain of the sun, is home to the second largest canyon range after the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The stunning scenery and the gentle climatic conditions have made the Jebel Shams the most popular spot in Oman for camping and trekking. For more details of adventure on the mountains contact any resort in Oman such as the Alila Jabal Akdhar .

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Ras al- Hadd

Ras al- Hadd

For eco tourists the Ras al-Hadd in Oman is a favorite destination. Home to a collection of endangered turtle species, this location -aptly known as the turtle beach resort, is an important contributor to the conservation of these turtle species. Every year 6 to 13 thousand turtles head to these shores for the nesting process and with them a plethora of tourists follow suit. The beach of Ras Al Hadd is pristine and perfect for a holiday in Oman

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akhal Fort, Al-Batina

akhal Fort, Al-Batina

The Nakhal Fort is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Located on the rocky surface of the Western Hajar, this fort stands at a height of 200 meters right atop the Hajar Mountains. The castle was built somewhere between the 3rd to 10th century and is one attraction in Oman that must not be missed.