OMAN IS A MYSTICAL DESTINATION, SOMEWHAT SHROUDED IN SECRETS, FROM ITS SURPRISING ADVENTURES TO ITS CHARMING CHARACTER. AND NOW WE’RE BRINGING YOU 3 NEW SECRETS FROM THE DESTINATION.
Home to 7 sites featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, there is no shortage of tales drawn from ancient history, myth and legend.
Follow in the path of legends of history from explorers such as Sinbad the Sailor and Marco Polo to the Queen of Sheba and immerse yourself in the real essence of Arabia.
And for the sceptics, Oman Tourism is giving you and a friend the chance to see the place for yourself, with flights and accommodation from Adventure World, a $2000 MasterCard Cash Passport, snazzy Jack Wolfskin gear and a one-year subscription to get lost magazine.
When you think of visiting the Middle East, thoughts usually turn to destinations like the Dubai or Abu Dhabi (in the U.A.E.), Petra (in Jordan) or even the pyramids of Egypt but one gem that’s often overlooked in Oman!
See, when it comes to sights to see – particularly on the natural front – Oman isn’t like a lot of Middle Eastern countries and boasts some amazing natural wonders you probably wouldn’t expect to find here. As it’s the Middle East, I expected deserts and lots of Arabesque archtiecture but Oman is about so much more than that (no exaggeration here)!But rather than rambling on about why this is the case, let me show you with the 11 places you have to visit in Oman!
We found some pretty interesting or little-known destinations that rank high on the safety and security index in the recent Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017. Here are some of them.
Safety is one of the main concerns of solo travellers when choosing their next travel destination. After all, without a travel buddy, any issue that arises on the road has to be tackled independently. This takes a measure of bravery, and many solo travellers prefer to stick to tried-and-tested destinations to reduce hiccups along the journey. However, we’d like to broaden the options for solo travellers by offering some fresh locations for your next adventure!
Every year, the World Economic Forum publishes a report on Travel and Tourism Competitiveness to rank countries according to their travel attractiveness as well as factors that contribute to it being a good travel destination.
To raise awareness on the importance of the mankind’s cultural heritage and redouble efforts to protect and preserve heritage the Sultanate will mark World Heritage Day (WHD) on Wednesday.
The theme of this year’s celebration is Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism, which comes in line with the United Nations International Year for Sustainable Tourism, and in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals.
The celebration of this day comes in accordance with the Convention adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris in 1972.
The convention classified the human heritage into two types, cultural which includes archaeology, architectural works, urban complexes and urban sites of exceptional value. The second type is the natural and includes the natural sites of international value.
Salalah: As the harvest season for Salalah’s famed frankincense groves begin, so does the tourist season for the Dhofar region, which sees close to a 1,000 visitors come to the city every March.
The prime areas of attraction for visitors are within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been dubbed the ‘Land of Frankincense,’ and consists of four different areas of interest: the ancient ports of Khor Rori and Al Baleed, which shipped the famed resin from the south of Oman to the rest of the ancient world, to places, such as Egypt, China and across Europe, the old trade depot of Shisr, and the frankincense trees of Wadi Dawka.