For many years, Oman was the best-kept secret in the Middle East. Perched on the south-east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, the Sultanate’s stark beauty and vastly contrasting landscapes have enchanted growing numbers of tourists each year. Its arid desert, secret oases, awe-inspiring mountains and lush shoreline are home to diverse habitats for a wealth of wildlife and ecosystems that makes Oman unique within the region.
On land, fauna and flora of a stunning diversity thrive while coral reefs lay beneath the turquoise sea that caress the white sandy beaches adoring Oman’s lengthy coastline. Whales and dolphins are a common sight, and the sea is teeming with tropical fish. Turtles nest in numbers matched by no other country on the planet. Alongside this natural wealth is the Omani culture, as diverse and rich as the sea, mountain and desert environments put together.
Muscat, the Sultanate’s capital city, is home to over one million inhabitants and is within seven hours flight time of 50% of the world’s population and connected to cities in Europe, the Gulf, Africa and Asia with direct flights with the national carrier, Oman Air. Expansion projects at both Muscat International Airport and Salalah International Airport are due for completion by 2016, and it is estimated that over 41,000 people are employed within the tourism sector.
For more information about Oman, please visit the Ministry of Tourism website
SEAOMAN uses Oman Sail’s experience and resources to offer leisure and hospitality packages tailored to the requirements of guests.
Whether it is sailing, diving, wakeboarding or charter options, SEAOMAN can design the perfect vacation to explore Oman by sea.
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