Here’s Why You Should Visit Oman

Sur, Oman
Sur, Oman. Photo by Katerina Kerdi on Unsplash

Let’s be honest, Oman isn’t exactly the first place most people think of visiting when they decide they want to go on a vacation. In fact, many people have never even heard of this country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. But it’s actually a great tourist destination. Here are a few reasons why.

The Nature

From the desert to the sea, Oman has breathtaking nature including sand dunes, white sand beaches, clear waters, waterfalls, and lush vegetation. If you love the outdoors, you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of walks, hikes, dives, and treks in this beautiful natural landscape.

The Kindness and Hospitality

One thing that Oman is known for is having locals who are friendly, generous, and incredibly welcoming. As soon as you step foot in Oman, you’ll find smiling people inviting you to share in their celebrations, food, coffee, and experiences. You’ll definitely want to accept an invitation to an Omani house.

The History

With over 500 castles and forts scattered throughout Oman, including one (Bahla Fort) that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 13th century, Oman has a huge variety of architecture and history. And don’t miss the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which features a hand-woven Persian carpet 70 by 60 meters large!