Oman

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Our lodges in Oman

Zighy Bay

Zighy Bay

Musandam Peninsula
The Chedi

The Chedi

Muscat
Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Muscat

Why we recommend Oman

  • Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the souks and Sultan's beautiful palace
  • The Gulf's undiscovered gem of rolling sand dunes and stunning coastline
  • Explore the mountains and discover traditional Arabic Villages
Map of Oman
About Oman

Oman is the oldest independent state in the Arab world, and also one of the most traditional, making it one of our most intriguing destinations. Tucked away at the mouth of the Gulf at south-east corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has a terrain made up of desert, riverbed oases and long coastlines of the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.

It may not be the first destination that comes to mind for a holiday, but a visit to Oman is highly worth your while when in search for winter sun. As you walk out the airport, the picturesque fairy-tale style capital of Oman, Muscat, welcomes you. A city of stunning Arabian architecture set in the hills and right on the water.

The country is characterised by its rich heritage, embracing society and strong sense of identity, making for a very interesting insight into the Arab world. Visitors to the country marvel at its abundance of natural beauty, from deserts and mountains to a spectacular pristine coastline, not to mention the long-standing Bedouin values and traditions of Oman's low-rise towns. Oman offers something for everyone, whether its a night in the dunes in Sharqiya Sands to discovering Muscat's glorious Grand Mosque, making this a pleasantly surprisingly timeless destination.

Snapshot of Oman

Capital city: Muscat
Flight time: 7 hrs 45 minutes from UK
Language: Arabic
Population: 2.9 million
Religions: Islam
Sun hours / day: 11
Max. temperature: 50
Min. temperature: 17

Seasons in Oman

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Peak Mid Low
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Practical info

Insurance

Comprehensive travel insurance is essential, including medical cover. We also highly recommend trip cancellation cover.

You are 100% financially protected through our membership of the Travel Trust Association.

Passports and Visas

Passports:

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Oman.

Visas:

British nationals don’t need to get a visa before travelling to Oman. You can get a visa on arrival at any land, sea or air entry port in the country.

A one-month tourist visa costs Omani Rials (OMR) 20. You can extend this by 30 days for a further OMR20.

If you’re staying in Oman for less than 10 days you can get a tourist visa on entry for OMR5. This visa can be extended by 10 days for an additional OMR10 at the airport or the immigration office (in Seeb, near the airport).

Currency

The currency in Oman is the Omani rial. 1 rial is approximately 21 rupees which is 1 British Pound.
The Omani riyal (OR) is divided into 1,000 baiza (or baisa). Coins are 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 baiza, notes are 100 and 200 baiza, and OR0.5, 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50.

It’s wise to have some local currency when you arrive in order to cover small purchases, but U.S. dollars and sterling can be easily exchanged at banks and with money changers. You will probably get a slightly better rate from the latter. There are plenty of ATMs in Oman, while major credit and debit cards are also widely accepted throughout the country.

Weather

Oman JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
min. temperature ( ℃ ) 17 18 21 25 29 30 31 28 28 25 21 19
Max. temperature ( ℃ ) 25 26 30 35 39 40 38 35 36 35 31 27
Rainfall ( mm ) 10 30 10 20 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

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Actual Expert Knowledge

Every one of our team has a huge passion for travel and spend at least six weeks each year visiting our lodges, meeting new managers and guides, ensuring our high standards are met and maintained.

Transparent Pricing

Unlike other tour operators, we do not charge you a premium for our services and as such, our prices are often better than booking direct because we can negotiate deals with our long standing relationships.

TOTAL Support

Our operations team are on call 24 hours a day to support you while you are travelling and to ensure that if something does go wrong, you are never left in the lurch. We are here to help so you can relax throughout your holiday. 

Blank Paper Bespoke

We do not have any 'off the shelf itineraries'. Instead, we begin your booking with a blank piece of paper, to ensure that we only propose lodges that will fit your specific requirements and guides who will suit your personality.

Unrivalled Guide Network

We are proud of our unrivalled network of guides on the ground who will turn your trips from a memorable one into a spectacular experience.

Hand Picked Lodges

Every single lodge that we propose to you has been recently visited by one of our team and meets the high standards that we set. Surprisingly, this is a rarity within the industry.

100% Financial Protection

We are a certified member of the Travel Trust Association (Q1588a), guaranteeing you 100% financial protection for every aspect of your trip.

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We have a team dedicated to producing safety intelligence in every country that we represent as a destination, so that you can travel with total peace of mind.

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