Mountains, fjords and white-sand beaches
An Arabian Gulf gem where fjords, mountains, deserts and sea converge to create a magical landscape.
Oman is located on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula and is the oldest independent state in the Arab world. Almost guaranteed blue skies help to highlight the natural wonders that Oman has to offer: impressive mountains, fjords and dramatic deserts as well as pristine beaches.
Muscat, Oman’s capital, has a different atmosphere in comparison to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, due to low-rise buildings and its distinct white sandy beaches. You won’t want to put your camera down as you amble down the streets lined with Islamic and contemporary-inspired architecture. Wander around the many souks and give haggling a go, alternatively explore some of the designer boutique shops.
In the Gulf of Oman, you can try warm-water diving and have the chance of spotting whale sharks between January and March. On the Musandam Peninsula visit the Middle East’s answer to Norway, as the Al Hajar mountains meet the temperate ocean carving inlets not too dissimilar to Scandinavian fjords. Step further back in time and discover ancient forts and historic castles in the rolling hills.
When to go to Oman
Find out the best time to visit Oman with our month by month guide.
January is a great time to visit Oman, temperatures are cooler averaging 25 degrees, with the occasional rainfall. The humid weather allows you to enjoy Muscat's amazing beaches and fresh waters.
February has pleasant weather with temperatures rarely climbing above 30 degrees. During this month Oman celebrates one of its largest festivals, Muscat Festival - a cultural, musical and natural celebration attracting tourists from over the world.
In March temperatures rise, meaning it is the perfect time to venture into the desert, enjoying stargazing, camel rides and meeting local Bedouin tribes. If you love flowers in the Jebel Akkdar Mountains it is rose blooming season providing incredible scenery.
During this time of year, roses bloom in the Jebel Akkdar Mountains providing incredible scenery. Temperatures reach up to 35 degrees, so escaping to the cooler mountain highlands to visit cultural forts and villages is perfect.
During May temperatures are high reaching up to 38 degrees with lower humidity levels, if you're looking to visit cultural sites it is best to avoid May. However, if you're looking to relax by a pool May is perfect.
June is excessively hot and humid in Oman, it is not recommended that you visit during this time. However, if you want to brave the high temperatures, hotel prices across the country are cheap.
August remains excessively hot and humid in Oman, it is not recommended that you visit during this time.
September offers an amazing opportunity to witness green turtle breeding season in Ras Al Jinz, as they come to lay their eggs. Temperatures remain high, although lower than between June and August.
Travelling during October is much more comfortable with temperatures now in the low thirties. Travellers can enjoy different desert trips, cultural tours of castles forts and mountain villages.
Travelling during November is much more comfortable with temperatures now in the low thirties allowing you to enjoy Oman's cultural wonders.
- 18th November the country celebrates Sultan Qaboos birth month - all regions and governorates celebrate and the country is decorated accordingly.
December is the coolest month of the year, and provides another great opportunity for thrill seekers to experience the Arabian desert and the traditional Bedouin lifestyle.
Jebel Akhdar and The Hajar Mountains Honeymoon
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