The Sultanate of Oman is one of the best places to visit in Middle-eastern region. You can do lots of activities, meet extremely hospitable Omani people and enjoy great food. This article intends to educate you about some of the tourist attractions in Oman.
So let’s get started! Shall we?
Do you like shopping? If yes, then it is going to be a great experience in Omani markets as they are a perfect blend of traditional markets and modern shopping centers. You can find handicrafts in old markets such as silver, gold, textiles, and masterpieces. Modern shopping centers contain everything you want to buy at amazing prices. The best times to shop in the traditional markets is morning hours.
Shops open at nine in the morning and close at ten or eleven. Shops are open for seven days a week, except Fridays, when they open after four o clock in the afternoon.
You can witness some of the most extraordinary cave exploration in the world which should be attempted only by fit people. And there’s no harm in being accompanied by someone who has prior experience in traversing the caves before.
Majlis Al-Jinn, one of the most famous caves in Oman is also the second largest underground chamber in the world. No one should traverse through this cave without professional guidance as it can be extremely difficult to cave to negotiate.
Another popular and famous cave is Hoti Cave which has an underground cavern and subterranean lake system.
Caving must strictly be avoided during monsoon times as most of the caves in Oman are underground Wadis.
The best time for trekking is usually between September and May. Various types of trips can be arranged, starting from the amateurish capital area to the breathtaking rim walk in the Grand Canyon of Jabal Shams.
Undoubtedly, trekking is the best way to experience Oman’s majestic mountain-landscape.
However, all the inexperienced hikers must be accompanied with someone who has prior experience in hiking and trekking. Local tour operators can provide you with a fully organized trek, necessary equipment and transport to and from the starting and ending points.
You can see signposts across the trekking routes. They can be easily recognized by the brown colored signboards which point towards the beginning of the marked treks.
You can purchase trekking guide book “Adventure Trekking in Oman” for more details or you can simply contact certain tour operators in Muscat.
There are a lot of rugged and rocky mountains and steep sea cliffs which can easily lure a rock climber. You can find many varieties of rock climbing here ranging from sports climbing and ragging to multi pitch routes – bolted or traditional. The height of rocks can easily touch 250m.
If you wish to experience the Alpine style climbing at its best then you should check out Jabal Ghul which has a height of around 300 meters.
Jebal Misht is the best known site and perhaps has the biggest rock face in the entire Arabian Peninsula. Its south and southeast faces stretch to 6 km and touches the height of 850 m. You can easily find all grades of Alpine style routes. The choice of a route depends on the time of year and direction it faces.
These are some of the many local attractions which a tourist might want to check out on his/her visit to the Sultanate of Oman. Apart from the above mentioned activities as a local attraction of Oman on a tour to Oman, you may enjoy one of the most famous activities of Oman- "camel racing in Oman" with your family especially if you are there with your kids.
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