The Sultanate of Oman offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience the Arab world as once it was. In villages people live in mud brick houses, shaded by date plantations or perched on rocky hills, much as they have done for hundreds of years. The mountains and the desert are crammed with ancient, well-preserved fortresses. Hike, Rock climb or trek by camel into the desert and take a step back in time. Sandy white beaches, fringed by palms and crystal, clear water offer some of the best dives locations in the world.
In Muscat, the capital, magnificent palaces and Mosques, fish markets and busy souks share the space. The buildings are low rise and painted white by decree. Check out the best places to visit in Muscat