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Holidays in Oman

A country of opulence

Home to lost cities, Arabian palaces and a historic fort, Oman is an intriguing mix of old and new. Resplendent mosques and traditional trading towns jostle alongside large complexes and shopping malls. On the idyllic coastline, find some of the most spectacular hotels ever seen.


Hotels in Oman

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Essential information for Oman

Local Time
+ 4hrs
Flag of Oman
Omani Rial
Official currency of Oman
Flight information
7h 40m
Muscat (MCT)
Direct flight
Flight schedule
Oman Air flights to Muscat depart daily from London Heathrow.
For even more flexibility, call us for options to fly with KLM via Amsterdam, Etihad via Abu Dhabi or Qatar Airways via Doha.

Do I need a visa?

Yes. British citizens require a visa, which can be obtained from the Oman embassy, or these can be purchased locally on arrival. Please note that Oman will suspend the visa on arrival facility as of March 21st 2018.  An eVisa will be mandatory and must be obtained in advance.  

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

When is Ramadan?

Ramadan is estimated to be from 23rd April-23rd May 2020 (followed by Eid in July). Ramadan is a festival like no other, and visiting during this period offers a fascinating insight into Emirati culture and religious traditions.

Highlights of Oman

Spectacular scenery, an enchanting culture and luxurious retreats make for a magical holiday in Oman. Here are its best attractions.

  • See the towering minarets of The Grand Mosque in Oman’s capital city of Muscat.
  • Explore Nizwa Fort, one of the oldest forts in Oman, built in the 17th Century.
  • Visit Bahla Fort, an impressive fortified settlement and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take a 4x4 safari jeep ride through the Wahiba Sands and camp under the stars.
  • See majestic turtles on Turtle Beach during egg-laying season in June and July.
  • Take a 4x4 ride through the dramatic scenery of Wadi Nakhr, Oman’s answer to the Grand Canyon.
  • Swim in the shimmering emerald green water of Wadi Shab, the ‘ravine between cliffs’.
  • Stay in a luxurious Omani-style room with the Hajar Mountains as your backdrop at Six Senses Zighy Bay.
  • Relax with a Chedi Jade Massage or Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage at The Chedi Muscat spa.
  • Buy opulent gold jewellery, pottery and traditional Arabic lanterns at the Muttrah Souk
  • Feb: See dhows sail across the Gulf waters for Oman’s annual boat Race.
  • Feb: The Muscat Festival takes place to celebrate Omani culture.
  • Nov: See fireworks fill the skies for Oman’s National Day.

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