Oman Travel Guide & Tourist Attractions

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Oman Travel Guide & Tourist Attractions

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Sultanate of Oman is located in the south-east part of the Arabian Peninsula; it borders United Arab Emirates in the north, Saudi Arabia is north-westerly and the Yemen in south west. The coast measures 3165 km. The nation is made up of Arabs, Indians, Pakistanis, and Iranian minorities. Religion followed is Islam. Official language is Arabic.Oman Travel Guide & Tourist Attractions

The four gate former port, Muscat is the capital and Matrah Nizwa, Sohar, Salalah and Sur are some of the bigger cities. At Muscut, see the Sultan Palace, stroll around and enjoy the shopping. Highest elevation is Jebel ash-Sham. There is no permanent river.  Climate is hot and dry in the center, but coast is hot and wet.

The interior Oman is desert and most people live on the northern of far southern coastal plains, where there is some farmland. Oman’s only resource is its rich deposits of oil, its leading export, and natural gas.

The fun of the land is in self driven safaris. Most are safe for excursions but places like Empty Quaters or Wahiba Sands should preferably be visited along with a guide as navigation is difficult and only an expert driver can manoeuvre the roads. Wahiba Sands are unique to the place.

Oman Travel Guide & Tourist Attractions

It is an elongated constricted expanse of elevated dunes with some woodland of the dimension 110 miles by 50 miles touching the coastline as well. North sand dunes are 300 ft tall followed by deep depressions. The rocky sand moves at the rate of 30 feet every year.

Near about Barr Al Hikman there is lagoons. Migratory birds are spotted here in winters. The region supports plant species, mammals, aviary, and other creatures big and small. The Bedu community resides in this harsh terrain.

Oman Travel Guide & Tourist Attractions

Al Jebel al Akhdar is a mountainous terrain with water-springs, fruit orchards, magnificent scenery, and camping facility. The mountains until 7,000 ft can be reached by vehicle. The rainfall is profuse and greenery abounds everywhere. Thus trekkers, hikers, Rock climbers and holiday makers can be seen here throughout the year.

Numerous wadis abound the region of Al Jebel al Akhdar. Wadis are actually rocky fissures where rain water collects and flows out annually. In the vicinity are palm trees, green grass, bushes and flowers.

The effect is magical. Camp under open skies at Empty Quaters full of moonscape sand dunes, or visit Salalah for the beaches. A visit here is a life long memory.

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