Overview for Oman
Like a treasure chest waiting to be discovered, the Sultanate of Oman is the land heralded as the Jewel of Arabia.
With its splendour and wealth having been acclaimed by world travellers such as Marco Polo, this most breathtaking destination in the Arabian Gulf boasts a fascinating history which is imbued with rich cultural traditions spanning 5000 years.
Situated on the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula and bordered by the United Arab Emirates, features an intoxicating mix of modern opulence and traditional culture, vast barren deserts and rocky deepwater fjords, ancient forts and luxurious hotels.
When to go
The varied geography of Oman has resulted in a wide variety of climatic conditions. Although lying in the tropics, the Sultanate is subject to seasonal changes like the more temperate regions of the world.
During the winter it is cool and pleasant, but summer on the coast is hot and humid. The interior remains hot and dry, except for the mountains where temperatures can drop drastically at night.
The hottest months are June through August