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 breathtaking destination boasts a fascinating history imbued with rich cultural traditions spanning 5,000 years. Oman is a country of fascinating contrasts, it is a land of friendly faces and exceptional hospitality, of vast barren deserts and rocky deep water fjords, of ancient forts and luxurious hotels.
While summer's high temperatures mean that tourists are few and far between, the remainder of the year brings sunny blue skies and perfect weather for visitors. While Oman only experiences a few days of rain each year, southern Oman has a monsoonal climate, bringing rain during the summer months of June to August.