This safe & enlightened Persian Gulf sultanate is an under-the-radar travel gem, from the walled city, souk & museums of capital Muscat to eco/adventure along the coast & out in its desert & mountains.

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Kumzar, Oman's spectacular 'Norway of Arabia'

Hidden among the wild fjords of northern Oman, between the mountains and the sea in a quiet bay, sits the small village of Kumzar. This is the country's northernmost frontier, but Kumzar has a distinct atmosphere from the rest of Oman. In fact, its glorious isolation – the village is accessible only by an hour-long speedboat ride or a 2.5-hour trip on a sailing dhow from the nearest city, Khasab – has led Kumzar to develop a language and culture all of its own.read post

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An introduction to Muscat

After arriving on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul, as we drove in from the airport to Muscat's Mutrah district to begin our Oman tour,it struck us that this city of 1.7 million was everything we'd expected as the capital of a wealthy Gulf sultanate in the 21st century - modern highways in perfect condition, lavish buildings, decorative lighting - in addition to the streetlights from the road which give way to the old houses with a European flair (Oman was occupied by the Portuguese,…

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Making the most of Muscat with Oman Air

Muscat is a historically and culturally rich city in Oman, the Persian-Gulf emirate on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Muscat is most famous for impressive souks, and delicious seafood. Besides these, one must not miss out the following things in Muscat. read post

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