Where to go in Oman
List of regions
The old capital Nizwa is the birthplace of Islam in Oman and the site of many castles and ancient mosques.
Wahiba Sands is a remote sea of sand dunes, best experienced on a guided desert tour. Although sometimes called the Sharqiya Sands, this enticing swathe of honey-coloured sands is most often referred to as Wahiba, after the name of the local tribe.
Salalah is the gateway to the unspoiled beaches of southern Oman and the mountains of Dhofar, which turn lush and green after the summer monsoon rains, the Khareef.
Oman's clean and amiable capital city, Muscat, is the main entry point for most visitors. It's a pleasant mix of old and new, and a lovely place to spend a few days before venturing further afield. Muscat means ‘anchorage' and the sea is integral to the life of the city, with cruise ships and tradi…