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Royal Opera House Muscat

Royal Opera House Muscat In 2001, Sultan Qaboos decided by royal decree to build an opera house in Oman's capi...
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Bahla Fort

Bahla Fort Bahla Fort is one of the most important cultural and historical fortresses in Oman and is inscribed...
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Fjords & Dhow

Fjords & Dhow One of the most renowned pictures from Musandam is of the fjord-like bays, found here in man...
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Jabrin Castle

Jabrin Castle The Jabrin Castle is a residential fortress built in 1670 by Sultan bin Saif al-Ya'arubi. Here, ...
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Mountains of Musandam

Mountains of Musandam The coast of Musandam owes its characteristic appearance to the towering calcareous sand...
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Muttrah Fish Market

Muttrah Fish Market Those who like to go on early morning explorations will be thrilled by the lively bustle o...
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Nizwa Fort

Nizwa Fort The Fort of Nizwa is certainly one of the most remarkable attractions in this charming town. The ma...
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Nizwa Souq

Nizwa Souq The market of Nizwa is definitely worth a visit. One of the best ways to experience the life and bu...
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The mystical Incense Route

The mystical Incense Route The incense street The "tears of the gods," as Frankincense is also called, were re...
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UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage For many travelers, the Middle Eastern state of Oman on the eastern Arabian Peninsula is...
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Wadi Bani Khalid

Wadi Bani Khalid About 270 kilometers from the capital Muscat, you can find a wadi, which forms a palm-rich la...
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Wadi Shab

Wadi Shab Not far from theWadi Tiwi, hikers can explore the enchanting Wadi Shab. Wadi Shab offers sports- and...
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Wadi Tiwi

Wadi Tiwi If you explore Oman from the coastal roads, your path will always be marked by one of the country‚Ä...
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Salalah

Salalah The fertile plain around the modern city of Salalah in southern Oman is a popular destination, not onl...
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Muscat Capital Region

Muscat Capital Region Muscat and surroundings Muscat is the capital of Oman and therefore always worth a visit...
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Musandam

Musandam Anyone interested in the north of Oman should pay Musandam a visit. Musandam is a peninsula with abou...
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Nizwa

Nizwa There are more than 100,000 people living in the Nizwa region. They live in about 40 villages and oases....
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The coast of Oman

The coast of Oman Oman has coastline of sandy beaches with a length of 1700 kilometers, rocky cliffs and speci...
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Regions

Regions Capital area The region around the capital city Muscat is densely populated. It is also the economic a...
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Medical Care

Medical Care Medical care in Oman is of high quality. Hospitals and general practitioners are absolutely up-to...
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Vaccination Requirements

Vaccination Requirements As a general rule, one should inform oneself about recommendations for any special va...
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How to get to Oman

How to get to Oman Arrival The easiest way to get to Oman is by plane and there are several airlines available...
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Travel Preparation Oman

Travel Preparation Oman Every year, Oman attracts a large number of tourists from all over Europe and from dif...
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Currency

Currency In Oman, the currency is the Rial Omani (RO), which is freely convertible; its value is linked to the...
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Travel Weather Oman Mountains

Travel Weather Oman Mountains The climate in the Omani Hadjar Mountains differs significantly from the rest of...
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Water Temperature Oman

Water Temperature Oman The Sultanate of Oman is located in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, an...
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Best time of travel

Best time of travel The best time to visit Oman is during the European winter months. Between October and Apri...
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Explore Oman with your own guide

Explore Oman with your own guide For the traveler who prefers an individualized and personalized travel experi...
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Travel Weather in Salalah

Travel Weather in Salalah The tropical climate in the South-Eastern Region of Dhofar differs significantly fro...
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Connection Accessibility Oman

Connection Accessibility Oman Over the past several years, Oman has truly established itself as a major force ...
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International connection

International connection Oman has long since become a true hotspot of tourism in the Middle East. A consistent...
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Flight Time to Oman

Flight Time to Oman The exact flight time from Germany, the Netherlands, Austria or Switzerland to Oman of cou...
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Muscat International Airport

Muscat International Airport Muscat International Airport (IATA-Code: MCT) is located in Seeb a few kilometers...
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Salalah International Airport

Salalah International Airport Salalah International Airport is the second largest airport in Oman after Muscat...
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European Expats in Oman

European Expats in Oman European expats who choose Oman are choosing a country which makes it relatively easy ...
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Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy In the Arab world, people's life expectancy is not usually comparable to that of Western Europ...
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Population

Population Oman had around 4.4 million inhabitants in 2016. It is likely that the number has again increased, ...
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Oman Military

Oman Military Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said is the Supreme Commander of the Omani forces. The forces' size is...
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Politics in Oman

Politics in Oman Oman is an Arab and Islamic state. Therefore, many views and ways of life refer to the Koran,...
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Tourism in Oman

Tourism in Oman The Sultanate of Oman, which is located on the Arabian Peninsula, has a tourist sector that co...
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Oil, Gas and Industry

Oil, Gas and Industry Oil and gas are the two branches of industry that make up the largest part of Oman's gro...
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International Trade

International Trade Oman's foreign trade in the first half of the last century was limited exclusively to agri...
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Frankincense

Frankincense Folklore has it that camel caravans traveled 3400 kilometers over a 100 days period to reach Gaza...
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General State of the Economy

General State of the Economy The general economic situation in Oman is excellent. The country owes this to two...
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Whales and Dolphins

Whales and Dolphins In the underwater world along the Omani coasts of the Indian Ocean, from the northern reg...
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Bulls of Batina in Oman

Bulls of Batina in Oman The Batina Plain is a 250 km long coastal section in the north of Oman. In the north, ...
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Oryx Antelopes

Oryx Antelopes Within the animal kingdom, the rare Oryx antelope belongs to the subfamily of horse goats and t...
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The Arabian horse

The Arabian horse As the name implies, the origin of Arabian horses lies in the Arabian Peninsula. Among the A...
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Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles Sea turtles have always been part of the natural fauna of the region and have an ancient symbiotic...
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Camels in Oman

Camels in Oman The Arabian camel is the undisputed favorite animal of the populations of the Arab world, and s...
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Oil & Pipelines in Oman

Oil & Pipelines in Oman When the first oil-laden cargo ship left Oman in 1967 and left for the world, a ne...
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Air traffic in Oman

Air traffic in Oman Air traffic in Oman is now well developed. The route network is well organized and used by...
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Infrastructure in Oman

Infrastructure in Oman In recent decades, infrastructure improvement in Oman is one of the areas that has led ...
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Oman in the early days

Oman in the early days Muslim Arabs conquered Omani territory around 630 AD with their prophet companion Amr i...
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Modern Times

Modern Times The entry of Oman into modern times began late, historically speaking, with the deposition of the...
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Antiquity

Antiquity Despite the extremely dry desert climate, the Arabian Peninsula has been an important settlement are...
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Women in Working Life

Women in Working Life There is an interesting quote by Sultan Qaboos: "Uneducated women can not raise free chi...
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Universities in Oman

Universities in Oman As soon as he took power, Sultan Qaboos had a clear vision of how he wanted to make his c...
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Literacy in Oman

Literacy in Oman The importance that Oman places on education is reflected by the fact that well over a quarte...
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Education

Education There are quite a few countries in the Islamic world where education is not accessible to everyone. ...
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Modern Era

Modern Era The modern era of Oman was initially dominated by the influence of Portuguese conquerors. After the...
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Landscape in Oman

Landscape in Oman The landscape in Oman is as varied as in only a few Arab countries. This is partly due to th...
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Mountains and Geology

Mountains and Geology Oman, unique among other Arab countries, takes pride in an impressive and exciting varie...
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Bordering Countries

Bordering Countries Oman is a sultanate on the Arabian Peninsula. The borders of the country run partially alo...
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Geography

Geography The Sultanate of Oman is located in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula. In the northwest, the co...
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History of Oman

History of Oman The territory of today's Sultanate of Oman was already inhabited in the Stone Age. Around 2000...
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Self-Drive Trips in Oman

Self-Drive Trips in Oman Oman is an ideally suited destination for travelers who want to rent a car and explor...
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Rub al Khali Desert

Rub al Khali Desert The Rub al Khali Desert, the largest contiguous sand desert in the world, covers parts of ...
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Traditional Making of a Khanjar

Traditional Making of a Khanjar A Khanjar is a traditional ceremonial dagger. It is still worn in Oman today. ...
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Travel Weather Oman Musandam

Travel Weather Oman Musandam The climate of the northernmost region of Oman is characterized as subtropical. W...
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Climate

Climate The climate in the Sultanate of Oman varies from region to region. The coastal areas in the north and ...
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Traditional production of rose water

Traditional production of rose water Every year between the end of March and the beginning of May, the rose ga...
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Educational System

Educational System The development of the education system When Sultan Qaboos Ibn Said took power in 1970, t...
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Communication in Oman

Communication in Oman Generally, communication should not be a problem because Oman is very well developed in ...
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Women in Oman

Women in Oman The woman has a firm place in the Omani society. Legally, women are equal to men. They are allow...
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Roads in Oman

Roads in Oman The infrastructure in Oman is modern and up-to-date, mainly because it is really new. This is du...
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque of Muscat

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque of Muscat One of the largest, most imposing structures in Oman is the Sultan Qaboos...
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The Mountain Region

The Mountain Region The landscape of Oman is characterized by two mountain ranges: the Hajar Mountains and the...
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The Desert

The Desert In the southeast of the Hajar Mountains lies the sandy Wahiba Sands desert. A little further southe...
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Railway

Railway As far as the railway is concerned, Oman is still far behind in development. So far, there is only a s...
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Languages in Oman

Languages in Oman The languages of Oman particularly highlight the nation's past as a nation of sailors. The i...
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Sultan Quaboos

Sultan Quaboos bin Said al Said Sultan Quaboos bin Said al Said (also written Qaboos) is the current ruler of ...
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Salalah and the South

Salalah and the South Salalah is the second largest city in Oman. Among other things, the well-known incense ...
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Security in Oman

Security in Oman Nowadays, safety is a big issue when you set off to spend a holiday in an Arab country. The a...
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Bedouins in Oman

Bedouins in Oman Traditionally defined, a Bedouin is a nomadic desert dweller who travels through the desert...
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Visa

Visa Entry and Visa If you want to travel to a non-EU country as an EU citizen, you need tinform yourself in a...
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Travel Weather Oman Wahiba Sands

Travel Weather Oman Wahiba Sands The Wahiba Sands Desert is one of the arid climate areas of Oman, which means...
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Public Transport in Oman

Public Transport in Oman Public transport in Oman is different than in Germany, for example. Only in the capit...
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What to see in Oman

What to see in Oman Sights in Oman In Oman's capital, Muscat, there are many historical and significant build...
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The Falaj

The Falaj The Falaj is a unique style of water channel located in Oman and forms a system of irrigation. In 20...
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Wildlife in Oman

Wildlife in Oman The wildlife of the Omani Sultanate is incredibly diverse and includes rare species that exis...
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Arabian leopard

Arabian leopard The Arabian Leopard is one of the smallest subspecies of the leopard and is native to the Arab...
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Alcohol in Oman

Alcohol in Oman Dealing with alcohol Oman is an Arab country. The state religion here is Islam. Although the p...
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Birds in Oman

Birds in Oman The Sultanate of Oman does not appear to be a paradise for birds at first sight. The very hot an...
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Family Life in Oman

Family Life in Oman Family life in Oman has little to do with how a Western European citizen would imagine fam...
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Economy

Economy in Omann In the late 1960s, oil production began in the Sultanate of Oman. Petroleum quickly became ...
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Clothing Style in Oman

Clothing Style in Oman Clothing Style for Tourist The Sultanate of Oman is an Islamic state - even if Oman is ...
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Political System in Oman

Political System in Oman The country of Oman is a sultanate and an Arab Islamic state. This means that Islamic...
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Wadi Shuwaymiyah

Wadi Shuwaymiyah Wadi Shuwaymiyah is a remote and scenic place of beauty in Oman. Here, you will find untouche...
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Khasab

Khasab The port city of Khasab, the largest city of the small Omani enclave of Musandam, is home to more than...
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