Did you know that in 2019, a tremendous 3.5 million tourists visited the Sultanate of Oman? That was just a 7.4% growth compared to the 2.6 million tourists in 2015.
But why such a massive number of visitors?
Well, that’s simply because there are a lot of beautiful places that you can visit in Oman as a tourist!
Some of the tourist attractions in Oman include Cultural Places, Hills, Valleys, Beaches, Sands, and Caves.
Now let’s take a closer look at three of the best places to visit in Oman.
3 Amazing Tourist Places to Visit in Oman
The natural beauty signifies the elegance of the Sultanate. However, the man-made tourist attractions are equally beautiful and appealing for tourists and natives alike. So without further ado, let’s take a look at three of the best places to visit while you are in Oman.
When visiting a country, the first thing that comes to mind is the culture and tradition. While every region has its own way of representing their culture, Oman’s way of representing theirs is through the traditional souvenir.
But where can you buy these ‘traditional souvenirs’ from?
In the Arabic language, Souq translates to market. In the 1960s (yes, those good ol’ days) the market was used as a space to unload the imported goods via the seaport.
It is the oldest market in the Arab world. This traditional Arab market is covered with modern timber roofing.
There you can find some traditional Daggers, Omani Pots, Traditional Jewelry, Paintings, and leatherwork, along with some modern household stuff, essential oils, shoes, jasmine and spices.
Do you feel the urge to sink in the depths of water while being surrounded by the mountains?
Well, Wadi Shab is waiting for you!
Are you already feeling the need to jump right off your chair? You can find it in Tiwi, 140 kilometers from Muscat on the Qurayat, Sur Coastal Road.
There’s no doubt that Wadi Shab’s overall appeal makes it one of the most desirable places to visit in Oman.
However, bear in mind that physical stability is a must if you want to visit Wadi Shab. That’s because to reach Wadi Shab, you will have to walk on uneven paths, on rocky ground, in shallow water and sometimes swim in deep waters for almost 2 hours.
At the other end, you will find that all the smaller pools are connected and transformed into a larger one. If you go a little bit ahead, you will see an indoor cave. If you succeed in swimming across this narrow gap in the rock, you will be amazed to see a mesmerizing 15 feet high waterfall.
Just as they say “greater the effort, greater the reward!”
One of the most precious tourist attractions in Oman is Jebel Akhdar.
Just about 150 Kilometers away from the Muscat International Airport, there lies a mountain range. This mountain range is 2000 meters above sea level.
The biodiversity of Jebel Akhdar is one of its kind. There, you will also get to witness some donkeys and villages. On top of that, you find top-notch, once-in-a-lifetime pomegranates and roses. These pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and help protect, nourish, and regenerate human skin.
For traveling, a 4×4 vehicle is a must. Moreover, the tourists are advised to return the same day from Jebel Akhdar. So don’t forget to follow the necessary guidelines and abstain from spending the night on the mountain.
These are the top three best places to visit in Oman and Muscat. If you want to see the main tourist attractions of Oman in a shorter time, then make sure you visit these three places – but with all the necessary precautions.