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Private Tour: Day Trip Wahiba Sands Wadi Bani Khalid Tour
"Wahiba Sands is a vast mass of undulating red and white sand dunes rising up to 200 meters and stretching as far as the eye can see. It is also a host to a large variety of flora and fauna and ever-changing patterns of dunes which are a photographer’s de so it is common to see them moving through the desert with their camels. In the middle of the desert stop to visit a Bedouin home. In sharp contrast to this is Wadi Bani Khalid a beautiful Wadi indeed. The wadi has clear deep blue waters where the shade of the palm trees are inviting for a relaxing siesta! Catch a glimpse of the pretty villages scattered all over the Wadi Bani Khalid as they cling precariously to the slopes of the rugged mountain-side (Please bring along your swimwear the clear waters of the Wadi are very inviting."""
From $355.00
 
Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat
"Depart from Muscat in the morning in a 4 wheel drive via Fanjah. Travel through Sumail Gap to observe the village life in Rawdah and Al Akhdar. The tour moves to Wadi Bani Khalid a picturesque mountain village renowned for its wadis and rocky canyons complete with massive boulders and cliffs. The turquoise pools that lie in between the canyon’s large rocks and caves offer a fascinating place with stunning view and perfect for a long swim. Enjoy a picnic lunch. The subsequent part of the tour move crossing miles of golden dunes the wilderness of Sharqiyah home to the nomadic Bedouins for centuries. Visit to a Bedouin family where you can buy local handicrafts and enjoy a camel ride (at an extra cost payable directly). Enjoy the adventurous dune bashing and a camel ride. The tour leaves from the Desert to
From $213.00
 
"Private Inspiring Interior Tour of Nizwa Souq and Fort
Inspiring Interior"You will be picked up from your hotel residence or Muscat International Airport at 08:30am to board the saloon car and start your journey back in time to the Sumail Gap that divides the Western and Eastern Hajars. En route you will get a spectacular view of the mountains. Continue onto the O Nizwa famous for its silver souq and a big round fort. After visiting the souq and the fort you move to Bahla for a photo opportunity at the huge fort. Bahla is also known as the pottery capital of Oman and because of its cultural value Bahla is placed in the UNESCO’s list of heritage monuments. Lunch will be in a local restaurant. After lunch the next visit is to Jabrin fort
From $415.00

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Omani ripoffs

1. Avoid buying anything from the first 10 shops in the Mutrah Souq. The shops deeper in the souq are cheaper.2. Avoid Sabco center as it is geared to rich British Oil Workers and the price of...
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Bargaining

Most people know that bargaining is a way of life in the Middle East as in other parts of the world. The Arabian Gulf has a huge population of south asian immigrants working here so if you are...
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Cars

Most travellers that arrive in Oman only intend on spending about a week in the Sultanate so many tourists will rent cars. I have seen countless tourists in the airport in Seeb negotiating with the...
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Taxis

The price of taxi travel can be very expensive. We were told that taxi drivers are charged 5 rials every time they park at the Grand Hyatt to pick up a fare. We were recommended a driver by someone at...
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Goat hair rugs.

The goat herders in the mountains weave a coarse rug and then stand at the side of the road to sell them. I was negotiating with the man when a busload of very obvious tourists arrived and then the...
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Unannounced closures.

The disappointment was the tendency of authorities to close to general public tourist spots without any notice in case of visits by the Ruler or some other local and foreign dignitaries. A very good...
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5-Star Day-Tour Rip-offs..

If you're considering an organized tour of the area, be aware that the ones offered through big hotels such as the Al-Bustan or the Muscat Intercontinental are vastly overpriced. Right now, they are...
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Top Things to Do in Oman

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Muttrah Souq

Muttrah Souq, the oldest marketplace in Muscat, is a place to visit for shopping. The covered bazaar consists of many shops and stalls selling souvenirs, clothes, silverwear and goldwear, spices, etc....
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Old Town

iIf it is not too hot, it is nice to walk from Mutrah along the coastal road to the old town of Muscat with the Sultans Palace, some museums and some Portugese fortifications, about 3 kilometer....
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

If you take the Expressway from the airport towards the city you'll travel past the Grand Mosque completed in 2001,for the 30th year as Head of State for his Majesty the Sultan Qaboos. It should...
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Shatti el-Qurm

Shatti Al Qurum Beach is located at the heart of Muscat's beachfront tourist zone. It is perfectly suited for out-of-town visitors when staying in Muscat. It was the first spot to visit and take a...
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The Corniche - Muttrah

The Corniche is one of the nicest, and most touristy parts of old Muttrah in Muscat. This is a pedestrian-friendly area with wide sidewalks, plenty of shady rest areas, lots of street art, and...
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Al Alam Palace

WE went to see the palace that had been built for an international gathering. Since then, I believe , it has become a public area and hotel, The tiles and greenery are beautiful, and the sheltered...
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