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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
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"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
 
Desert Safari to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat
"At 08:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel or residence in Muscat city. Board your 4x4 and head towards Fanjah where you stop at the roadside to take photos of an abandoned village. You then make a turn near Bidbid which continues on the route to Ibra. Visit the ruins of an abandoned village at Al Mansfah near Ibra. Much of the charm and character of this old mer known as the lost Shangri-La. Reach the magnificent Wadi the pools are cool deep and absolutely stunning surrounded by palm trees and vast orangey-red rocky outcrops with silky water. After spending some time there
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More Transportation in Oman

Rental Car from the UAE

It is possible to drive over from the UAE by rental car. However you need to purchase a separate insurance policy. Not all rental agencies do this and prices vary greatly, so it pays to shop around....
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Jan 15, 2007

Renting a car

Most people that go to Oman end up getting a tour with Marks Tours or Zaharas tours based in Muscat and Salalah. I heard they are good tours but they are about 10 times more expensive than renting a...
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JohnniOmani
Oct 12, 2006

Bus and Beyond

The intercity buses are operated by ONTC which has daily services to from most of the main towns for under 5RO except for Salalah which cost around 13 RO return from Muscat. Buses are usually on time...
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JohnniOmani
Jun 08, 2006

Travelling Solo

Travelling beyond Muscat or Nizwa can be a lonely experience. The interior has a low population and there are no tourist hang outs in the country. Meeting a backpacker is extremely rare and I have...
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JohnniOmani
Jun 08, 2006

Arriving at the Airport in Seeb, Muscat Oman

Arriving in the Seeb airport is quite straight forward until you enter the exit hall. You will be hounded by taxi drivers asking you for an amazingly high price. For a tourist 8 to 10 RO sounds fair...
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Jan 26, 2006

Private Taxis

Taxis in Oman are expensive for tourists but if you know the game and live here they are not that pricy. Generally speaking, taxis around any city which may be Muscat, Nizwa etc charge between 1 RO to...
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JohnniOmani
Jan 26, 2006
 
 
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Baiza Buses

Many tourists get taxis around the cities and towns but this is a very expensive option. The best way to get around Oman is by bus (city to city) . Every city is covered by bus and it rarely exceeds 5...
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Jan 26, 2006

Petrol Kiosks

The petrol kiosks in Oman are very modern and conveniently located at many towns. There is usually a convenient stall in the petrol kiosk where you can buy various food and drinks just like other...
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victorwkf
Mar 04, 2005

Cruising on a traditional dhow

One activity you should try in Oman is to take a leisure cruise on the traditional dhow, which is the boat which is used for fishing and transportation. The sunset dhow cruise is a very good option...
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Mar 04, 2005

Camels

In the desert areas of Oman such as the Wahiba Sands and the Empty Quarters, the camel is still a very important animal in the life of the Bedouins (nomads of Arabia), including a form of...
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Mar 04, 2005

4 wheel drive vehicle

Because Oman is a rugged country and some of the attractions can only be reached via rocky roads, you need a 4 wheel drive to be able to reach these places. You can either get a guide to drive you...
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Mar 04, 2005

Tour of Oman

If you require a tour of Oman and is looking for a tour guide cum driver, you can contact my Omani guide called Nabhan. It will cost about 80-100 Omani Rials per day including vehicle (therefore will...
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victorwkf
Mar 04, 2005

Rent a Car

Oman is relatively new to mass tourism, so it does not have the infrastructure that some other Middle Eastern countries have (which could be part of its appeal!). This means that there are few options...
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Gage17
Jan 16, 2005

Shortcut UAE

In 2001 we visited the United Arab Emirates.The roads we took, passed often Omani enclaves.From Al Ain, a twin town with the Omani Buraimi, to Hatta, we made a longer short cut of more than 100 KM...
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sachara
Jul 11, 2004

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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

Corniche means something like "chopped out of rock". It is a reasonable name since Mutrah looks like it has been chopped out of the rocky landscape. Mutrah Corniche has a sea front promenade with a...
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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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"Oman - The Essence of Arabia"
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"Oman . . My Home of Three Years"
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"Beautiful Oman"
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