Rajkumar R, The Traveller
OMAN has some 3000 kilometres of coastline, most which are pristine, stunning and secluded beaches that face the Indian Ocean with soaring sand dunes or rugged rocks, flourishing coral reefs and unique wildlife. They have beaches and crystal clear Waters. Even the residents and tourist like to come here to swim, play waboba and snorkel.
The Omanis are traditionally a sea faring people of fisherman, traders and shipbuilders. The coast and the sea is the main identity of Omani.
Those who are lover of adventure and exploration will want to take a day trip by dhow that’s Oman traditional word for a taxi or truck.
Oman’s diverse unique and unspoiled landscapes are coupled with a huge range of activities and distance national culture. Coastal resorts offer an amazing range of water sports activities for all ages.
Oman is famous for green turtle heaven with five of the world’s seven species arriving each year to crawl up thebeaches, dig holes in the sand and lay their eggs.
Certain beaches have their own identity like KHALOUF BEACH where eagles and flamingos are seen in large numbers.On TIWI beach during low tide one can paddle out to the coral and snorkel above grouper, sea snakes and batfish. The sweeping coast leads to Bandar Jissah, famous for its lagoon setting and intense blue waters. Apart from all these there are some tourist places where one must not miss it.
The WAHIBA Sands attract desert lover. The color Aries from red to dark honey. One can enjoy the rolling sand dunes and romantic sand driving.
MUSANDAM Fjords are the natural mountain along with their beauty. The crystal clear water and sheer cliffs are there to calm your mind. It is also known as NORWAY OF ARABIA you can enjoy cruising through the khor ash sham the most pleasant experience.
RAS AL –HADD is one of the main tourist spots of Oman. It is the nest of lots of TURTLES;therefore it is called the TURTLE beach resort. You can witness the first rising sun in the entire Arabian Peninsula.
MASIRAH ISLAND is desolated and deserted destination. If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city .This is the best place to unwind yourself.
INCENSE MARKETS IN SALALAH: It is a great importance the trade of frankincense. The incense is made from resin which is a good quality. There is also a beach with a huge mosque of sultan qaboos.
SADAH COAST is fantastic while driving. The landscape is amazing and of unique beauty. The mountains are made of BLACK rock and invaded by sand from the beach.
There are also many museums like the NATIONAL Museum, the OMAN CHILDREN Museum, OmaniFrenchMuseum, Baital Zubairmuseum.
RI YAM PARK is full of entertainment for children.
So have fun with a limitless destination full of culture, excitement, natural richness and incredible landscape at Oman.
by Rajkumar R