Stunning mountain scenery
The majestic Sultanate of Oman is more than just a good alternative to its more well-known neighbour Dubai. Its spectacular coastline is framed by rugged mountain ranges and offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Arabia. With its rich cultural heritage, endless deserts, lively souks, historic forts, warm hospitality it promises a perfect holiday.
Oman has a warm and sunny climate and is a direct seven hour flight from London making it a perfect ‘winter sun’ destination. Oman has something for everyone – for those who simply want to recharge their batteries and soak up the sun, Muscat is known for its sophisticated and beautiful hotels. Or if you would like to discover more of this magnificent country you can spend a night in a Bedouin tent in the desert, trek up ancient mountain pathways in the Al Hajar Mountains or take a dhow cruise in search of dolphins. We organise Bespoke itineraries to suit any requirement.
Oman’s vibrant capital city Muscat is brimming with culture, history and understated charm. Home to the Muttrah souk crammed with tiny shops piled high with Persian rugs, gold and frankincense and the Sutan Qaboos Grand mosque which is the third largest mosque in the world. There are three world class hotels to choose from: The luxurious and sophisticated Al Bustan is situated on a stunning stretch of beach with a dramatic mountain backdrop. The Chedi is a chic retreat with beautiful spa and perfect for a relaxing holiday or honeymoon. The Shangri La Resort is divided into 3 hotels; The palacial Al Husn, The Al Bandar and the family friendly Al Waha.
Wahiba Sands, Nizwa, Al Hajar Mountains
Take a spectacular road trip through Northern Oman – visit the ancient capital, Nizwa and the impressive Jabreen, Nakhl and Bahla forts. Continue to the Hajar Mountain to see Jebel Akhdar (Green mountain) and Jebel Shams (the highest peak in Oman), exploring this stunning scenery from the Ailia Jebel Akhdar hotel.
Leaving the mountains behind you as you drive into the Wahiba Sands (Oman’s desert) where you can spend a night under the stars at the Bedouin styled Desert Night’s Camp or in your own exclusive private camp. Finally drive back along the coastline past Ras al Jinz, in search of hatching turtles, Sur where traditional dhows are made and Wadi Bani Khalid for a dip its deep cool waters.
Salalah and Empty Quarter
In stark contrast to the rest of the country the lush and green coastal town of Salalah is on the south coast and is famous for its frankincense. It is also the gateway to vast desert of the awe inspiring Empty Quarter. We can arrange bespoke adventures in this ‘sand sea’ staying in an exclusive private camp miles from civilization.
The Musandan Peninsusla is separated from the rest of Oman by the Eastern Coastline of the UAE and is more easily accessed from Dubai. Here you will find the remote and elegant Six Senses Zighy Bay with its pampering spa, personal butler service and private plunge pools.