Oman, a nation on the Arabian Peninsula, has terrain encompassing desert, riverbed oases and long coastlines on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. Wahiba Sands is a region of dunes inhabited by Bedouins. The port capital, Muscat, is home to the massive, contemporary Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and the old waterfront Muttrah quarter, with a labyrinthine souk and busy fish market.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

grand mosque

Royal Opera House

arts, culture

Wadi Shab

canyon, boulders

Nizwa Fort

17th century

muttrah souk

old market

Musandam Fjords

scenic ride

Qurum Beach

quite beach

Bait Al Zubair Museum

omani artefacts

Wadi Bani Khalid

stream, mountains

Mughsail Beach

sandy beach

Jebel Akhdar

mountains, ruins

Bimmah Sinkhole

clear water

Wadi Ghul

omani grand canyon

Jabrin Castle

impressive castle


shops, walk

Misfat Al Abriyeen

scenic village

Al Alam Palace

ceremonial palace

Frankincense Land Museum

historic museum

Qantab Beach

small beach

Bahla Fort

UNESCO world heritage

Jebel Shams

high mountain

Qurum Natural Park

large park

Sumhuram old city

ancient ruins

Nizwa Souk

colorful market

Marneef cave

limestone cave

Turtle reserve

green turtles

Wahiba Sands

desert camping

Wadi Al Arbeieen

beautiful wadi

Mohammed Al Ameen mosque

royal mosque