BEYOND THE MOSQUE

From the desert to the ocean, off the beaten path

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Oman is becoming one of the most popular destinations for new travellers, but few know that in addition to the Muscat mosques there is much more. That's why we offer you a route off the beaten path from north to south, where the desert meets the sea. Keep reading

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Discover the stops of the journey

1

Muscat

The wonderful port capital of the sultanate

2 Nights

Mutrah Corniche
Al Jalali Fort
Mutrah
Muscat mosque
Souq

You certainly won't be struck by tall skyscrapers when you arrive in Muscat: by law, no building can exceed the Muezzin Tower in height here.
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Recommended activities

  • Muscat city half day tour
  • Muscat sunset cruise
  • Green Mountain Jebel Al Akhdar Day Tour from Muscat
2

Hajar Mountains

A dip in the rocks has never been so relaxing

2 Nights

Wadi
The souks of Nizwa
Panorama of the Hajar Mountains
Misfat Al Abreyeen
Hajar Mountains

From the Arabic Al-Hajar which means "The Stone", the Hajar Mountains form a mountain range of about 600 km in the northern part of Oman.
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3

Wahiba Sands

Climb the copper-coloured dunes of Oman

1 Night

View of the landscape of Wahiba Sands
Camels in Wahiba Sands
The dune crossing at Wahiba Sands
Lunch in the Bedouin tents at Wahiba Sands
Camp of Wahiba Sands
Dune Bashing

Just three hours by car from Muscat, among copper-coloured dunes and warm wind, the scenery changes completely: civilisation is entirely abandoned and the vegetation becomes sparser.
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4

Ras Al Ruwais

Where the red desert meets the turquoise sea

2 Nights

View on the rocky desert of Ras Al Ruwais
The Ras Al Ruwais desert
A jeep in Ras Al Ruwais
View of the coasts of Ras Al Ruwais

Ras Ruwais is a small fishing village where the marvellous reddish dunes of the desert mix with the sand of the beach and meet the turquoise of the sea.
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5

Duqm

A perfect pit stop for your trip to Oman

1 Night

Duqm (ph. The Sultanate of Oman Tourism Office)
Duqm (ph. The Sultanate of Oman Tourism Office)
The beach in Duqm (ph. The Sultanate of Oman Tourism Office)
Duqm (ph.The Sultanate of Oman Tourism Office)

Far from the chaos of Muscat, Duqm aspires to be Oman's next economic and industrial centre.
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6

Salalah

Between golden sand and archaeological ruins

3 Nights

The coast of Mughsail
The oasis of Salalah
Le dune di Rub Al Khali
Darbat waterfalls
Archaeological site
The cliff of the bloewholes of Al-Mughsail

Salalah, the Omani beach city par excellence.
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Recommended activities

  • Salalah City Private Tour
  • Rub al Khali private day tour
  • Eastern Dhofar-Salalah Private Historical Tour
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