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The travelers start with the capital city–Muscat. The nation’s modern city. Much of the city still maintains its local culture and ethnicity, the main souk Muttrah and the historic area of old Muscat. It has the site of the Sultan’s palace and forts. The modern side of the city has the best shopping malls and also contains a selection of upmarket hotels. With fabulous décor, scenic views must-visit cornices and marvelous beaches, and a selection of the country’s finest restaurants and bars. Muscat is indeed a mesmerizing city.
From Muscat rises the Western Hajar, centered on the city of Nizwa, Oman’s most historic town. Nizwa is also a convenient city from where we can explore the attractions of the surrounding mountains, like the mountains. Gives the travelers a retreat. Other spots around are the traditional mud-brick town of Al Hamra and the picture-perfect village of Misfat Al Aberdeen. Slightly further down lies the monumental village of Bahla, the largest village in Oman, and the closer Jabrin, whose perfectly preserved culture offers a fascinating reel to the life of old Oman.
North of Muscat in the Western Hajar lies the coastal region of Al Batinah, coasted with lively Seeb, Barka, and Sohar, one of the country’s oldest cities, although The main attraction in Al Batinah in the day-long drive around Rustaq, which in the shadow of the mountains via the majestic forts of Nakhal, and Al Hazm, and provides access to some of Oman’s most beautiful wadis–including Wadi Abyad and Wadi Bani Auf.
South of Muscat lies the Sharqiya region, providing different views of Oman, with historic forts, dramatic mountain canyons, rolling dunes, and turtle-nesting beaches. The still unspoiled coastline is a major mark, thanks to its generous pristine sands, the historic town of Sur, and the turtle-watching beach at Ras Al Jinz. On the far side of the mountains, most visitors head for the magnificent golden dunes of the Wahiba Sands, while it’s also worth visiting the old-mud brick towns of Ibra and Jalan Bani Bu Ali, home o some of the country’s finest traditional mud-brick architecture.
Tucked away in the southwestern corner of the country is Dhofar, separated from the rest of Oman by hundreds of kilometers. At the center of the region is the engaging lush mountainous city of Salalah, famous for the monsoon rains of the khareef, during which the surrounding hills get lush green with water flowing down the mountains, forming rivers, rock pools, and waterfalls—one of Arabia’s most living heavens in hills. A must-visit treat for a traveler in the middle east. Also, home to historic ruins as tourist spots.
At the far northern end of Oman and separated from the mainland lies the Musandam peninsula. This is the place you will experience one of the most breathtaking landscapes, with a view of Hajar mountains rowing down to the ultra-marine waters of the Gulf of Oman, which is best felt during a leisurely Dhow Cruise. Most travelers base themselves in the main city of Khasab, which hosts a magnificent interior along with breathtaking views of the coastal land.
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