A collection of my best photos of Oman that will hopefully make you want to travel there now!
Oman: a name so exotic and inviting, yet strangely unknown to many. At least I knew close to nothing about it before my recent trip there with my husband and our 2-year-old daughter.
We spent most of Christmas and New Year’s traversing the country’s northern region — from the sprawling capital of Muscat to the massive sand dunes of Wahiba, continuing onto the picturesque Fishing Town of Sur before visiting the spectacular Wadis along the coast. What we found was a humble nation packed full of outstanding natural beauty that’s yet to be discovered by mass tourism.
Poised on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, the country shares borders with the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen — but it’s distinctively a world of its own. The country has an embracing society that warmly welcomes visitors; the people are incredibly friendly. Its robust infrastructure also makes exploring its treasure trove of desert, lush green oases and long coastlines very easy and pleasant.
Oman’s economy has developed at lightning speed thanks to its oil wealth — but unlike neighbouring UAE, it has successfully retained its rich heritage, Bedouin traditions, strong sense of identity and pride. Since taking to the throne in 1970, Sultan Qaboos has placed an emphasis on preserving their culture while moving forward with modern times.
As such, traveling Oman gave us a rare chance to experience the Arab kingdom without the distorting lens of excessive wealth and modernization. In the face of modernity, Oman’s sleepy fishing towns, spectacular mountains and wind-blown deserts remain at the heart of the Omani spirit.
Wadi Bani Khalid
Nizwa Fort & Old Town
Fishing Town of Sur
Muscat, the Capital of Oman
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