Blessed with spectacular mountain, desert and coastal scenery,
Oman enjoys a calm, relaxed atmosphere and bears little comparison
to its glitzy neighbour the United Arab Emirates.
Original Travel tipped Oman for the big time back in 2003 and
has repeatedly visited the top-class beach hotels in the vicinity
of the capital, Muscat, and in Musandam (an exclave at the tip of
the Arabian Peninsula) which are perfect for a romantic
Think spa treatments and snorkelling along the coast, or for
something a little more active there are watersports, including
excellent diving, while an exclusive Original Travel private guided
safari into the desert takes in some of the best scenery that the
country has to offer.
Visit medieval forts that look just how castles should, spend
the night under the stars at a romantic Bedouin camp amid the dunes
of the Wahiba Sands or head for the coast, where you can sail on a
traditional wooden dhow accompanied by dolphins, and watch rare
giant turtles coming ashore at night to lay their eggs.