"Beautiful Oman" Top 5 Page for this destination Oman by PierreZA

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Oman

I visited Oman for the first time during December 06/ January 07. Omani people are some of the most friendly I ever met during my travels.
It is easy to travel in this country.
Another outstanding aspect is that it is not overcrowded with thousands of tourists.
It is a country of great diversity, and well worth visiting for a second and third time (or more).
During my first visit to Oman, I used Muscat as a base, and did day trips from there. I would like to visit the Southern part of this beautiful country.
The country has a very relaxed atmosphere, and seems to be very peaceful.
This is my very first page I write on VT, and I really enjoyed doing it!

The Capital

"Three cities" make up the capital Muscat, it is Ruwi, Mutrah and Muscat.
Muscat and Mutrah does not have a big city feel, rather that of a big village.
Ruwi is the business district and very different from the previous two "cities". It is very easy to travel between these three areas.

Muscat has a beautiful bay, with a corniche which comes alive at sunset.

Highlights

Oman is a highlight in it's totality, but here are a few:
1. Muscat
2. Muttrah Souk
3. Visit a wadi
4. Daytrip to the desert
5. The friendly people

Pros and Cons
  • In a nutshell:Very unique, still a bit undiscovered, which makes it great!
  • Last visit to Oman: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 18, 2009
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    I had to take another look at Oman- I am SO looking forward to our trip! The Wahiba Sands will be a must see for us, and Nizwa. Thanks for good tips.

  • Oct 9, 2009 at 2:00 AM

    Dankie. Ons gaan soontoe in Desember en dit was regtig die moeitewerd om jou inligting te lees

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Hi Pierre! You have a remarkable travel map - I like the places you've visited - like OMAN. Oh man, I hope I'll go there someday, hehehe...Norman :)

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2009 at 9:33 AM

    Great page. The tip on the barber shop experience is especially interesting.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    The bus stop looks Omani :) Simply amazing photos. Your tips are succinct and well written. What a beautiful country. SL

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Oman has always been on the wish list for me. Who knows, maybe one day. Great page!

  • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2008 at 9:05 AM

    Cool page... nog 'n plek wat ek eendag wil besoek... die strande is glo baie baie nice... nice fotos! Thanks...

  • nora_south_africa's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    great page and great tips!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Hello, Pierre! Great tips and pictures, thanks!

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Fantastic page with stunning photos. I hope to make it here in the future. cheers from NYC!

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