Oman is a captivating country with rich cultural heritage and breath taking sights. It is a great location for a perfect holiday. Whether you want a vacation from work, take your family out for an excursion or simply want to admire nature’s spectacle, Oman is one of the best options to choose from.
Oman is located in the Middle East, on the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the United Arab Emirates (UAE), touches Oman from northwest, Yemen in the southwest and Saudi Arabia in the west.
Oman has progressed constantly and is still developing. It now has great education, sanitation, housing facilities and political stability. Oman is host to two major religions; Islam and Hinduism. 75% of the population is Muslims and is further divided into Sunni and Shi’a Muslims. Arabic is the official language of Oman. Various other languages are part of the culture too such as, Urdu, Hindi and Balochi. The climatic condition is the key factor most visitors would consider. Oman is generally very hot in the summer season from May to September. However, it does rain in January and later in June to October. The coastal areas do not receive any rainfall at times; the mountainous areas receive most of the rainfall.
The people in Oman are known to be very welcoming and hospitable. Tourists enjoy the affection and beauty the country has to offer. There are various hotels available in different cities of Oman, depending on the liking of the visitor. Muscat, the capital city of Oman, has a rich historical background, which attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. It has a magnificent blend of modern and historic architecture. Muscat also consists of beautiful, long, golden, sandy beaches, namely Qurum and Al-bastan.
Oman is proud of its heritage and development over the years. It is a safe and secure country with intercultural ties strengthening the nation. A holiday in Oman is a source of excitement and enjoyment. There are numerous hotels with offers for the potential tourists to avail. These packages include tour guides, transport facilities and much more. You can choose the package according to what you can afford and what suits your liking.
Oman has breathtaking mountainous terrain and the soothing Arabian Sea, which is a great photographic sight.
Oman goes into celebration frenzy between the dates of 27th January to 24th February, which is the ideal time for any tourist to visit. Since Oman is host to the Muscat Festival 2011. Other than this, “The tour of Oman” is making news and will be a major contributor to the celebrations in Oman this year. Cyclists from all over the world will be competing in 848 kilometer race, riding across Oman’s popular spots. Many art and business exhibitions are also set to take place in Oman, making 2011 a busy and eventful social calendar for the residents and tourists of Oman.
Oman is a peaceful nation and a sensational tourist site. If you have not booked your holiday in Oman yet, this year seems to be a good time to do so.