The Sultanate of Oman is culturally rich and truly exotic even in the Middle East. It’s warm, welcoming people, peaceful atmosphere and authentic personality is instantly compelling. Its traditional nature, natural beauty, enhanced by modern luxury make it the perfect romantic escape.
While the pictures sing songs of its beauty, here are 5 reasons to choose Oman for your honeymoon!
Lap of Luxury
The Omanis know their luxury. With a colorful history that plays out in their souks and their gorgeous, impressive forts, modern Omani architecture is as stunningly elegant. You will see examples of this in the palatial settings of some of the plushest hotels in Oman like the Shangri La Barr Al Jissah, Ritz Carlton Al Bustan Palace, Six Senses Zighy Bay and Jabal Akhdar. In Oman, you can expect to be pampered.
A Walk to Remember!
This jewel of the Middle East seems undiscovered even today. You’ll feel the frenetic pace of the city drain away as you explore the country. The little nation has no pollution, a small population and a polite, orderly society. While the cities are almost quaint in their construct, travelling back into the history of Oman is possible when you visit remote Bedouin villages. These are truly exotic and best explored languorously on a bicycle.
Oman’s vibrant souks and local markets offer traditional and handcrafted souvenirs like silver khanjaars, palm baskets, incense burners and frankincense. Among the most popular attractions are the Nizwa Souq, Al Husn/Haffa Souq, Ladies Souq Ibra in the cities of Oman. Oman also has a long history of ancient trade with India and you’ll be charmed by the super friendly Omanis and their occasional knowledge of Hindi.
The Pristine Tale of Beaches and Wadis
The beaches on this boomerang shaped coast are perfect – clean, clear, untouched: Al Qurum Beach, Al Mughsayl Beach, Musandam Beaches, Bandar Jissah, Tiwi Beach and Ras Al Hadd are just a few scenic beauties that Oman offers. Play in the golden sands at Al Qurum Beach, watch turtles make their way back into the sea at Ras Al Hadd (during turtle hatching season, April to August) and let the true essence of nature seep into your soul.
The stunning wadis are also something that you shouldn’t miss! Wadi Shab, Wadi Bani Khalid and Wadi Al Arbeieen will bring you stunning photographs and memories.
The Rugged Glory of Mountains and Dunes
Oman is gorgeous on the coast but if you have a streak of adventure, you’ll love the mountains. Kiss the sky when you drive through the lofty Al Hajar mountains or sand surf the dunes at Wahiba Sands. With the clear skies behind you and the sun glinting off the peaks, these locations epitomize the thrill of love!
The Heaven of Food
On a clean, naturally abundant coast, it’s no surprise that Oman has a smorgasbord of great seafood. Catering to all palates and preferences, the country will not fail to win your heart, via your stomach.
Oman’s long history on the trade routes of the world are best experienced on its tables. Spices from the East, techniques from its neighbors and friends, influences from modernity – whether you want melting meaty feasts, the cuisines of Lebanon, Iran, Turkey or South Asia, or modern cuisine, you will be spoilt for choice.
And don’t forget to try Qahwa, a specialty of the Omani culture. The aromatic scent and the mindblowing taste of this freshly brewed coffee will certainly linger in your mind for years!
Oman has a treasury of experiences to offer that will glitter in your memories for decades to come. Words can barely do justice to the wealth of wonder, charm and hospitality the country and its people offer.
It’s time to make your honeymoon as unique as your tale by exploring this off the beaten path little paradise on Earth.
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