Everything You Need to Know about Oman – An Arabian Wonderland

A destination that brings to life the fantasies of 101 Arabian Nights, Oman, is a country where the essence of Arabian culture is present in the very air you’re breathing in. Given below are a few interesting things to know about Oman.

Easy and safe to get about

The country certainly has a good network of roads making it easy to find your way around. The locals and immigrants speak English, so, feel free to ask for directions. It can be easily said that Oman is the safest Arabian country that values peace above all.

Best time to visit

The weather in Oman is the conventional Arabian weather pattern. Summers are extremely hot while winters are mild. The weather during the winter, which occurs from October to February is very enjoyable. It is less tiring to get out and about in cool weather.

Exploring Oman

The main cities have great public transport services. However, the same can’t be said for the rural areas. The easiest way to explore Oman is to rent a car (with a driver if necessary). This will help you get the best experience.

Accommodation options

In Oman, there are several high-class resorts such as Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort which is one of the hotels in Nizwa. Boutique hotels are available as well. Although, backpackers may not have a wide array of options here.

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Damask Roses at Jabal Al Akdhar – In Search of Oman’s Finest Damask Roses…

Have you ever walked along terraces with the fragrance and beauty of magnificent roses all around? If you are holidaying in Oman visit the Rose gardens at Al Jabal al Akhdar.

About

The Rose Gardens at Al Jabal al Akhdar features a large number of roses which are grown in terraced gardens in Al Jabal al Akhdar. The lush landscapes in the Green Mountain of Oman provide a fertile ground for thousands of damask roses. Ones visited this place, you will be amazed to witness the spectacular sight of colourful roses cascaded down the mountain slopes.

The special ritual

During the months of March and April, millions of roses blossom while spreading their rich fragrance all around the countryside. The villagers in Al Jabal al Akhdar pluck all the rose petals, collect them in a sheet of cloth and the collected bundles are taken to extraction units. This popular ritual is mostly done during the rose season in order to produce rose water.

Location

Before commencing your journey in this part of the world, it’s important to take note of available accommodation facilities. Amongst many an Oman resort in the area, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort will come across as an excellent venue from where you can map out an escape to view the awe-inspiring Rose Gardens of Al Jabal al Akhdar.

What to see

Different kinds of pink damasked roses delight the tourists who visit the garden. The “Mountain Flower” is a beautiful flower grown in this garden and it is similar to Levantine roses. In addition, this garden is famous for its ‘walnut flowers’ and ‘apricot flowers’.

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Breath-Taking Khareef in Salalah – 4 Things to Do During the Khareef Season

Known for its unique Khareef (monsoon) season, Salalah is one of the most visited destinations in Oman. Read onto find out about the top 4 activities, one can do while here!

Visit Al Mughsail Beach

Easily reached from many Salalah hotels including the likes of Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Al Mughsail Beach is a fantastic location for a picnic with your family. It’s the ideal spot to spend some quality time with your loved ones while being surrounded by white sands, crystal-clear waters, and majestic mountains.

Go on a Boating Trip

Sign up for a boat journey on a traditional wooden Omani boat, and enjoy a relaxing trip while taking in the stunning views of the surrounding mountain sides of the Dhofar region, awash with vernal bloom.

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Attend a Salalah Festival

Lasting from July to September every year, Omanis prepare traditional and cultural shows to celebrate the monsoon season. These fascinating shows are also held to welcome visitors who flock there to experience the stunning beauty of the region.

Try out Coconut Water

Rich in nutrients and utterly delicious, coconut water can be found in fruit huts lining the roads leading up to the beach. Trying out the famous drink which is served in its shell, is a must when travelling around Salalah.

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