Luxury holidays to Oman offer an excellent introduction to the Middle East. A land of sprawling deserts, soaring mountains and secluded beaches, Oman is diversity defined. For experiential luxury, experience sustainable mobile camping along the desert dunes, trek along the steep gorges of the Saiq Plateau and witness loggerhead turtles hatch under the moonlight. A perfect multi-centre destination, Oman is wonderfully combinable with destinations like The Maldives, Jordan and Dubai.
The ensure the best luxury holidays to Oman, you need expert, first-hand knowledge. At OROKO, we’ve over twenty years of combined knowledge that is really essential when it comes to lesser-explored destinations like Oman. From the moment you speak to us, we will work together to create the perfect itinerary to Oman, using our expertise and exceptional partnerships on the ground.
POCKET GUIDE TO OMAN
Set between the rocky Al Hajar Mountains and Arabian Sea, the Omani capital of Muscat (meaning ‘safe anchorage’) is one of the oldest and most charming cities of the Middle East. The sea plays an integral part in city life, sustaining the fishing industry whilst also promising sandy beaches and diving opportunities. Stock up on unique souvenirs at the vibrant and lively Nizwa Souq before heading to one of the many palaces and opulent mosques the city is famed for.
The geological backbone of Oman and the UAE, Al Hajar is one of the most breathtaking destinations on the Arabian Peninsula and is the highest mountain range in the region. A must see on a luxury holiday to Oman is Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain), renowned for its terraced fruit orchards, in particular its high-quality pomegranates and where the air is delicately scented by damask roses which are also grown there. Jebel Shams (the tallest peak in Oman) is a popular trekking spot with multiple trails offering stunning panoramas.
Explore Nizwa, an ancient city in the Ad Dakhiliyah region surrounded by an oasis of palms. Built in the seventeenth century, tour the impressive castle of Nizwa Fort before strolling Nizwa Souq, one of the oldest bazaars in Oman in the heart of the city. A thriving marketplace that continues to attract locals and visitors alike, wander through the extensive collections of seasonal fruit and vegetables, colourful spices and handmade crafts.
From camping by the sea to the remote dunes, Oman offers contrasting landscapes that are perfectly suited to luxury camping. With sustainability and conservation at the forefront, Hud Hud Luxury Camps is a great option. Their camps specialise in solar-powered bespoke mobile tents that move every 10 days to reduce the impact on Oman’s desert. This is your chance to experience stargazing in the desert, kayaking in the Arabian Sea and sampling delicious traditional Omani cuisine by the campfire.