The country is reveling in history, ancient traditions, stunning mosques, and a deep connection with nature. As more and more people looking to travel off the beaten path, Oman is gaining popularity amongst travelers. 

And for good reason. Not only is Oman a very safe country to travel in, but there are tons of things to do in Oman, from exploring mountains, canyons, beaches, wildlife, history, and architecture. 

Discover the wildlife – especially nesting sea turtles

One of the highlights of any trip to Oman is to admire the green turtles nesting on the beach and making their way back to the sea just before sunrise. Their effort to find the perfect spot to lay their eggs and then slide back to the sea is admirable.

Admire the Stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Built between 1995 and 2011, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a breathtaking piece of Islamic architecture. Located in the flat area of Muscat the building, its garden, and 5 minarets stand out in the landscape. 

Learn About The History of Oman at Nizwa fort

Built at the beginning of the 17th century, it took 12 years to complete. The Omani government does a great job of restoring and maintaining it. Most rooms have displays showing visitors how people used to live and how the fort was protected. 

Visit Unesco World Heritage sites in Oman

The Sultanate of Oman has 4 sites on the Unesco World Heritage List (as of 2016). The most famous is the Aflaj irrigation system, which can be seen in many old villages. 

Play on The Oman Beaches

North of Muscat, Al-Sawadi beach is covered with shells. And at low tide, you can cross to the Sawadi fort located on an island. It is a favorite for locals on the weekend.