On a holiday in Oman you can expect to encounter a richly historic region set in a majestic desert landscape. With archaeological remains pointing to human settlement during the Stone Age, Oman's heritage has seen everything from the emergence of Islam in 630 AD to Portuguese colonisation in the fifteenth century. Check out the Bait Al Barandah and Bait Al-Zubair Museums to truly grasp the rich historical and cultural foundations of this amazing sultanate.
Luxury holidays in Oman
Your Oman holiday will mix ancient culture with exclusive and elegant resorts. A haven for luxury, this region caters for refined desires and grand yearnings. You’ll find private beaches, resorts equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, and fine dining, with an awe-inspiring natural beauty as your backdrop. Kenwood Travel has a great selection of luxury hotels in Oman. Picture the perfectly untouched desert dunes behind you as you indulge in all that Oman has on offer.
10 great reasons to holiday in Oman
- One of the most popular diving locations in the region!
- Climb the rugged and challenging crags for a bit of adventure
- Enjoy a trekking season from September to May
- For a bit of natural splendour, catch some Whale watching
- Go off-roading in the desert
- Great museums
- Historical forts to explore
- Check out the tombs!
- Beaches overlooking the Sea of Oman, Arabian Sea and the Straits of Hormuz in the North
- Spectacular cerulean lagoons
Things to do in Oman
There’s a plethora of cultural offerings in this part of the world. See the Wadi Al Ayn Tombs that lie 30km to the north east of the Bat settlement, or uncover the towers, forts, and ancient buildings at Al Manzafah for glimpses into a bygone age. For adventure activities you’ll be spoilt for choice as you pick between diving, boating, climbing, trekking, camping and caving. There’s just so much to do between living the high life in your luxury resort, experiencing the dense cultural roots of the region, and enjoying the many outdoor adventure activities of Oman!
Ramadan in Oman
During the Holy Month, Muslims fast between dawn and sunset. Visitors to Oman are advised not to eat and drink water in public places during this month as a sign of respect towards people who are fasting. Your hotel, however, will offer dining as usual but may have the doorway screened off to outside view. Attractions such as souks are open during some hours, although the best time to visit them is the evening. Regular restaurants outside of the hotels may not be open during day hours. Many will open after sundown, when the sultanate comes to life.
Ramadan is from 22nd March – 21st April 2023 and 10th March – 9th April 2024. Visitors to the Middle East during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your Middle East specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.
Interesting facts about Oman
- Area – 309,501 sq. kilometres
- Population – 3,608,545
- Currency – Omani Rial (OMR)
Weather in Oman
As in most other Arabic countries, Oman has a hot climate with little rainfall. The hot season is between May and September. During the rainy season between June and October, most of the downpours reach the mountain ranges, with coastal areas often remaining dry.
Oman holidays 2022 / 2023
If you’re looking for luxury holidays, weddings and honeymoons, then look no further. With 40 years experience Kenwood Travel offer a comprehensive range of bespoke packages. To avoid disappointment, call now to book early and lock-in your 2022 and 2023 holidays.
Please note: Oman has launched a new eVisa programme whereby visitors can apply for an entry visa online. This must be done in advance of travel, and can no longer be purchased on arrival. Currently 67 countries, including the UK, are eligible under the new programme. Residents of other countries are advised to check before making any travel arrangements to Oman. The tourist visa is valid for 30 days and costs OMR20.
Please note: Dining restrictions may apply for all hotels in Oman when complimentary meal plan upgrades are on offer.
Please note: Possession of alcohol is strictly prohibited when crossing the Dibba Border as per the governing law of UAE and Oman.