Oman is located on the southeastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula and is bordered by Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the Arabian Sea, the Strait of Hormuz and the United Arab Emirates. The name “Oman” may be derived from the town Omana mentioned by Pliny and in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.
Oman has a hot desert climate, with precipitation far below the upper limit of desert classification. Within this overall climate, it is possible to distinguish climatic variations: the northern coastal regions, the interior plain, the northern mountains and the southern coastal mountains and coastal plain, as well as the two Omani seasons of winter and summer.
When is the best time to travel to Oman?
The winter season (October to March) is the peak time to visit Oman as the temperature is broadly on a par with summer in the Mediterranean. The summer season (April to September) is the cheaper option, as it is generally deemed too hot for most visitors – inland temperatures can reach more than 48 degrees Celsius. However, by choosing to visit the cooler mountains areas, the coast, Dhofar or simply sightseeing in the early morning or late evening, a visit during this time is still possible with some careful planning. Hotel prices differ depending on the seasons. You can check and compare hotel prices directly on our website.
One week is fine for a holiday here, but if you want to get a fuller taste of what Oman has to offer you will need to travel out of the Capital Area, the average stay is ten days. Oman also offer a lot of interesting trips, most popular are: Dolphin watching and Dune safari, you can find more trips suggestion at the bottom of this page.
Getting there and away
Mostly by Air there are total 10 airports in Oman. The biggest one is Muscat International Airport, located 40km west of the old town of Muscat, is the country main international airport and also a hub for domestic flights. Salalah Airport, in the south of the country, is the only other international airport, receiving flights from other GCC countries and charter flights from Europe, as well as domestic flights from Muscat. Flight prices are always subject to change, and it is worth doing a through search online, you can find flight comparison on our website. And get the possible cheapest flight.
If you are adventure traveler you should consider hiring a car and exploring Oman on your own. There is no difficulty in getting a hire car in Oman. We offer on our website plenty of car-hire companies that have desk in the arrivals are of Muscat International Airport, and car-hire desks/offices can also be found in the upper-range hotels, if you prefer to wait until you are rested before arranging things. The budget and mid-range hotels will also arrange a car for you on request. Most companies will drop a car off at your hotel. Petrol is cheap half a buck per litre. Busier petrol stations are open 24 hours and an attendant fills the tank for you, if you are driving and your tank drops below half full, fill it up at the next opportunity as distances can be long and petrol stations do occasionally run out of fuel.
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