Monday, March 7, 2011

Tourism in Oman

For the longest time tourism was a subjective activity. Even the tourist destinations from around the world were visited with a specific holiday or event in mind. Some places were famous for their beaches, while some for the mountains. Now the world travelers have found a country that is so full of splendor that it holds an abundant undiscovered treasure chest on the Arabian Peninsula. As the government of the country has taken special interest in promoting the travel and tourism industry here, it is no wonder that tourism in Oman is growing every year.

With a visa on entry, which is valid for one month, tourists from specific countries can plan trips even on short notice. Oman is a country with fascinating natural beauty, clean beaches, golden deserts, various attractions, cultural events, shopping, and multi-ethnic food.

The beaches of this country provide activities like diving, turtle and dolphin watching, sailing, etc. Since Oman is as famous as being a sanctuary for rare species of turtles and exotic marine life, it is also a haven for atypical birds and some interesting animals too.
Bird watching and trekking are popular activities undertaken by visitors as well as locals. There is an adventurous buzz about rock climbing and caving here too.

There are tour packages available for desert safaris too. There are options available for a day tour or to even have a stay-over in the middle of the desert in an Omani style tent. Visitors vouch that there is nothing more pleasurable than seeing the sun setting onto a carpet of golden sands.

Oman has a blend of traditional and cosmopolitan shopping venues. Shopping on the street or walking through the traditional Arabic market place called Souq will help you get an insight into the culture and lifestyles of the locals. From jewellery, household items, hand-made daggers, incense, rugs, and handcrafts to designer shops in exquisite shopping arcades, Oman serves all needs. Unique and exclusive, souvenirs from here are sure to make the best of gifts for friends and family.

Attractions in Oman include a lot of forts, world heritage sites, and architecturally striking mosques, but for a traveler that wants to experience the real thrill of Oman seeing a bull-butting contest is must. Also, horse and camel racing is fairly exciting, so the next time you are on a quest to discovering the delight of tourism in Oman, ask your travel agency give you a tour that’s tailor-made to fit your desire.

6 comments:

  1. looks like i've decided my travel destination for the holidays. very exciting avenues to explore and experience in Oman.

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