Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vacation in Oman

Traveling is no longer restricted to annual family holidays, business travel, or moving to
a different country for work. Thanks to advances in the fields of information technology,
and tourism, the world is shrinking and traveling has now transformed into exploring
different cultures, trying traditional cuisines, collecting souvenirs and art, discovering
unseen lifestyles, getting to know people from a different part of the world, and soaking
new adventures and experiences. Looking for a perfect place for setting out on such a
journey? A vacation in Oman could be the answer.

The best kept secret in all of Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman can only be described as a
land of treasures. Already one of the famous holiday destinations in the Middle East,
the country is now encouraging travelers from all over the world to come and witness
its exquisiteness and variety in pleasures. Once known as the trade capital for spices
and precious metals, it still boasts of undiscovered poets and artisans. The confusing
gullies that make the markets called souq, the magnificent mountains, the beaches, and
the architectural marvels that are the many mosques and forts make for a lovely backdrop
to the traditional culture and look of this fast-developing country that once was home to
legendary poets and adventurers like Sinbad the Sailor.

The Sultanate offers something special for each traveler. For animal lovers and wildlife
enthusiasts, Oman is haven for wildlife both on land as well as in the surrounding waters
that range from the Arabian leopard, the Arabian Oryx, gazelle, ibex, taher, desert
fox, sand fox, and wildcats, to yellow spotted agamas, sea turtles, whales, dolphins,
desert hare, camels, and horses, in addition to the rare varieties of birds found here. For
adventure junkies Oman has amazing surprises from desert safaris, and sand bashing, to
exhilarating water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, jet skiing, etc. Oman is a
joy to explore for visitors who enjoy historical structures such as forts and palaces, love
to be amidst beautiful caves, rivers, and mountains, while also being fun for tourists that
just want to kick back and enjoy their time off work and mundane routine.

If you have already been to this land of mysteries, you will always want to go back, but
for those who have never been here, a vacation in Oman should be on your list of places
to visit.

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