Monday, November 28, 2011

Travel to Oman

Today when you think of the Middle East you imagine exclusive luxury hotels, skyscrapers and modern cosmopolitan environment. Well, a country which has yet preserved it scenic charms and rugged raw look is Oman. Almost untouched, the Sultanate boasts of a quiet magnificence that is reflected in the unending deserts, grand textured mountains, miles of coastline and stretched beaches, and unparalleled architecture that is unique. But, don’t underestimate its hospitality. This Sultanate is already home to more than 10 five star hotels and a large number of spas, three star and four star properties to give you the best of Omani hospitality. Many world travelers prefer to travel to Oman for special spa holidays that allow them to relax amidst luxury and beauty.

If you are curious about the country’s natural splendour, the best thing to do is get in touch with a good travel agency and a plan your next holiday here. Oman has tremendous natural beauty to showcase. It is packed with a number of reserves, valleys, mountains, caves, the Strait of Hormuz, rock parks, a canyon, lagoons, water springs, islands, beaches, deserts and Geo- Sites. The must-see reserves include the Al Jabal Al Akhdhar Sanctuary for Natural Sceneries, As Saleel Nature Park, Al Dimaniyat Islands Nature Reserve, Dhofar Lagoons, the Samhan Mountain, the Oman Botanic Garden, the Natural Living Sanctuary, the Wadi Sireen Reserve, and the Turtle Reserve.

Valleys are also synonymous with Wadis. Some of the most distinctive and beautiful wadis are situated in the heart of Oman. An oasis with habitants and unique vegetation, wadis worth visiting are, Wadi Al Arbiyeen, Wadi Muayden, Wadi Bani Awf, Wadi Bani Khalid, Wadi Al Dayqah, Wadi Darbat, Wadi Andam, Wadi Al Nakhr, Wadi Al Shab, Wadi Tiwi and Wadi Abyad.

Oman houses some of the most beautiful beaches. With a coastline that covers a distance of more than 3000 kilometers, some of the must-see beaches are Al Bustan Beach, Mutrah Corniche, Duqm Beach, and beaches of Dhofar, Al Qurm Beach, Ras Al Hadd Beach, Sohar Corniche, Al Sawadi Beach and the coasts of the Al Wusta region.

The country is also known for having the world’s second largest cave system named Majlis Al Jinn. In addition to this, other celebrated caves include AlHoota Cave, Muqal Cave, Al Marnif Cave, and Teeq Cave and Tawi Ateer Sinkhole.

With so many things to see and places to visit, a travel to Oman should definitely be on your cards. Make your bookings now and enjoy the country that can only be described as one in a million, when it comes to scenic landscapes and unsullied beauty.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Oman Tourism

Oman tourism has been on the increase at a fast and steady pace for the last few years. The governing authorities of the Sultanate have taken a special interest in showcasing the country’s beauty and grandeur for the world travelers who visit from all over the globe. The tourism industry is developing here and Oman is becoming one of the top tourism destinations in the Middle East. While one of the best ways to visit the country is by flying in and booking your various excursions beforehand through a travel agency, all the information you need about finding the ideal travel agency and the country can be researched on the Internet.

There are plenty of websites that provide up to date information about the different tours and facilities available in Oman for tourists. In view of the fact that the country is so wide-spread, it may be best to book different tours to explore its beauty to the fullest. In case you want to only book one elaborate tour that covers all the must-see attractions, the one to look out for is Discover Oman tour. This tour is widely provided by many reputed travel agencies from across the country, and is highly recommended by visitors. The tour starts from Muscat and visits all major sights and destination within the country. This includes Muscat city tour, hot springs of Nakhl, Jabrin Palace, Roundtower Fort, Wadi Bani Khalid, Wahiba Sands, desert overnight camping, Bibi Miriam’s tomb, Bimah Sinkhola, Quriyat, Sur, Sineslah fort, Khasab fort, Wadi Tawi, Musandam fjords, Sayh village, Khawr Al Najid, Birkhat Khalidiya Park, Salalah, Taqa, Khor Rori creek, Mirbat, Nabi Ayoub, Mughsail Beach, etc.

Oman is a place that houses diverse experiences in terms of nature, activities as well as culture, and this is the reason it is vital to know about the country and all that it offers before you pay a visit or book an excursion or tour. If we talk about Oman natural treasures, things that cannot be left out are the beautiful beaches, the reserves, amazing valleys, the Strait of Hormuz, textured mountains, caves, deserts, islands, water springs, lagoons, rock parks, canons, geo site, etc. On the other hand activities for locals and tourists include boating, scuba diving, mountain climbing, trekking, cycling, golfing, via ferrata, desert safaris, camping, caving, rock climbing, shopping, whale watching, turtle watching, dolphin watching, bird watching, exotic desert animal watching, horse racing, camel racing, off road driving, etc.

Oman tourism can also give you a clear insight into the Omani culture. Visiting traditional villages, world heritage sites, the various museums, souqs and archeological sites can be quite an amazing experience. And chances are you will instantly fall in love with its people, celebrated hospitality and above all beauty.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Spa Hotels in Oman

Far and wide travel for leisure has become somewhat of a norm in the present day. People from different parts of the world want to experience new countries and cultures in a luxurious fashion nowadays. This is now easily doable thanks to wide use of resources like the Internet, which not only provide comprehensive information about the unending number of destinations from across the globe, but also help you get in touch with travel agencies operating in various countries to assist you in planning your holiday there, book air tickets, and make hotel reservations for accommodation and fun activities. If you are planning such a chilled-out vacation in the heart of Middle East, Oman is the best bet for you. There are a number of good spa hotels in Oman that you may want to choose from, before you embark on your dream vacation.

The Sultanate of Oman is described as the Jewel of Arabia and appropriately so. The country is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Even the hotels here are strategically placed to showcase its magnificence and grand scenic design. While you may come across plenty of 5 star properties and 4 star hotels online that give out some spa services to their guests, there are only a handful of exclusive hotels that can be called spa hotels. These spa hotels and resorts provide an elaborate list of spa services and also have the environmental and design setting needed to enjoy a relaxed holiday. For instance, the latter may boast a unique Omani d├ęcor, palms, water fountains near the spa, gardens, organic food menu, etc, while other properties that merely house a spa may be set in hotels that target business clientele.

Some of the properties you can check out are the Al Husn (Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa) Deluxe 5 star hotel, The Al Bandar (Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa), and the Al Waha (Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa). All three hotels are conveniently located in the Capital city of Muscat, which may be your point of enter into the country especially by air, as the Muscat international airport that welcomes the majority of visitors is situated here. The latest entry into the spa arena has been made by The Chedi Muscat Hotel, which has recently opened The Spa. Another interesting spa hotel that may catch your fancy is the Al Nahda Resort & Spa placed at Barkha. This is a unique 4 star property that is second to no other in hospitality or service.

Such hotels offer spa menus that offer romantic bathing services, indulgent oriental rituals, therapeutic massages, reviving body polish rituals, nourishing envelopment rituals, etc to truly relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. You can book your accommodation at one of the spa hotels in Oman through a good travel agency of the country. This is a popular practice as it ensures that the bookings are in tune with your itinerary, in addition to the travel agency making other hotel suggestions that may suit your requirements and budget.