Nature, culture, tradition, history, and religion are interwoven into a fairytale country, that has preserved its Arabic soul over the centuries and into today s modern world. This brings us closer to understanding the richness of the Omani cultural experience which has contributed to the building of modern Oman. From the Souk of Muttrah to the Fort of Nizwa, everything is well preserved and taken care of. Omanis are proud of their culture and history and happily share these sentiments with visitors. Explore during excursions the natural beauty of the country, meet local people and enjoy the Arabic hospitality that is practiced throughout Oman, the country of frankincense, coffee, spices and dates.
The Sultanate has a rich and vibrant local culture. With a history dating right back to 3,000 BC, Oman s unspoiled land could tell a thousand tales. It was the birthplace of the Queen of Sheba, the last resting place of the prophet Job and the home and port of the famous adventurer, Sinbad. Little wonder then that the sultanate has such an abundance of hidden treasures. In addition to the grand forts, exquisite palaces and mystical souks of its capital Muscat, the variety of archaeological sites – many dating back to prehistoric times – there is a wealth of natural wonders from unique underground caves, rugged mountains, fresh water wadis (gorge), deep water fjords, rich green valleys, spectacular desert terrains and miles of unspoiled sandy beaches, Oman is just waiting to be discovered. Add to this a carefully developing infrastructure that offers convenient air connections, five-star hotels like the Ritz Carlton Al Bustan Palace, the Chedi Muscat, the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah or the brand new Kempinski Muscat at wonderful beach front locations and in contract the Alila Jabal Akhdar or the Anantara Jabal Akhdar both situated on top of the green mountain at 2000 m altitude. State of the art meeting facilities and friendly, hospitable Omani people. It is easy to understand why Oman is fast becoming a favorite meetings and events destination with both regional and international companies.
What distinguishes Oman in general, and Muscat, in particular, is the easy access to major tourist attractions and the abundance of variety to meet all interests. Oman is the ultimate destination for adventure travel programs and cultural tourism, with hundreds of castles, forts, and museums dating back to various historical epochs.