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WELCOME TO OMAN
 
   

OMAN BECKONS
 We extend to you warm welcome to Oman, a country where hospitality  is legendary
The Sultanate Of Oman is located on the south-eastern shores of Arabia and covers 309,500sq .Kms.. Flanked to the north-west by the United Arab Emirates, to the West by Saudi Arabia, and to the south-west  by the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, Oman is divided into 9 administrative regions: Muscat, Al Dakhiliyah, Al Batinah, Al Wusta,Al Sharqiyah ,Al Dhahirah, Musandam, Dhofar and Al Buraimi. Mythical home of sindbad the Sailor and dubbed as the Gulf’s favourite getaway, Oman delights with its blend of modern elegance and the historic charm of a sea-faring nation of warm people, Oman is emerging as a favorite haunt for tourists

 
 

ECO-TOURISM/WILDLIFE
With eco-tourism catching up fast all over the world, Oman has its owan share. The Ras al Hadd turtle Reserve is known for the turtle nesting beaches while the oryx is found in its natural habitat at the Haylat Jaaluni. The Arabian Oryx Sanctuary was established in 1994 to help protect the oryx and to conserve desert habitat and threatened species. The Al Saleel Park is a nature reserve located in the town of Al kamil wal-Wafi,in the interior of Oman,and was established to protectn gazelles and plantations of samr an Ghaf trees (Acacia tortilis and Cineraria). Beaches like Qantab.Shatti Quraum,Azaiba,Shatti Bahja an Sawadi Bech offer quiet retreats

 
 

HERITAGE
Forts: Oman’s strikingly beautiful landscape is punctuated with several impressive forts, castles and watch towers. Dotted throughout Oman, these edifices add a picturesque element to the country’s landscape

Aflaj: Its is the splendidly-engineered aflaj, the system of underground and surface canals, that have watered the country’s agriculture for millennia, which will astound visitors. These aflaj still course like arteries  beneath the hills and plains of Oman, twisting along precipitous cliffs and threading villages  and date-palm groves, bringing to the parched land water and coolness and life itself.

 

CULTURE
The Omani culture has its roots Firmly in the Islamic religion. Hospitality is legendary as any visitor to homes is offered kahwa and dates. The bukhoor which perfumes the house is usually burned in a mabkhara, traditional incense burner.its is traditional in Oman to passbukhoor amongst the guests in the Majlies,this is done as a gesture of hospitality. Oman is permeated with frankincense. Government buildings are perfumed daily, even the elevators. The annual Musact Festival,held during the early months of the year,Is a celebration of the cultural heritage of Oman.Another period of festivity is the ‘Khareef Festival’ in Salalah,starting from the mid of July till the end of August. The National Day, celebraterd on November 18,is also a day to rejoice.

VISAS
Single entry visa- Valid for one month. It can be obtained on arrival at all land, Sea and air terminals and at Oman diplomatic missions abroad. Fee is OR6.

Multiple entry Visa- Valid for one year .It can be had on arrival at all land , sea and air terminals and also at Oman diplomatic missions abroad. Fee is OR 10. This type of visa allows its holder to stay in Oman 3 weeks in each visit during the validity period of the visa A minimum of 3 weeks must elapse between each visit.

Express visa- It is issued on the same day through the DG of passports and Residency and at diplomatic mission abroad. Fee is OR 7. Validity is two weeks.

LEISURE / ENTERTAINMENT
Shopping: Oman is a great place for shopping as it blends the new and the old. The snazziest shaopping malls stand alongside the wonderfully quaint traditional markets like the Muttrah souk, Nizwa souk, Hala souk in Salalh and Sinaw souk. Malls include Markaz Al bahja. Al araimi Complex, Sabco  center, Khamis Plaza, Al Harthy Complex, Capital Commercial Center, Lulu Hypermarket, Centepoint, Muscat City Centre, among others.

CLIMATE :  The Hottest months are May through Auust The summer monsoon just touches the southern coast of Dhofar during these month bringing regular light rain to Salalah and reducing the average Daytime highs to 25 C
The most pleasant months to visit Oman are mid October through March When daytime temperatures fall into the lower 30s and Below.

AIRPORT
Muscat International Airport is the Main airport Salalah also hasan international airport. There are domestic airports at Sur, Masirah Island and Khasab ( Musandam)

Dive Centres : Oman Dive Centre, Bluzone Water Sports. Capital Yacht Club, Marina Bander Al Rowda.

Cinemas: Al Nasr Cinema, Ruwi Cinema, Star Cinema, Al Shatti Cinema Al Bahja Cinema   Al Wafi Plaza (sur)

 
 
 
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