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Our Oman

Must read...

Arabian Sands. In this classic book, British explorer Wilfred Thesiger tracks his extraordinary journey across the unforgiving landscape of the legendary Rub al Khali, or Empty Quarter. One of the world’s largest deserts, it stretches from Oman to Saudi Arabia and has sand dunes reaching up to 1,000 feet high.

Did you know...

That the Sultanate of Oman once stretched from South Asia to East Africa?

Consider ...

A night in your own private tented camp among the dunes of the Wahiba Sands.

What to buy...

Omani silver, traditional coffee pots, khanjar daggers, frankincense, myrrh, dates, pottery, and antiques related to ships and sailing.

Most impressive hotel arrival...

Guests staying at the Six Senses Zighy Bay can opt to paraglide to the seaside resort from a nearby mountain.

Favorite building ...

We love the elegant architecture and serene atmosphere of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat.

Unusual weather...

In an otherwise arid country, southern Oman has a rainy season called the khareef, a monsoon that brings lush vegetation to the mountains outside Salalah from around June to September.

Helpful hint...

Visit the Friday market in Nizwa early in the morning, the best time to catch the cattle and goat auction.

End of the perfect day...

We can arrange for a traditional dhow cruise along the rugged coast of Oman at sunset.

Adventurous eaters...

Might want to try barbecued camel meat.

Exotic fragrance...

Frankincense was once among the most prized commodities in the world. A major Omani export product, the aromatic tree sap makes a good gift or souvenir.

Dune bashing...

Driving in the sand dunes is a fun way to experience the beautiful desert.

Exploring the natural wonders...

We arrange excursions to Oman’s beautiful mountains, wadis (desert washes), oases and beaches.

Experience Our Oman.

Contact Artisans of Leisure to start planning a private, customized tour.

Oman in Photos

  • A Luxury Journey through Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Oman

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Oman on Our Blog

  • Beyond Dubai: Oman

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