A land of enormous geographical variety, the Sultanate of Oman boasts a strikingly rugged shoreline contrasting with rolling desert sand dunes, fertile valleys, mountain peaks shrouded in mist, and pristine, endless sandy beaches.
Since the 1970s under the leadership of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Oman has opened its doors and welcomed visitors to its shores. In a few short decades, the country has progressed significantly by implementing various social programs and by developing its infrastructure.
Repeatedly, the country is voted as a safe destination for travelers who are welcomed warmly.
Located on the south-east corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is famous for its historic forts, scenic rugged mountains, desert dunes that disappear into the horizon, endless beaches that serve as a breeding ground for sea turtles, and wadis where one can defy the presence of heat of the noonday sun.
A mysterious country, the Sultanate of Oman is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bahla Fort, at the base of the Djebel Akhdar highlands while in the south in Dhofar, its regional capital Salalah is historical as a center of frankincense production and trade. In the summer months, monsoon rains and thick fog cover the barren region, transforming it into a lush tropical paradise that contrasts sharply with the surrounding desert.