The geographic diversity of Oman is one of its major attractions, with its many different environments providing the perfect place for a wide range of visitor activities. Oman's natural landscape varies dramatically from region to region: in some areas, the rugged mountains plunge directly into the sea, in others, the pristine white sand stretches for kilometres on end.
Oman possesses the highest point on the Arabian Peninsula, measuring in at 3300m above sea level, Jebel Shams, the 'Mountain of the Sun', forms part of the 'Green Mountains', so named for the vegetation which often covers the mountainsides.
Oman is home to sailing & diving enthusiastic, with his beautiful Islands, is one of the best and unknown diving destinations all around the world and is the ultimate sailing itinerary, the sailing of the year!
It is this warm, peaceful culture that has created a society that consistently ranks Oman within the top 25 most peaceful places in the world, according to the Global Peace Index, as well as being named the Tourism Capital of the region in 2012.
Summer is June-August, Autumn is September-November, Winter is December to February, and Spring is March-May. Oman typically only experiences a few days of rain each year, with the exception of Dhofar (in southern Oman) which has a monsoonal climate from July-September while the rest of the country experiences the heat of the summer. Summer in the rest of Oman is the low season for tourists as the high temperatures generally prohibits much outdoor activity. The remainder of the year, however, travellers can be confident of experiencing sunny blue skies for most of the time in Oman.
This month discover the Dhofar region
Hidden beaches, lapped by the Arabian Sea, abound throughout the Governorate of
Dhofar. The city of Salalah is blessed with kilometre after kilometre of soft white sand,
the main beaches including those at Dahariz, Al Baleed and Haﬀa, near Al Husn Palace.