Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism Sultanate of Oman, Gold sponsor, Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum 2017

The Sultanate of Oman is an extremely special country given that it is here that the first rays of sunlight touch Arabia. Ideally situated on the Arabian Peninsula having a coastline of over 3000 kms, Oman is a diverse nation that is rich in history and culture, and is blessed with a natural beauty that provides tourist and visitors with unique experiences.

Recognised by the National Geographic and the Lonely Planet - the Sultanate allows visitors and travellers to immerse themselves in Omani life, visit the World-Heritage listed sites, the famous souqs, forts and castles, museums, traditional villages, desert safaris; or relax at luxury seaside resorts and spas. For the more adventurous, the Sultanate serves as the ideal opportunity to retrace the historic frankincense route, or perhaps try trekking, sailing, scuba diving or whale watching.

In the north of Oman, Musandam Peninsula’s towering cliffs and coral rich embayments are home to dolphins, turtles and remote fishing villages. In the south, the summer Khareef (monsoon) turns Dhofar and its capital Salalah into a lush green tropical landscape with cascading waterfalls.

That’s not all - Oman is also home to some of the world’s best resorts and hotels. And with hospitality being a lifestyle - you are made to feel welcome wherever you go. Relax at a resort hotel, talk and share coffee and experiences with locals, visit traditional souqs like Nizwa, see Giant Green turtle nests at the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, explore Arabia’s largest show cave at Al Hoota, or spend an evening at the Royal Opera House in Muscat the capital city. The tourist opportunities and attractions are endless.

It is hence unsurprising that visitors and travellers to Oman, return time and time again, reminding us of exactly why beauty has an address.