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Oman may look like the land of endless sands lost in isolation but do not be convinced. It is a land that is filled with mesmerizing sandy beaches, captivating mountains and several majestic sand dunes. This country makes for a perfect destination for wanderlust, on a journey to discover the true beauty of peaceful and enchanting seclusion.
The city of Sohar is your first start. This legendary city was also home to the famous sailor known as Sinbad. Next, journey to the city of Buraimi which is a beautiful jewelled oasis will provide you with a wonderful view like no other. The capital city of Muscat is your next destination where visitors can enjoy the historic fishing villages, museums and several other attractions. Next, travel to Nizwa and its historic and mesmerizing forts before you move onto the perfect Wahiba Sands in Ibra for a quick getaway. Travel though the central lands before your reach the wonderful port city of Duqm. Next, journey to the historic city of Haima where you can view its exotic attractions, after which, you can travel onto Fararah. Finally, end your journey at the city of Salalah, known for its captivating festivals and traditional markets.
Oman is not without its wonderful attractions. This country is home to several famous forts like the Bahla Fort and the Nizwa Fort which are a definite must see. For a peek into the historic culture and past of this country, visitors can head onto the Bait al Zubair museum which is home to several exotic and ancient weapons. The local souks of Muscat and Mutrah Cornice is a must see especially for shopaholics who wish to experience the true beauty of traditional shopping here. Wahiba Sands, or Ramlat al-Wahiba is the perfect destination to view the majestic dunes especially for various adventure sports or traditional camel tours. Visitors cannot complete their trip without visiting the captivating mosque of Al Badiyah, which is not only the oldest mosque in the country but also has one of the captivating views of the nearby city.
Omani food comprises of a delightful mix of Arabic, Lebanese, Turkish and Indian. Visitors can try the delicious seafood delights which are common cuisines near the coastal areas. Apart from seafood, the cuisines also comprise of a mix of different curries, cooked meat, rice and vegetables. Visitors can always start their meal with a soup usually made from chicken, lamb or vegetable followed by the main course which comprise of Mashuai or Maqbous. Complete the meal with the savoring Halwa after which, you can wash down the meal with a delightful local brew of Kahwa.
Oman may not look like the land of adventure, but it does have its share of exciting ventures. Go sandboarding down the majestic sand dunes scattered around the city or even travel in a 4X4 over the endless sandscapes. Go trekking and hiking along the hills and mountains here. You can even go snorkeling and diving near the various coastal areas and come face to face with a delightful iridescent marine animal.
Planning your trip is fun, but there are times when there are unexpected mishaps and calamities that might occur. The only way to protect yourself and your family on this trip is with a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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