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Oman

Oman

The Sultanate of Oman overlooks the Arabian Sea, the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Gulf, and is a haven for lovers of sun and nature, with unspoiled beaches, tropical seas, mountains, wadis, caves and deserts.

Oman's coastline stretches for a distance of 3,165 kilometres, including beaches overlooking the Sea of Oman, the Arabian Sea and the Straits of Hormuz in the North. The nature of this coastal strip varies from tourist-friendly sandy beaches where many visitors head, and the rocky coasts, bays, islands and lagoons with their diverse geographical make-up, making them ideal for fishing and marine excursions.

There are several Nature Reserves and Parks, such as As Saleel Nature Park which is located in wilayat AL Kamil W'al Wafi. It extends over an area of 220 square kilometres, and is predominantly covered by forests of acacia trees. It is home to a number of rare species such as the Arabian gazelle, the Omani wild cat ("Al Senmar") and other animals which have made this environment their home, including the red fox, the Egyptian Eagle and many others.

Annual rainfall in Muscat averages 10 cm, falling mostly in January. While the mountain areas receive more plentiful rainfall, some parts of the coast, particularly near the island of Masirah, often receive no rain at all during the course of a year.

The hottest months are June through to August, with daytime temperatures in the 40s (degrees centigrade), except for the coastal reaches of the southern province of Dhofar, which has a summer monsoon or khareef and lower day time temperatures. From October to March, the high season, day time temperatures fall to the low 30s and below.

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    Al Bustan Palace Al Bustan Palace is a Ritz-Carlton hotel set on a private beach with acres of lush gardens. Noted for its 38-meter high-domed atrium lobby, the Al Bustan Palace was originally built to host the Gu...

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  • Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

    Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa Nestled in between the dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and the waters of the Sea of Oman, Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa is set on 124 acres of beautiful scenery and home to thre...

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  • Grand Hyatt Muscat

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  • Six Senses Zighy Bay

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  • The Chedi Muscat

    The Chedi Muscat Where the majestic Al Hajar Mountains meet the waters of the Gulf of Oman, the Chedi Muscat is set in a landscaped 21 acre garden oasis. There are 158 tasteful, well-appointed guestrooms and su...

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