Souk and dishdasha are just a couple of the new words you’ll learn on a holiday to Oman, located on the southeastern end of the Arabian Peninsula (They mean “market” and “white robe” in case you were wondering). But don’t stop there. With Wotif’s Oman accommodation options, you can explore everything from the markets of Muscat to the endless desert skies of the Wahiba Sands.
Even if it’s not your final destination, hotels in Oman’s capital, Muscat, should definitely be on your list for a night or two. Check out one of the world’s largest Persian carpets (20 tonnes!) at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, then head east to the Old Town’s Muttrah Souk. Channel your inner Wise Men and stock up on your gold, frankincense and myrrh, all under one roof (or tent).
Leave the bright lights of the big city behind and explore the vast, rolling dunes at Wahiba Sands, 180 km south of Muscat. Trade tales of your camel trek around the bonfire, then sleep under the stars. To really “fort-ify” your holiday, head to Nizwa Fort. If you climb up the main tower, you’ll have achieved quite the victory: The winding stairs and secret doors were built to keep people from reaching the top.
Trips to Oman begin at Muscat International Airport (MCT), 13 km west of downtown and 30 km from Old Town. If you’re staying in the capital, taxis can get you from place to place; however, Oman is huge and fascinating, so book one of our car hire options and really motor around. Want just a taste of Oman’s flashy northern neighbour? We’ve got Dubai accommodation, too—and the "City of Gold" happens to be one of the most convenient layovers.
Ready for a getaway that can take you from bustling city streets to camel meet-and-greets? Wotif’s awesome selection of Oman hotels is no desert mirage. Book today and get moving to your most exotic escape yet!