Oman is the perfect family destination!
Oman is a country with a peaceful and accepting culture that makes it of the safest and most liveable countries in the world. Omanis are very welcoming of visitors from other countries, a fact that is reflected in the generous hospitality extended whether it be Omani coffee in the shade of a date palm or leading the way when asked for directions. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to why families should choose Oman for their holiday.
With the variety of landscapes, Oman provides the perfect chance for families to experience an adventure holiday like no other, creating life-long memories. Snorkelling the colourful coral reefs of the Daymaniyat Islands, camping under the stars in the A'Sharqiyah Sands and exploring the mountains that rise over 3,000m into the sky; adventure is at the heart of every journey through Oman. Activities such as mountain biking, hiking, climbing, paragliding, caving, kite surfing, a variety of water sports and so much more offer the chance to see Oman in so many different ways.
The Nature and Wildlife
Oman takes great pride in its magnificent ecology and diverse flora and fauna, actively protecting it through the establishment of nature reserves such as the Daymaniyat Islands near Muscat, the turtle reserve at Ras Al Jinz, the Land of Frankincense in Dhofar and the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Al Wusta.
Wildlife is a top priority for Oman, with special attention given to threatened or endangered species, as the oceans surrounding Oman are home to a range of fish species as well as dolphins and migrating whales; together with stunning corals and unique species of seaweeds that support the marine ecosystem. Inland, vast areas are protected, serving as important breeding grounds for endangered species such as the Arabian Oryx, Nubian Ibex and rare Arabian Leopard. The Sultanate is also a bird watcher's paradise, witnessing the migration of over 130 species of birds each year.