Muscat: Luxury resort or Off-grid mobile in the desert?
In this curious part of the Persian Gulf there are big-name hotel players and off-grid mobile camps in the deserts
Oman is the most beautiful and fascinating country in the Middle East.However, Oman is a perfectly safe country, located in a turbulent region, and should be on your bucket list.
Its grandiose landscapes and fascinating culture have inspired myths, legends and dreams that still take hold of the imagination.
Oman has spectacular mountains, lonely deserts, idyllic beaches, picturesque villages, and elusive wildlife.
This curious part of the Persian Gulf
A welcome and authentic respite for the modernism of its popular neighbor – the United Arab Emirates – Oman still offers a sense of the oriental spirit of 1001 nights with its low-key profile tourism profile.
Now is the time to immerse yourself in the mysterious beauty of Oman, because the country gears up to attract much more tourists, with a new airport, a large conference center and a string of new hotels.
There are several good reasons why you should put Oman on your bucket list:
The old city center, Sultan Qaboos Mosque and Opera House in Muscat
The magnificent Hajar Mountains
Boundless Arabian deserts
Stunning fjords of the Musandam Peninsula
Gorgeous beaches, mainly around Muscat and Salalah
Salalah’s coconut-fringed beaches and banana plantations
this curious part of the Persian Gulf
MOBILE (or not) DESERT CAMP IT IS …
We’re proud to bring our unique blend of top-notch service, high-level comfort and laid-back style to breathtaking locations. We’re committed to sustainability and ensure our tented journeys have the minimal negative impact on the environment we love.
You can combine a stay at one of Muscat’s vibrant hotels with a foray into Northern Oman, setting up camp in both the mountains and the desert. Alternatively, allow us to take you to the most remote corners with a truly bespoke experience.
combine the experience of a traditional caravan campsite, a tradition of the Bedouins dating back to prehistoric times, with the comfort of high luxury accommodation.
The mobile tents are set up exclusively for you, equipped with exquisite and inviting Arabian interiors, including a private bathroom and shower.
LUXURY RESORTS by the sea or in the moutains?
G2 Riviera 47
The flagship fishing vessel and perhaps the finest game fishing boat in Asia, it really is a formidable fishing machine. It is the perfect choice guests looking to combine the comforts of a luxury cruising yacht with the highest quality fishing equipment.
Live aboard fishing excursions allow us to get out in the deeper water along the continental shelf and locations such as the Similan Islands over the sea mountain, which also offers excellent night fishing as well as Koh Ha/Koh Rok.
Partners we selected and recommend to our members:
– The Chedi, Muscat (Beach resort)
– Alila Jabal Akhdar (Moutains resort)
– Six Senses Zighy Bay (Beach resort)
– Anantara Al Jabal (Desert resort)
– Hud Hud Camping (Mobile desert camp)
– Magic Private Camps (Mobile desert camp)
– Mazaya (Private yacht)
NATURAL BEAUTY & SCENERY
Whether you choose to take in frenetic souks scented by coffee and frankincense, timeless fortresses, vast deserts, soaring dunes or romantic seascapes, The Sultanate of Oman offers an inspiring diversity of exceptional natural and manmade experiences.
On the outskirts of Muscat, it’s possible to sniff the world’s most expensive perfume, Amouage where it has been handcrafted for generations, to see turtles at the Ras al-Jinz Turtle Reserve, or grab your camera for the colours and characters at the weekly livestock market at Nizwa.
Those looking for adventure can head into the rolling Wahiba Sand dunes, summit Oman’s highest peak Jebel Shams in a 4×4 or hike to the Sultanate’s remote mountain villages where artisans still craft traditional pottery by hand. Alternatively, you can watch the equally skilled craftsmen build dhows at the harbour in Sur and visit the Corniche at dusk when the lights come on around Muttrah’s souk, a hive of Omani social activity late into the Arabian night.
Speak to our Travel advisors team, whom, will be able advise you on the best things to see and do in and around Muscat.