Eid Al Adha is a time of celebration and family time.With Eid holidays just round the corner, many Omanis and expats are keen to explore Oman. If you're looking to escape the crowds and the traffic, why not make a long weekend of it or even a mini holiday? With so many exciting destinations out there in Oman, Times of Oman brings you some destinations that will make your holiday exciting:
Musandam - The magical peninsula
Musandam's spectacular mountains, remote villages and beautiful fjords are a must see on any visitor's checklist.
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Masirah Island: The land of the scenic beauty
Masirah Island lies 20 km. off the south east coast of Oman with miles of secluded sandy beaches surrounding it. It is known as the 'Land of the Turtles'.
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Salalah: The land of Frankincense
Salalah, the capital city of Oman's Dhofar region is located to the south of Oman. It is about a thousand kilometers from Muscat near the Yemeni border. It is the land of frankincense which was traded pound for pound with gold.
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Wadi Shab: Paradise for dip lovers
Wadi Shab is a popular wadi located in the Al Sharqiyah Region in Oman. It is a hub for nature lovers whether locals or expats. People are drawn to this wadi thanks to its scenic beauty.
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Ras Al Jinz provides haven to turtles
Watching Green Turtles nesting on the seafront under the moonlit sky, with only the sound of the roaring waves breaking the eerie silence is an out-of-this-world experience.
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Bandar Al Khyran: Get into rewind mode
If you are looking for fresh air and the purity of nature which can rejuvenate your body and soul head straight to Bandar Al Khyran, a picturesque spot within easy reach if you happen to live in Muscat.
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Trekking amidst roses in Jabal Akhdar
Jabal Akhdar, which translates to the "Green Mountain," is one of the most dazzling mountain ranges in Northern Oman. The 40-minute ascent to almost 3,000 metres above sea level is an awe-inspiring experience.
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