Using the Rough Guides map of Oman, prepare to venture out to everything this dazzling country has to offer. Providing an unmatched taste of traditional Arabia, Oman is a kaleidoscope of landscapes and old-world culture, with timeworn mud-brick villages and majestic forts dotting its precipitous mountains and mesmerizing deserts. Whether you’re shopping in the colourful souks of Ibra or Salalah, admiring the graceful lines of Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque or dozing on a beach in Dhofar, it’s clear that Oman caters for all.
Well-heeled visitors can sample some of the country’s finest restaurants and bars in Muscat, while sandal-clad backpackers may wish to escape the hustle and bustle at one of the traditional villages, dizzying mountain ranges or beautiful wadis, scattered about the interior. With unprecedented accessibility, and absorbing attractions, you will be talking about Oman for years to come.