Oman remains largely undiscovered, but with its glorious climate and incredibly friendly people it is a destination to behold. Stretching from the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is the second-largest country in the region. Oman's geographical diversity ranges from rugged mountains that plunge dramitically into the Indian Ocean to secluded beaches that punctuate the coastline, from the uninhabitable desert of the Empty Quarter to the tropical south with its orchards and citrus plantations.
Best Time To Visit:
Oman is warm all year-round. December to April brings pleasant temperatures - between May and September the temperature can exceed 40 celsius. Time Difference:
GMT +4 hours. Visas:
Visas are required for British passport holders and can be obtained upon arrival and cost approximately £15 per person or you can obtain a visa pre-departures from the Sultanate of Oman Language:
Arabic (English is widely spoken) Currency:
Omani Rial. Flight Information:
Oman Air offer a direct service to Muscat from London Heathrow. Other carriers include Gulf Air, Emirates, British Airways, Eithad Airways and Qatar Airways. The gateway to the Musandam Peninsula is Dubai. Flying Time:
Approx 7 hours and 40 minutes for Muscat. Dates for the Diary:
The religious festival of Ramadan (approx. 11 August - 10 September 2010). Alcohol may be restricted during this time.