Do you know which is one of the most visited countries in the Gulf, thanks to the incredible scenery that adorns the mountains, waterfalls, desert regions, warm weather, the Arab character and rich history? That State is Oman. With its unique landscape differs from the neighboring United Arab Emirates and from all countries in the world.
Traffic can be a problem, because there are large uninhabited areas and it happens drivers to fall asleep at the wheel and cause an accident. But, after all to visit a place like Oman can only bring positive experience.
Tourism in Oman almost did not exist until 1970, when came to power a new Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. The new ruler, although authoritarian, was responsible for modernization, which locals call the Renaissance. What makes Oman today so special is the unique access to numerous tourist attractions through which skillfully is interwoven rich cultural heritage and modern style. On one side are the endless, white, sandy beach and sand dunes that are hiding in a refreshing oasis and on the other are mountainous terrains with simple ecosystem. Muscat is the capital of Oman where you can enjoy the many cultural events and the beaches. The average temperature is only 27 degrees Celsius. With old forts and walls, as well as modern architecture in Oman you can feel remarkable blend of ancient and modern.
Oman also has many sights and attractions that are worth visiting. Fort Al Mirani, which was built in 1580 during the Portuguese occupation, today is converted into a museum. Grand Mosque of Sultan Qaboos is the third largest mosque in the world. Non-Muslims are allowed to visit only between 8 and 11 pm, every day except Friday. In the mosque should be sure to see the second largest hand-woven Persian carpet in the world. Oman is a safe country. The police is effective, in principle is not corrupt.