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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Oman is a perfect getaway for long weekend breaks

Located just 2 ½ hours away from India is Oman, a quaint, unexplored and beautiful destination in the Middle East.


Travelling to Oman is like travelling to a place so stunning that it could only exist in your imagination. There is a communion of modernism and old world charm that gives the country a unique character. Oman has a wonderful ability to time travel and can take you back in time to a few centuries as you walk past the narrow alleyways of a bustling souk or bring you back to the 21st century as you admire the modern state-of-the-art Opera House in Muscat. It’s a perfect holiday destination for families as well as for couples. 

As a country filled with beautiful mountains, valleys, caves, deserts and beaches, Oman is a great destination for adventure lovers. Different regions in Oman are popular for different activities. Muscat can be explored for dolphin watching, sailing, jetskiing;Daymaniyat islands is famous for snorkelling and scuba diving, Masirah islands is an excellent place to go for kite surfing; Jabal Shams (also known as Grand Canyon of Middle East) is famous for hiking and trekking trips; Salalah has some good places to go for bird watching while sand dune bashing, quad biking can be experienced in Sharqiyah Sands.


Oman is well connected with India as several airlines like Oman Air, Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Indigo and Air India Express have direct connections. These airlines connect Muscat with several Indian cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. Oman visa too can be easily obtained within 4-5 working days. 

With the advent of Christmas and New Year holidays, a trip to Oman will offer Indian travelers some spectacular and unforgettable Arabian Nights. Going to a mystical and magical foreign destination for a quick holiday never felt easier.

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