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During a holiday in Oman you can expect to encounter a richly historic region set in a harsh desert climate. With archaeological remains pointing to human settlement during the Stone Age, this area has documented settlement from sixth century pre-Islam, seen the emergence of Islam in 630 AD, and the influence of Portuguese colonisation in the fifteenth century. You’ll have to check out the Bait Al Barandah and Bait Az-Zubair Museums to truly grasp the rich historical and culture foundations of Oman!

Luxury Holidays in Oman

Your Oman holiday will mix ancient culture with exclusive and elegant resorts. A haven for luxury, this region caters for refined desires and grand yearnings. You’ll find private beaches, resorts equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, and fine dining, with an awe-inspiring natural beauty as your backdrop.

We at Kenwood Travel have a great selection of luxury hotels in Oman, including the impressive Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa. Picture the perfectly untouched desert dunes behind you as you indulge in all that Oman has on offer!

10 Great Reasons to Holiday in Oman

  • One of the most popular diving locations in the region!
  • Climb the rugged and challenging crags for a bit of adventure
  • Enjoy a trekking season from September to May
  • For a bit of natural splendour, catch some Whale watching
  • Go off-roading in the desert
  • Great museums
  • Historical forts to explore
  • Check out the tombs!
  • Beaches overlooking the Sea of Oman, Arabian Sea and the Straits of Hormuz in the North
  • Spectacular cerulean lagoons

Things to Do in Oman

There’s a munificence of cultural offerings in this part of the world. See the Wadi Al Ayn Tombs that lie 30km to the north east of the Bat settlement, or uncover the towers, forts, and ancient buildings at Al Manzafah for glimpses into a bygone age. For adventure activities you’ll be spoilt for choice as you pick between diving, boating, climbing, trekking, camping and caving. There’s just so much to do between living the high life in your luxury resort, experiencing the dense cultural roots of the region, and enjoying the many outdoor adventure activities of Oman!

Ramadan in Oman

Ramadan 2016 runs from 6th June to 8th July (approximately). During the Holy Month, Muslims fast between dawn and sunset, restricting themselves from drinking and eating.

Visitors to Oman are advised not to eat and drink water in public places during this month as a sign of respect towards people who are fasting. Your hotel, however, will offer dining as usual but may have the doorway screened off to outside view.

Attractions such as the souk are open during some hours, although the best time to visit them is the evening. Regular restaurants outside of the hotels may not be open during day hours. Many will open after sundown, when the sultanate comes to life.

Interesting Facts About Oman

  • Area – 309,501 sq. kilometres
  • Population – 3,608,545
  • Currency – Omani Rial (OMR)

Weather in Oman

With weather equal to the other emirates in this region of the world, Oman has an extremely hot climate and sparsely sees rainfall. The hot season is between May and September and reaches amazing highs of 54 degrees centigrade! During the rainy season between June and October, most of the downpours reach the mountain ranges, while some coastal spaces fail to receive even one drop during a whole year! This truly is a hot, humid and dry part of the world!

Oman Holidays 2015/2016

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Shangri-La - Al Bandar Highly Recommended

Shangri-La - Al Bandar

One of three luxury hotels at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Al Bandar is a five-star deluxe property located at the heart of Oman.

Key features

  • Lazy River
  • Diving Centre
  • Traditional Souk
  • Art Gallery
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Shangri-La - Al Husn Highly Recommended

Shangri-La - Al Husn

Boasting 170 deluxe rooms and a stunning location in the sultanate of Oman, the Al Husn hotel provides the perfect base from which to explore the region.

Key features

  • Private Beach
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Health Club
  • Infinity Pool
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Shangri-La - Al Waha Highly Recommended

Shangri-La - Al Waha

With its sand-powdered beach, shimmering blue sea and flourishing palm trees, the Shangri-La Al Waha offers guests both luxury and sohpistication in the heart of Oman.

Key features

  • Family Friendly
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Chi, The Spa
  • Onsite Turtle Ranger
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Al Bustan Palace

Al Bustan Palace

Ideal for exploring the Arabian sultanate of Oman, the Al Bustan Palace is an elegant five-star resort located between the Hajar Mountains and the Oman Sea.

Key features

  • Private Beach
  • Watersports
  • 5 Pools
  • Terrace Restaurant
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Alila Jabal Akhdar

Alila Jabal Akhdar

Prepare for the holiday of a lifetime at this luxury retreat 2,000 metres above sea level. This resort in the clouds commands some of Oman's most jawdropping views. Spectacular.

Key features

  • Eco Friendly Hotel
  • Mountain Views
  • Concierge Service
  • Heated Infinity Pool
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Grand Hyatt Muscat Hotel

Grand Hyatt Muscat Hotel

Located on Shaati Al Qurum, Grand Hyatt Muscat offers a wide range of activities for guests to enjoy, and it's a perfect base for exploring the areas surrounding Muscat city.

Key features

  • Great Location
  • Tennis Courts
  • Lazy River
  • Jacuzzi
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Sifawy Boutique Hotel

Sifawy Boutique Hotel

Between magnificent mountain ranges and the clear Gulf of Oman discover the Sifawy Boutique Hotel, a stylish residence on the marina of Oman's amazing Jebel Sifah Resort.

Key features

  • Boutique Hotel
  • Snorkelling
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Dolphin Watching
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Six Senses Zighy Bay

Six Senses Zighy Bay

A boutique resort in Oman, the Six Senses Zighy Bay is an award winning spa village located on the northern pennisula of the sultanate.

Key features

  • Breathtaking Views
  • Arrival "Experiences"
  • All-pool Villas
  • Wellness Packages
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The Chedi Muscat

The Chedi Muscat

With a little something for everyone, the Chedi Muscat in Oman is an idyllic luxury resort perfect for both the business and leisure traveller.

Key features

  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • Health Club
  • 6 Restaurants & Bars
  • Luxury Spa
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The Intercontinental

The Intercontinental

Perfectly located so that you can enjoy all that Muscat has to offer plus a huge array of amenities and facilities make this hotel the perfect place to stay when in Oman.

Key features

  • Beachfront Location
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • 5 Restaurants
  • Mountain Views
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If there’s one destination that encapsulates the passion and mystery of the Middle East it is Oman. Bursting with historic ruins and archaeological wonders, Oman unveils to its visitors the very foundations of an emergent culture that sowed the seeds for a noble and sophisticated ancient civilisation.

With such a wealth of things to see and do in Oman, a one-location trip might leave you feeling a tad shortchanged. Take a tour or twin centre trip, though, and the treasures of this fascinating country will be yours to explore. In addition to a rich heritage and the monuments that tell its story, Oman boasts some of the Middle East’s most spectacular mountain and coastal scenery. At Kenwood Travel we’ve sourced the luxury hotels and resorts that best showcase this natural beauty, and have included them in the excellent Oman tours and twin centres we offer.

From jawdropping scenery to sensational spas to world-class dive-spots and gourmet dining, Oman is a wonderfully diverse holiday destination – one that benefits immeasurably from a taking a tour or twin centre trip. Book yours today.

Al Hajar Mountains & Boushar Beach, Muscat

7 nights from £1,299 per person B&B

With only two ports of call, this 7-day tour is a relaxing way to experience both the mountain and coastal beauty of Oman in one trip.

Ultra Luxury Al Hajar Mountains & Boushar Beach

7 nights from £1,599 per person B&B

Step up the luxury and enhance your enjoyment of a tour that takes in the breathtaking mountains and scenic beaches of this beautiful country.

Discover Oman

9 nights from £1,999 per person

This tour will take you to the heart of Oman and will see you discover one of Middle East’s most beautiful countries.

Mystical Muscat

Day tour from £48 per person

Travel to the heart of beautiful Muscat where tradition and modernity blend to create a city tour experience like no other.

Fascinating Forts

Day tour from £75 per person

The forts of Muscat drip with a sense of history both traditional and colonial. This tour will take you for an up close and personal look at Muscat's most loved forts.

Muscat by Night

Evening tour from £90 per person

This tour really brings Muscat to life. The lights that illuminate the evening sky bring with them an element of wonder that makes this tour truly special.

Golf in Oman

We’re teeing off our run-down of golf in Oman with a look at Almouj Golf Course in Muscat, a championship course equally rewarding to both pros and ams. Hugging the spectacular gulf coastline, this beachfront links wends its way through 7,342 yards of lush fairway, natural dunes and tricky water challenges. It’s a par 72, 18-hole set-up and comes with the Greg Norman seal of approval. Norman was instrumental in a course design which carefully exploits the weather and topography of the site – using its adjacent ocean and mountain panoramas to full effect – in such a way as to make each hole different from the last. Daily tee times: From 6:30hrs to 16:00hrs.

After years as an emerging pastime played on sand, golf in Oman saw its first grass course development in the shape of Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club. The challenge of playing the full 18 holes, set to a par 72, comes from the hilly, canyon-like contours of the course, and is hugely rewarding. To help get your ‘eye in’ before tee time, there are two putting greens, a chipping green and driving range. The Muscat Hills Golf Academy offers studio tuition, V1, flightscope and Putting Lab services delivered by PGA professionals, too, so if there’s room for improvement in your game, you’ll find it here. Look out for the excellent 5-star hotels in the region, such as the sublime Chedi Muscat, that provide first-rate golf holiday packages in partnership with Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club.

Ghala Golf Club has graduated from a humble sand course, through a nine-hole grass course, and finally to the 18-hole finished article we see today (the back nine having been completed in 2012). Uniquely, it is hewn from a natural wadi and follows a mountainside route that affords jawdropping views. Though primarily a members club, Ghala Golf is open to the public and therefore makes a great addition to the Oman itinerary of any travelling golf enthusiast.

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