National Day is celebrated on the 18th of November, the birthday of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. The whole country decorates the streets with Omani flags and portraits of their dear leader. For me it’s the best time to be in Oman. Here’s why:
Who knew Surfing in Oman is a thing? While Oman is best known for many wonderful things includeing its expansive dunes, towering mountains, endless wadis, aromatic roses, and delicious honey; surfing in Oman is not one of them. However, quietly, this sport is alive and practiced by a group of friendly locals who tell me the waves are surprisingly good.
There are countless users on Instagram featuring beautiful images of Oman. However, I thought I’d put a list together featuring the 13 Instagramers in Oman that inspire me the most. These accounts will make you want to drop what you are doing and book those tickets to Oman, or (if you are already here) get out and explore the backroads and alleys.
In the heart of Oman’s newest economic zone, City Hotel Duqm makes an excellent rest stop on your way to Salalah. It meets your most basic expectations without breaking the bank, and has a few surprises as well.