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Introduction to Oman
Oman, on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, embraces modern Arabia while retaining deep-rooted connections to its Bedouin heritage. From the centuries-old tradition of frankincense trading to modern oil production, Omanis honour the past while embracing the future. A visit to Oman can take in everything from exploring the Old Town in capital, Muscat, to desert excursions and scuba diving in coastal nature reserves. IHG’s family of Oman hotels ranges from a luxury stay with mountain views in Muscat to a resort hotel in Salalah with a private beach.
Omani rial (OMR)
Arabic; English is widely spoken
Subtropical, desert climate; average May–Jul 33C, Dec–Feb 23C. Highest rainfall Jan.
Arriving from Muscat International Airport
Airport is 13km west of central Muscat. Journey time 15 minutes.
Getting around Oman
Top Oman sightseeing