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Luxury holidays in Oman
From desert delights to gulf-side escapes, Oman's a top choice for a holiday in the Middle East. Follow Mr & Mrs Smith's tips on where to stay in Oman for luxury hotels and boutique breaks along the eastern edge of the Arabian peninsula.
Destinations in Oman
Set in the Omani interior, Al–Dakhiliyah Governate has eight wilayat (provinces): ancient khaki-hued strongholds in the shadow of the Al Hajar mountain range’s saffron slopes. Brave a 4WD and you’ll find ghost villages and greenery smudged wadis.
Perched on the northernmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula in the Strait of Hormuz, this remote and spellbinding Omani exclave is all lunar sandscapes, rock-strewn plateaus, ancient valleys and cliff-bound fjords.
Muscat means ‘safe anchorage’ and if you're looking for a calm and cultured shelter from UAE excess, this should be your port of call
A sandy-soled city on Oman’s Arabian coast, Salalah’s frankincense-scented charms shift gold to green with the seasons.