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Wadi Bani Khalid By: Marlon Cureg |Flickr
Wadi Bani Khalid By: Marlon Cureg |Flickr
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19 Photos That Prove Oman is Surrounded by Amazing Natural Beauty

Picture of Gehad Medhat
Updated: 11 September 2017
Although Oman is located in a small southeastern corner of the Arab Peninsula, it hosts some of the most beautiful natural habitats in the Arab countries. Whether on land, beneath the deep seas or high in the skies, these photos are proof of why Oman is the perfect escape for all nature lovers.

This photo shows some of the famous sand dunes of the Wahiba Desert. As part of the Arab Peninsula, the Omani lands are filled with these golden sands across its sprawling deserts.

Wahiba Sands By: Nicolas Renac
Wahiba Sands By: Nicolas Renac | Flickr

Wadi means valley in Arabic. Wadi Bani Khalid is one of the most famous wadis in Oman which attracts local and international visitors all year around.

Wadi Bani Khalid By: Marlon Cureg
Wadi Bani Khalid By: Marlon Cureg | Flickr

If ever a country deserves to be called The Country of the Mountains, it must be Oman. Omani people have built cities high up in the mountains, excavated roads through them, and even planted them to facilitate their lives, and attract visitors.

Jebel Akhdar By: Andries3
Jebel Akhdar By: Andries3 | Flickr

As famous as the Omani mountains, there are the palm trees. Almost every Omani house has its own farm of palm trees. Although all palm trees might look the same, they produce different tasty kinds of dates every year.

Palm Trees By: Naturalbornstupid
Palm Trees By: Naturalbornstupid | Flickr
Mosque surrounded by date palms By: Prasad Pillai
Mosque surrounded by date palms By: Prasad Pillai | Flickr

Oman is surrounded by the sea from three different directions, which makes it a natural host for a lot of the most breathtaking beaches and crystal waters.

Quram Beach By: Fariz Safarulla
Quram Beach By: Fariz Safarulla | Flickr

Oman’s natural beauty is not all visible on first glance. There are some beautiful natural gems that require enthusiasts to search and explore, like these marvelous caves.

Cave By: Juozas Salna
Cave By: Juozas Salna | Flickr
Cave at Wadi Shab By: Juozas Salna
Cave at Wadi Shab By: Juozas Salna | Flickr

Omani natural gems are also hidden in its deep seas. From coral reefs to fish, turtles and sea creatures, Omani waters are full of endless wonders to be explored.

Sleeping Turtle on Seabed By: Mc_dudley
Sleeping Turtle on Seabed By: Mc_dudley | Flickr
Turtles at Ras al Jinz By: Andries3
Turtles at Ras al Jinz By: Andries3 | Flickr

The diversity of animals and wildlife creatures, is another of Oman’s wonderful natural assets. Whether on land, in the air, or deep under the sea, visitors always fall in love with Oman’s natural biodiversity.

Sheep By: Monica Guy
Sheep By: Monica Guy | Flickr
Camels By: Juozas Salna
Camels By: Juozas Salna | Flickr

Another great reason for natural lovers to visit Oman is that Omani people respect nature. In other words, they build natural habitats, apply laws and rules, and punish those who harm or destroy the natural world. That’s why visitors can enjoy seeing animals, birds and plants all around them, and not just from behind glass or inside cages.

In Line for a Swim By: Robert Haandrikman
In Line for a Swim By: Robert Haandrikman | Flickr
Goats in the morning By: Marco Zanferrari
Goats in the morning By: Marco Zanferrari | Flickr

Salalah is a city located in the southern part of Oman, in Dhofar’s region, and it is one of the most beautiful natural havens on Earth. Unlike the other regions of the country, Salalah gets its rainy verdant season starting from July until late September every year. That’s when they plan their Autumn Festival that attracts tourists from all over the globe.

Salalah By: Flo
Salalah By: Flo | Flickr
Salalah By: Flo
Salalah By: Flo | Flickr

Given the rocky nature of Oman, it offers plenty of places for hiking and camping, while enjoying the lovely sands, beautiful green areas, amazing animals and creatures as well as its gorgeous skies and plentiful stars.

Oman By: Luca Nebuloni
Oman By: Luca Nebuloni | Flickr
Muscat By: Edward Stojakovic
Muscat By: Edward Stojakovic | Flickr
Stars By: Tristan Schmurr
Stars By: Tristan Schmurr | Flickr