Oman is celebrated not only for its cultural charm, but also for its history and architectural gems. Although a short visit will not do the country justice, if you only have a few days, focus on these must-see attractions.
Oman has a unique heritage, and you can learn about and appreciate its ancient history and culture through its different forts and castles. Must-visit sites include Nakhal Fort, Nizwa Fort, Jibreen (Jabreen) Castle, Al Hazm Fort, Al Rustaq Fort and many others in every corner of Oman.
Salalah is a pretty city in the Dhofar Governorate in southern Oman. It’s well known for its annual Khareef Festival, taking place from July to September every year; it celebrates the monsoon season, allowing the landscape to take centre stage. If possible, spend a few days enjoying this splendid natural escape.
Sur is the capital city of the Ash Sharqiyah Region in northeastern Oman. It has relaxing beaches and was an important destination for sailors historically. You’ll still find people here who build dhows (a type of Omani ship) by hand. It has a must-see corniche, two ancient forts and a natural turtle reserve, making it a perfect destination for those interested in Oman’s natural and architectural beauty.