The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Oman

Sunset in Mattrah © Riyadh Al Balushi/Flickr
Sunset in Mattrah © Riyadh Al Balushi/Flickr
Photo of Gehad Medhat
18 December 2017

With natural wonders and beauty in every corner, Oman is the perfect escape for all lovers of nature. Whether on top of a mountain, in a green valley, on a golden sandy beach or in the crystal turquoise waters, watching the sunset in Oman is a must-do activity during any holiday to this spectacular country. We’ve picked the best places where you can enjoy this mind-blowing experience.

Sunset in Muscat Beaches

Muscat is the capital of Oman and famous for its wonderful natural attractions, especially the beaches. With their golden sands and crystal waters, beaches of Muscat are some of the best places to watch the sunset in Oman. These marvelous beaches include: Shatti Al Qurum (Al Qurum Beach), Al Qantab Beach and Al Bustan Beach.

Sunset in Muscat Beach | © Matteo Russo/Flickr

Sunset in Al Wahiba Sands

Al Wahiba Sands are one of the most famous sandy areas in Oman, which are located in Al Sharqiya region in eastern Oman. Visitors can go sand boarding, camping or watching sunrises and sunsets on the beautiful golden dunes.

Sunset in Al Wahiba Sands | © Fabien LE JEUNE/Flickr

Sunset in Al Jebel Al Akhdar

Al Jebel Al Akhdar is one of the famous mountains within Al Hajar Mountains range in northern Oman. It is called Al Jebel Al Akhdar (The Green Mountain) for the unique plantations and the beautiful terraces that cover its rocky sides and edges. The mountain is the perfect destination for hikers, rock-climbers and camping lovers. The summit of the mountain offers splendid views of the sunrise and the sunset.

Jebel Al Akhdar | © Andries3/Flickr

Sunset in Jebel Shams

Jebel Shams is the Mountain of Sun in Arabic, and it got this name as it is believed that the mountain is the first spot on which the sun rises in Oman. It is also the highest peak of Al Hajar Mountains range. With amazing views over the surrounding mountains, villages and nature, watching the sunset over Jebel Shams is an unmissable experience.

Jebel Shams | © Fabien LE JEUNE/Flickr

Sunset in Musandam

Musandam is the northern-most part of Oman, which is separated from the rest of the country with a piece of land from UAE. Musandam is surrounded by the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, like Al Khasab beach. It is also distinguished with unique fjords among its coastline. Watching the sunset in Musandam, whether on one of its beaches, in one of its valleys or atop one of its mountains, is an unforgettable experience that is surrounded with pure mind-blowing natural beauty.

Sunset in Musandam | © Robert Haandrikman/Flickr

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