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Why Oman Should Be Your Honeymoon Destination

Picture of Gehad Medhat
Updated: 19 March 2018
Searching for that perfect honeymoon spot but have no idea where to start? Look no further – the charms of Oman make for an amazing destination to mark the beginning of married life together. Here’s why you should check out this incredible hotspot.

You can be surrounded by stunning nature

What could be better than being surrounded by natural beauty on your honeymoon? Not only does Oman have crystal turquoise waters and golden sands, but beyond the beaches its streets, mountains and valleys are covered in swathes of lush green. Wherever you go in Oman, in every governorate and every region, there are natural gems waiting to be discovered. There are also amazing hotels that are built within forests, in deserts and on top of mountains, to add to an exceptional honeymoon experience.

Jebel Akhdar I
Jebel Akhdar I | © Andries3 / Flickr

There’s all the privacy you could wish for

Oman is one of the most peaceful countries in the Arab world. Although it is one of the more recently developed, its natural beauty and charm attracts visitors from far and wide, and its people are one of the most welcoming and friendliest you’ll ever meet. Though they want all visitors to enjoy an exceptional holiday, they don’t force themselves on others -meaning you can enjoy all the privacy and freedom you want, but you’ll still have a kind helpful neighbor to guide you around. Whether you choose to stay on the top of a mountain, on a green wadi, on a golden beach, in a small village or in a big city, Oman is the perfect destination for a tranquil escape.

Sunrise on Jebel Al Akhdar I
Sunrise on Jebel Al Akhdar I | © Robert Haandrikman / Flickr

You can challenge yourselves with amazing adventures

With all these amazing natural attractions and exceptional scenes, come some of the most mind-blowing adventures. You can make your honeymoon unforgettable, as you try exciting activities like wild camping, hiking, rock-climbing, scuba-diving, fishing, parasailing and more in different places around Oman. Whether you choose to visit Al Hajar Mountains in northern Oman, the magnificent mountains in Salalah, or the chariming wadis in Al Sharqiah region, you can challenge yourself and your partner with some truly remarkable experiences.

Camping in Oman I
Camping in Oman I | © Jermaine Janszen / Flickr

There’s ancient culture and unique heritage to explore

Every corner of Oman reflects its deep heritage and exceptional culture. The splendid Omani style of architecture is everywhere, including at the local souqs where as well as stocking up on spectacular souvenirs, you can enjoy amazing Omani culture amid the aromatic smell of frankincense, and take some great photos that will document your journey forever. Forts, castles, museums and small towns in Oman also offer an exceptional tour of the rich history of Oman – all of which will give your honeymoon a one-of-a-kind blend of nature, ancient history,unique culture, and amazing adventures.

Nakhal, Oman I
Nakhal, Oman I | © Juozas Salna / Flickr

It’s one of the safest countries around

Oman is one of the safest countries in the Arabian peninsula, which only adds to its peacefulness and touristic attraction. You should never worry about anything that might happen to you on your trip here – the police are always alert and present for help and guidance, and more importantly, Omani people always keep an eye out for new visitors to make sure they are safe and that they are not missing anything. So, enjoy your holiday and have fun as much as you want without worrying about getting around, finding new places or even getting lost, because you will always find a hand to guide you through.