We offer 14 Oman holidays. Oman lies on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and with vast deserts, beautiful beaches and ancient cities, it's an incredibly diverse destination. The capital city of Muscat showcases a wealth of fabulous architecture, including the impressive Grand Mosque and Sultan’s Palace. Dhofar is a mix of coast, mountain and desert, with peaceful lagoons to explore. The Wahiba Sands desert provides the perfect backdrop for an exciting Oman holiday; don't miss the chance to cross sun-dappled dunes aboard a camel and camp out in traditional Bedouin style tents. A visit to Musandam Fjords, home to local fishing communities, is a great opportunity to meet local people. Here you can learn about their lifestyle and enjoy a cruise through the spectacular fjords aboard a Dhow. For an authentic Arabian adventure, filled with culture and spectacular sites, look no further than our Oman holidays.
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- Muscat Festival end of January – February 2013. Located at Qurum National Park and Naseem Park the festival highlights include a showcase of both Omani and international culture and heritage. Dedicated to the “Year of the child”, this year’s Festival is particularly focused on creating educational, fun, entertainment for children: www.muscat-festival.com
- Traditional Boat Races February 2013. With a display of Dhow boats and Old Houri, New Houri and Al Shash boat races, the event will pay tribute to Oman’s rich maritime traditions.
- Oman Food Festival February 2013. Held at the Qurum Natural Park, the Oman Food festival is run in association with expert chefs and students from the Oman Tourism College and it will give visitors the opportunity to experience the very best of Omani cuisine.
- Tour of Oman February 2013. 128 of the world’s greatest cyclists will be competing in the Tour of Oman including Cavendish, Schelck and Canncellara.
- Oman International Salsa & Dance Festival March 2013. Learn from the best in the Latin dance industry. From the absolute beginner to the advanced dancer, there is something for everyone. You can choose from Salsa, Bachata, Spins, Cha Cha, Mens and Ladies Styling, Cuban Salsa, Zaire, Reggaeton, Belly Dance, Hip Hop, Samba, Zouk and more.
- Salalah Festival (from June to September). This festival is held annually in Dhofar Province between June and September, when a tropical climate dominates Dhofar. In July, Festival activities include various artistic and cultural shows, in addition to parades. Visit: www.salalahfestival.gov.om
- Dolphin and Whale Spotting. July is the ideal time to spot dolphins and whales along Oman’s 3165km coastline. Join escorted tours from the local marina or organize a private dhow excursion.
- Ramadan, the Muslim holy month starts 20 July - 1 August 2012
- Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) 19 August 2012
- Turtle season. The beaches of Ras Al Hadd and Ras Al Jinz provide nesting grounds for an estimated 20,000 turtles each year that migrate from the Red Sea and the East African coast. Turtles can be seen year round, but September is the best time to see large numbers.
- Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) 25 October 2012
- Islamic New Year 15 November 2012. 42nd National Day 18 November 2012: A celebration of HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said followed by a week long national holiday of festivities.