Luxury self drive holiday in Oman
Description of Luxury self drive holiday in Oman
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Neighbouring United Arab Emirates tends to hog the high end limelight, but in Oman you’ll find an authentic Arabian experience without the excessive b...
You couldn’t get two more contrasting neighbours. While Dubai is like walking into Disneyland in the desert, Oman is like waking up in an Arabian Arca...
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PlanetThis itinerary takes you to many ancient forts and castles in Oman including Bahla fort which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The 12th century fort was dilapidated and decaying rapidly after each rainy season so was put on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1988. Since then conservation using only earthen-based materials has been carried out in order to preserve the integrity of the architecture. Today Bahla Fort is protected by the Omani Law for National Heritage Protection and are controlled by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture in Muscat. The focus is on the long-term care, conservation and use of the site's historic building structures.
We try to access off the beaten track locations where tourism helps the local communities there by supporting local trade and livelihoods,
The Wahiba desert camp, 1000 Nights Camp, which is locally owned and employs local Omanis to help run it. It is furnished and decorated using regional furniture and materials and provides locally sourced food and traditional entertainment to help support the local community. There is no electricity at the camp with no light pollution or sound pollution as the camp uses natural resources to blend in with the environment. All waste from the campsites is taken away and recycled. There is no evidence left of any travellers staying in the desert.
The Chedi, Muscat follws many sustainable principles
• Our Sewage Treatment Plant
• In-house water desalination plant
• Recycling of wastewater
• Recycling of paper used in the hotel
• LED lights used throughout the resort
• Greencard placement in guest rooms (water conservation)
• Solar energy powered public area lights
• Usage of biodegradable food containers replacing plastic.
Our driver/guides are instructed to pick up and remove any rubbish saround the sites and work hard to ensure a clean environment.
Oman's vision of diversifying state sources of revenues and reducing the country's dependence on finite natural resources has led to numerous projects in the tourism and hospitality sector, in addition to projects in traditional sectors such as infrastructure, petrochemicals, electricity and water. This has resulted in the development (or proposed development) of several large resort and integrated tourism projects. Other sectors that have seen notable projects include mining, agriculture & fisheries.
PeopleAn option is to visit the Ibra womens market, this is open once a week and attracts women-only buyers and sellers from all over the region, selling a variety of handicrafts such as baskets, woven cushions and camel bags.
On this tour you will visits several local communities in the Wahiba Sands where you can see the traditional way of life and purchase handicrafts made by the locals. Any money from the sale of the handicrafts helps the local Bedouins to support their families. Local Bedouin guides are hired to explain their way of life to clients on parts of this tour. This enables them to earn a regular living from the visiting tourists.
SustainableOman, as a supporter of the SDGs and Oman Vision 2040, is proud to launch its second campaign, named "Hosn Al Suluk", Arabic for "good actions" or "good deeds/behaviour".
Suluk will give every citizen and resident in Oman a role, right, and opportunity to help achieve end poverty, reduce equalities, and to act on climate change
We design the trip to access off the beaten track locations where tourism helps the local communities there by supporting local trade and livelihoods, and during the tour you can visit the rural village of Misfah. Not only will this let you experience traditional Omani life it also positively supports the local community and brings economy to the village.
We support Jusoor - a non-profit Social Responsibility Organization that aims at the development of the community through implementing sustainable social projects.
To promote initiatives that lead to the sustainable and transparent socioeconomic development in the communities where we operate.
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