Oman

Luxury travel…simply sublime

The Sultanate of Oman lies on the south east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, at the head of the Arabian Sea. The interior is mostly known for its desert and humid climate, but to the north and south east are the cooler mountains, which during the rainy season are lush and fertile, with coconut palms, frankincense and myrrh being grown for export.

Muscat, the capital in the north is a modern city offering a number of 5-star hotels and shopping complexes. This city is an enchanting blend of ancient culture and modernity and many visitors like to explore Old Muscat in the form of the forts at Jalali and Mirani which stand at the entrance to Muscat Bay.

Some of the 500 Omani forts have been restored to their former glory, and an excursion to the fortress towns of Nizwa, Nakha and Rustaq will reveal 17th century forts which once guarded the ancient trade routes to the coast.

Souks are another example of the old and new faces of Oman, where to haggle is expected, and where everyone you meet is a potential life-long friend.

For the more adventurous, driving a 4×4 over the high rolling dunes of the Wahiba desert will provide thrills galore. The dry wadis are among the best in the world for off-road adventuring, and the scenery in the mountains is breathtaking and a complete volte face to the calm, balmy, pristine beaches on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. Here there are many opportunities for scuba diving in the warm, fish laden waters, or taking a sea trip in a dhow and being transported back in time when life was so much slower and unhurried.

The Chedi Muscat, Muscat

The Chedi Muscat, Muscat

Situated on the stunning Boushar Beachfront in Oman, where crystal Gulf waters mirror images of glorious mountain ranges, The Chedi Muscat is an oasis of mysticism and luxury. Simple elegance, stylish furnishings and subtle bursts of vibrant hues,...

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Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, a luxurious three-hotel resort village and signature spa in the Sultanate’s capital of Muscat, nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting...

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Al Waha, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Al Waha, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, a luxurious three-hotel resort village and signature spa in the Sultanate’s capital of Muscat, nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting...

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Alila Jabal Akhdar

Alila Jabal Akhdar

Jabal Akhdar, meaning “The Green Mountain” in Arabic, is part of the Al Hajar mountains range, one of Oman’s most spectacular areas. Set 2000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar provides access to this magnificent landscape of untouched beauty....

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Anantara Al Baleed Resort

Anantara Al Baleed Resort

Between a beach and freshwater lagoon, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara offers refreshing luxury, and also a gateway to Oman's cultural treasures. Experience a beachfront oasis that is the first luxury villa resort of its kind in Salalah, along the...

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Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar Resort

Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar Resort

A rare jewel in the rocky contours of the Saiq Plateau on Oman's fabled Green Mountain, the unique retreat perches 2,000m above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon. Elevated in both location and authentic luxury, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is...

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Six Senses Zighy Bay

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located in a secluded bay on Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, hidden behind a range of dramatic mountains and set on a splendid 1.6km sandy beach. It is probably the ideal place to get away – leaving behind the stress and hectic of modern...

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Al Bandar, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Al Bandar, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, a luxurious three-hotel resort village and signature spa in the Sultanate’s capital of Muscat, nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting...

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Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

The Al Bustan Palace was originally built to host the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit in 1985 and throughout the years this luxury resort has maintained the intricately handcrafted wall coverings and original carvings and has earned the reputation as...

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The Chedi Muscat, Muscat

The Chedi Muscat, Muscat

Situated on the stunning Boushar Beachfront in Oman, where crystal Gulf waters mirror images of glorious mountain ranges, The Chedi Muscat is an oasis of mysticism and luxury. Simple elegance, stylish furnishings and subtle bursts of vibrant hues,...

read more
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, a luxurious three-hotel resort village and signature spa in the Sultanate’s capital of Muscat, nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting...

read more
Al Waha, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Al Waha, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, a luxurious three-hotel resort village and signature spa in the Sultanate’s capital of Muscat, nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting...

read more
Alila Jabal Akhdar

Alila Jabal Akhdar

Jabal Akhdar, meaning “The Green Mountain” in Arabic, is part of the Al Hajar mountains range, one of Oman’s most spectacular areas. Set 2000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar provides access to this magnificent landscape of untouched beauty....

read more
Anantara Al Baleed Resort

Anantara Al Baleed Resort

Between a beach and freshwater lagoon, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara offers refreshing luxury, and also a gateway to Oman's cultural treasures. Experience a beachfront oasis that is the first luxury villa resort of its kind in Salalah, along the...

read more
Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar Resort

Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar Resort

A rare jewel in the rocky contours of the Saiq Plateau on Oman's fabled Green Mountain, the unique retreat perches 2,000m above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon. Elevated in both location and authentic luxury, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is...

read more
Six Senses Zighy Bay

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located in a secluded bay on Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, hidden behind a range of dramatic mountains and set on a splendid 1.6km sandy beach. It is probably the ideal place to get away – leaving behind the stress and hectic of modern...

read more
Al Bandar, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Al Bandar, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, a luxurious three-hotel resort village and signature spa in the Sultanate’s capital of Muscat, nestles alongside the sparkling bay of Al Jissah in a dramatic desert setting of rugged mountains and inviting...

read more
Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

The Al Bustan Palace was originally built to host the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit in 1985 and throughout the years this luxury resort has maintained the intricately handcrafted wall coverings and original carvings and has earned the reputation as...

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