Oman Travel Guide
Oman is a country of breathtaking natural beauty interwoven with a kaleidoscope of history, legends and adventures. It is ranked as one of the safest and most peaceful countries in the World where families can journey together and explore a fascinating land and culture unlike anything they've ever experienced before.
The sultanate of Oman is located in West Asia and occupies the southeastern location of the Arabian Peninsula, with an area of 309,500 km2, bounded on the west by Saudi Arabia and Yemen to the south-west and United Arab Emirates to the north-west, the southern coast overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Sea of Oman to the Northeast.
Oman have a distinct tourist potential; its intermediate location as the gateway between the East and West of the world, and its history and ancient civilization, a lot of archaeological sites that witness the greatness of this history, as well as the environmental diversity between the valleys, mountains, plateaus and the coast.
The climate variation provides a bright warm sun in winter in the countryside and cities, fresh breezes free of moisture with moderate heat in summer in Jebel Akhdar, in addition to the desert safari at the countryside and coastal areas, and water sports on the extended clean beaches, furthermore the whole diversity of the folklore in traditional arts and crafts.
Best time to visit Oman
Oman is located in the northern hemisphere, and as such the seasons are the inverse of those in Australia and New Zealand. Summer is June-August, Autumn is September-November, Winter is December to February, and Spring is March-May. It typically experiences a few days of heavy rain each year, with the exception of Dhofar (in southern area) which enjoys a unique monsoonal climate from July-September known as the Khareef, with regular rains cooling the air and attracting tourists while the rest of the country experiences the heat of the summer.
The high mountains of Oman enjoy an altogether different climate. With villages and places to stay up above 2000m altitude, it can be very cool here in winter, and always significantly cooler than the temperatures elsewhere in the country.