Oman Nature Reserves
Oman is full of natural reserves with its own uniqueness and beauty that will leave you speechless. Explore a big variety of Oman reserves that are located in various spectacular regions of Oman. Some of the most amazing natural reserves of Oman are: Al Jabal Al Akhdar, As Saleel Nature Park, Al-Dimaniyat Islands Nature Reserve, Dhofar Lagoons, Jebel Samhan, Oman Botanic Garden, Wdi Sireen, and Turtle reserve!
- Arabic is the official language in Oman, English is also widely spoken.
- The currency of Oman is the Omani Rial. Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted throughout the country, besides there are plenty of ATMs in Oman.
- Water is considered safe but bottled water is better just in case.
- Don’t leave Oman without some frankincense, shisha pipe, a coffee Dallah.
- Oman is a liberal place. However, it is advisable to dress modestly, when entering places of worship (shoulders to knees should be covered).
- It is offensive to take pictures of people without asking them for permission.
- Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is indeed grand! Explore at the second largest chandelier in the world and the huge prayer rug that took 27 months to weave.
- Take a 4WD jeep tour to discover the multicolored sand of the desert of the Wahiba Sands.
- Cruise your way past the breathtaking mountains and relax on cushions and carpets aboard a traditional Omani dhow.
- Explore the oasis of Al Hamra surrounded by the majestic Hajar Mountains.
- Indulge in the natural emerald pools of Wadi Bani Khaled.
- Enjoy Wadi Al Arbiyeen’s Al-Sharqiyah and Al-Hajar Mountains and its deep pools.
- Have a glimpse of Wadi Ad Dayqah, which is popular for its water flows year-round.
- Go on adventurous hikes or enjoy some boating Wadi Al Shab.
- Enjoy Wadi Al Ta’iyeen, an idyllic valley dotted with acacia trees and small hills.
- Enjoy watching the blind Garra Baremiae fish swim the lake within Al-Hoota cave.
- Enjoy the paintings and poetry that line the walls of Jabrin Castle.