From The Chedi’s chic infinity pool, and the Kempinski’s grand lobby, to the spectacular city views from the Sheraton, these are the best luxury hotels in Muscat, Oman.
Wondering what to wear in Oman? Whether you’re heading to Muscat, the beach, mountains or the desert, this helpful guide will help you pack for your trip.
When you visit somewhere like Paris or Florida on holiday, you just KNOW what to pack. Summer dresses for beach time in Florida, jeans and jumpers for Paris. Easy. But when it came to packing for Oman, I had a lot of questions.
Is it ok to wear swimwear in Oman?
Is there an Omani dressing style to be aware of, or any etiquette to adhere to?
Are women expected to wear a hijab in Oman?
How covered up should I be?
Planning to visit Oman for the first time? Find out all the information you could need to make the most of your trip in this Oman travel guide.
I’ve just got back from the most incredible trip to Oman. It was my first time visiting the country, and excitement levels were high! Before leaving I found myself clicking on endless pretty photos of the country, saving locations, and wondering whether it would really look as pretty as the pictures.
With expectations flying high, was I setting myself up to be disappointed? I arrived in Muscat with six days ahead of me and a mission to see and do as much as possible.
I decided to pop together a huge travel guide to Oman, with lots of tips and advice for anyone visiting for the first time. So along with a few must-sees, you’ll find info below on safety, sim cards, wild camping, drone laws and more. It’s everything I wanted to know before I visited, and more!
If there’s something in particular you’re looking for, click on the contents below, otherwise strap yourself in for a whistle-stop tour of my new favourite country in the Middle East!
From riding the world’s longest zipline, to relaxing at a beautiful resort, find out more about visiting Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
Since writing my quick guide to the UAE, I was excited to share a little more info on one place in particular – Ras Al Khaimah.
But where is Ras Al Khaimah, I hear you ask?
Ras Al Khaimah is one of seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Everyone knows Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but the other five are a lot less visited. And you know what – this is GREAT news for anyone planning a trip!
My advice, visit before they’re as well known as the other two. Have a play with the map and you’ll spot Dubai a little way south of RAK. It actually only takes around an hour to drive from Dubai to RAK.
While I find Dubai fascinating, and I loved Abu Dhabi’s cultural elements, Ras Al Khaimah really struck a chord. Meaning the ‘top of the tent’, RAK is the fourth largest emirate and is known for its contrasting landscapes of epic mountains, beautiful beaches and desert dunes.
We enjoyed a really great mix of food, relaxation and adrenaline during our few days there. If I was to recommend a route, it’d be to fly into Abu Dhabi and spend a few days exploring The Louvre, the Grand Mosque and the theme parks, then head to Ras Al Khaimah for two days to enjoy my suggestions below, then finish with a few days exploring Dubai. You get a bit of everything that way!
For me, there are two sides to RAK… resorts and relaxation AND landscapes and adrenaline.
Scroll down to find out all about Ras Al Khaimah, but first, check out the video of our time in the UAE with Rotana.