Wadi Nakhr in Oman. Photo by: Daniel Nahabedian.

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Overshadowed by its wealthy neighbors, Oman – a once important port hub between East and West – is the most stable and peaceful country in the Gulf region.

A popular destination amongst adventure seekers, Oman offers a surprisingly varied landscape for a mainly desert-covered peninsula. Explore wadis and caves in the Hajar mountains. Go dune-bashing in the Empty Quarter’s Wahiba Sands desert. Swim with sea turtles and watch them lay eggs on the beaches of Ras-al-Jinz. Explore the fjords up north in the Mussandam enclave or just hike through the amazingly green mountains and waterfalls of Salalah after the monsoon season. You can also just lay back and enjoy a maqbous in Muscat with some of the friendliest and most humble people in the Gulf region.

We have photo essays about some of the most beautiful destinations in Oman, and articles about Omani culture and even Arabian bull fights.

Oman Articles

7 spots to rock climb in Oman

by Baxter Jackson

Behind the veil: What life is really like for women in the Middle East

by Yahoo! Travel

13 signs you’ve been living in Oman too long

by Baxter Jackson

Arabian genies and a flying mosque

by Baxter Jackson

25 best places in the world to photograph

by Sarah Park

Africa and the Middle East, overland [PICS]

by Darren Ornitz

15 signs you might have been in Oman too long

by Baxter Jackson

5 next big travel destinations

by Tom Coote

Infidels Abroad: How We Were Busted On Ramadan

by Baxter Jackson

World’s Best Beaches: Which Ones Make Your List?

by Hal Amen

Arabian Bull Wrestling

by Baxter Jackson