Oman: The ideal destination for long weekend breaks

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Oman is transforming into a popular tourist destination with its blend of modernism and old world charm that lend the country a unique character. In Oman, visitors can experience the setting of the past with walks along the narrow alleyways of a bustling souk or return to the 21st century to stand in front of  the modern state-of-the-art Opera House in Muscat.

With its bounty of beautiful mountains, valleys, caves, deserts and beaches, Oman is an ideal destination for adventure lovers. The regions in Oman are popular for different activities. Muscat can be explored for dolphin watching, sailing, jetskiing; Daymaniyat islands is popular for snorkelling and scuba diving, Masirah islands is the place to go for kite surfing; Jabal Shams (also known as Grand Canyon of Middle East) is renowned for hiking and trekking trips; Salalah has some great sites for bird watching while sand dune bashing, quad biking can be experienced in Sharqiyah Sands. It provides amusement for all members of the families.

Travelling options have been made simple as Oman is well connected with India through services offered by several airlines such as Oman Air, Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Indigo and Air India Express that offer direct connections. These airlines connect Muscat with several Indian cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. Oman visa too can be easily obtained within 4-5 working days.

With the advent of Christmas and New Year holidays, a trip to Oman will provide Indian travelers some amazing options including spectacular and unforgettable Arabian Nights. Going to a mystical and magical foreign destination for a quick holiday never felt easier.