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I plan to be around 05 Nov in Muscat and would like to Sharquiya Sands area,Jebel Shams, Nizwa etc but I dont drive and dont want to pay for a private car and driver!
anyone in the same situation and want to do it together?
Let me know
We have finalized our Salalah trip - flying there instead of driving from UAE, since could not find interested persons to join driving Ford Explorer.
Any ideas on renting a car in Salalah please? Thanks
My mother and I are planning to visit Oman for about one week in November.
We would like to see the main spots (I am disable, no driving license, and my mum is 74 years old, too old to drive a 4x4 car) of Oman (culture, wildde life...landscapes...)
so I would like to know if there are travel agencies or hotels that organize sigthseeing tours by car or by bus?
Thank you very much
Could someone who has taken the Jabal Shams Ridge walk let me know how you would rate its difficulty? Could someone who needs to use a little care on an uneven trail manage it with a hiking pole? Are there places where the trail is very close to the edge of the cliffs that might incite a fear of heights?
Any descriptions would be helpful
We are planning to stay in Oman with locals as guests. Were wandering what gifts Omani women would like from US.
I'll go to the wahiba sands this September and is looking for a camp there.
Which camp provides the most spectacular view over the desert? Preferably there are red sand dunes & wavy sand patterns nearby.
I've browsed the websites of al areesh, 1000nights, nomadic desert camp & al raha. But the photos taken there do not seem as breath-taking as one might expect. And I've also heard that the best view to the desert is somewhere just south to al mintirib.
Did anyone stay at those camps? What do you think about the views? Or simply any other suggestions? Many thanks.
Thinking of heading that way maybe next year, probably fall.
Anyways, just curious as what is the cheapest way to get there. Being from Canada, coming from another country is probably the cheapest way.
We are interested in going to Oman next year, with our 3 girls (3, 5 and 7 years then).
I now read about the accomodation possibilities, it seems to come down to the following: either camp in the wild, great nature for free, or pay a lot for a hotel room.
What speaks against camping is that when travelling we like to stay several nights in one place and make day trips from there, so it needs to be a save place to leave all our stuff. Also with the kids I am not sure I like to camp completely out in the wild.
As for the expensive hotel rooms... obvious what speaks against $$$!
So, what other, in between possibilities do we have? Are there like camp grounds which is cheaper than hotels but still good to have as base since safe to leave the stuff? Or are there basic guest houses which come cheaper than hotels? Or any cool 4x4 RVs to rent? Any idea welcome!
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Can anybody who is well-travelled in the region please tell me what weather to expect in Oman and UAE in the last 2 weeks of January and the first 2 weeks of February. I assume that it must be the coolest time of year, but what about rainfall/cloudy skies?
I will travel with a friend for 5 weeks in Oman and Socotra.
What is your feedback about following itinerary:
Arrival in Dubai...we rent a car and go to the musandam Peninsula and stay for 3 nights in Khasab
We thaught to visit following things on the Peninsula:
Day 1: Road Tibat – Khasab
Day 2: Khasab (fort, souq, beach) and Khors
Day 3: Jabel Harim + Rawdah Bowl mountain safari (maybe 4WD with Driver necessary)
Then we go back to Dubai and give back the car. We sleep one night in Dubai and the day-after we take a flight from Sharjah to Socotra. We will stay for 2.5 weeks in Socotra. After we return back to Sharjah and take a Bus from Dubai to Muscat. Then we have following itinerary:
North + East: 10-11 days
Muscat: Mutrah, Old Muscat, Ruwi, Qurm, Shatti al-Qurm & Al-Khuwair, Al-Ghubrah & Ghala
Around Muscat: Seeb, Bandar Jissah, Qurayat and Sur
Day t... more »
Is possible to go from India to Oman by boat ?
I'll leave for an overland trip and after India, I'm planning to go to Oman.
I'm a solo traveler planning on heading to Oman during the end of August. I'll likely be in the Muscat - Sur - Nizwa area, though I can't seem to find any hostels online. Does anyone know any youth hostels in the area (preferably with shared rooms)? I am a 22-year old recent college grad looking to possibly meet other backpackers.
Thanks in advance,
Hi fellow travelers,
I am scheduled for a business trip to Muscat next week for a 6-8 days. Would be totally free by the evenings and was hoping to look up for interesting places within Muscat.
I have interest in trying out different cuisines, places with historical importance and of course hanging out at decent clubs.
Being a resident of Abu Dhabi, beaches and outdoors are pretty much the same and would try to avoid them.So what new Oman has got for me ?
I would be staying around RUWI, at company's accommodation
Any help would be appreciated.
can anyone give input about where to rent a motorcycle in Oman? Any help would be much appreciated.
I have unexpectedly got the opportunity to visit Oman for about a fortnight in January 2013.
Despite having heard numerous recommendations to the country generally, I am looking some specific information which will assist me in making up my mind whether or not to go.
Is a fortnight too long?
What are the major places to see?
What kind of budget is reasonable for backpacker-type travel?
What is the approximate cost for (LP) Mid-range accommodation?
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