Enthralling places to visit in Oman this summer vacation

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If you are tired checking out places for your next vacation and you want to spend this vacation in like real fun, hitting out cool places, jumping into the pool or relaxing on the beach, then your next travel calendar can have Oman in it. If you wish to enjoy the pleasant weather, a unique landscape with a broad selection of outdoor activities during this season, then this place is your perfect getaway. Hurry up, pack your bags and book your tickets to Oman! Here are the fun options for your getaway:

1. The Hajar Mountains

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The Hajar mountain range stretches 600km from the far north in Musandam to the south of Sur and is the main mountain range in the country, divided into two ranges; the lower ‘Jabal Akhdar’ and the highest ‘Jabal Shams’. It is the largest mountainous region in the Sultanate and offers many outdoor activities for people of all ages.

Jabal Shams, the Arabic name meaning “Mountain of Sun”, has been given this name as it is the first peak to feel the ray of sunshine each day.It is the highest point in the Sultanate at 3,075 metres and is one of the most beautiful locations in the country. It is the highest point in the Sultanate at 3,075 metres and is one of the most beautiful locations in the country. Jabal Akhdar is considered to be the highlight of the region due to its terraced agricultural land on steep mountain slopes.

2. Musandam

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The Musandam peninsula is an enclave of Oman, which is separated from the rest of the United Arab Emirates. It is the northernmost part of the country and is known for its “Arabian fjords”. Tall cliffs plunge down into the sea, creating marvellous views and also the wadis offer good hiking experience.

3. Dhofar

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Standing at approx 800 metres above sea level, the southern area of the Sultanate is blessed with a Khareef (rainy) season. Salalah wears a green blanket all over itself during the months of June – August. The summer monsoon known as the Khareef means that there is a splendid contrast between the region and the rest of the country during summers that usually sees temperatures rise over 40 degrees Celsius.

One can imagine the magnificence of this province when most parts of the Arabian Peninsula witness a rise in temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius in summer. But, in Salalah, the capital of Dhofar that lies 1,040 kilometres away from Muscat, temperatures never rise above 27 degrees Celsius. The region also offers golden beaches, azure waters and opportunities to scuba dive, snorkel, sail, jet ski among many others.

4. Masirah Island

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The island of Masirah located in South-East region of Oman is a real tranquil haven of calm with a gentle Indian Ocean sea breeze blowing through it. It is Oman’s largest island with 12,000 inhabitants, breathtaking beaches, flat water and waves. Masirah Island is popular among the kite surfing enthusiasts and the best time to visit this place is between May- September due to the area’s outstanding winds.

While the mainland of Oman heats up to 55 degrees during this time of the year, monsoons in Masirah Island keeps the temperatures pleasant between 24 and 38 degrees. The natural environment is unspoilt, and you can see flamingos and loggerhead sea turtles side by side. One of the must visit attractions in Oman is the turtle beach at Ras al Jinz for Turtle watching, where you must stay up late in the night or rise up early morning to see these magnificent Turtles- build their nests and lay their eggs before heading back out to sea.

One of the must visit attractions in Oman is the turtle beach at Ras al Jinz for Turtle watching, where you must stay up late in the night or rise up early morning to see these magnificent Turtles- build their nests and lay their eggs before heading back out to sea. Located at the headland of the Arabian Peninsula, Ras Al Jinz houses one of the largest nesting areas for Green Turtles in the Indian Ocean.