If you are looking for a truly authentic experience in the Middle East, Oman is the place to be. It has a rich cultural heritage; stunning scenery; and luxurious hotels to match.
As soon as the pandemic struck, this place was on the verge of becoming one of the world’s most popular destinations. A protracted hiatus has now ended, and the country is once again open for business, with pre-flight testing regulations being eliminated in an effort to capitalise on the burgeoning tourism industry.
A PCR test is no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers to enter Oman as of Tuesday.
With this move, the Sultanate’s Supreme Committee dealing with COVID-19 would lift pandemic-related restrictions.
Wearing facemasks will only be required indoors and Hotels can accommodate all their guests and operate at 100 pct capacity.
Outdoor activities, conferences, events, and social gatherings can be held at 70% capacity if all attendees follow preventive and precautionary measures.
In contrast to the rest of the Middle East, Oman offers a unique blend of culture, tranquilly, and sheer natural beauty.
Oman, in contrast to many of the region’s “newer” countries, has authentic souks that give its cities an old-world charm. It was a major factor in the development of regional cuisine and style, among other things, as a result of trade routes.
Some of the nicest beaches in the Middle East can be found along the Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Oman, and a short drive away from Muscat, you can experience the breathtaking Hajar mountains and canyons.
Luxury hotel brands have created breathtakingly gorgeous properties near Muscat’s coast, in the Hajar mountain, and in Salalah. So, if Oman is on your list of potential vacation places, check out my guide here.