Oman wadi al Shab

OMAN.

Have you heard of a wadi? We hadn’t either. But trust me, wadi’s need to be on your Oman itinerary. A wadi is literally a valley or riverbed in the desert. A bit like an oases, it can have fresh flowing water, springs and waterfalls.  As soon as we read that, and started researching Oman as a destination… We needed to visit. I mean, how many people can say they’ve been ‘wadi hunting’ in Oman?!

Oman with kids

OMAN WITH KIDS: ROAD-TRIPPING AND WADI-JUMPING…

The choice to visit Oman with kids seemed like the ultimate balance between off-the-beaten track travel, fascinating traditional culture but with the conveniences of the modern Middle East. Oman is comparatively smaller than its Arab neighbours. The country is renowned […]

With one week, our Oman itinerary didn’t see us stray toooo far from the capital of Muscat. We flew directly from three days in Dubai, and found it easy to navigate Oman by rental car (rental and pick-up was easy through rentalcars.com). We visited the towns of Ibra, Sur and Tiwi and swam in Wadi Bani Khalid, Wadi Al Shab and the Bimmah Sinkhole.

As a travel destination, Oman is like the ultimate balance between off-the-beaten track travel, fascinating traditional culture but still with all the conveniences of the modern Middle East. It is comparatively smaller than its neighbours, and as a country, is renowned as being clean and safe.