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Out & About In Oman

Out & About In Oman

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Out & About In Oman

Welcome to Oman's Out and About!

Oman is an exciting place to live in where a lot of tourists come to visit each year. As an expat in Oman, take advantage of the wonderful activities this country has to offer such as tourist attractions, scenic spots, restaurants, and even entertainment to watch out for. In this section we will feature and review must-see, must-here, and must-experience attractions happening in Oman.

  • 5 Wadis in Oman You NEED to Visit

    If you’re looking for a little getaway in Oman on your day off, it’s worth it to venture out to some of the beautiful wadis. Here are our favourites!

  • New Hiking and Biking Trails Now Open in Hatta

    If you’re looking to spend some time outdoors, Hatta is now a haven for anyone who loves to hike or bike while enjoying amazing views.

  • Mega Theme Park Is Being Built in Oman

    With plans to increase leisure activities in the country, Oman is building an entertainment mega-project, including theme, water and wildlife parks. Here's all we know so far.

  • The Ultimate 2017 Oman Bucket List

    Oman has so much to offer and taking advantage of it is a must. From zip lining to sinkholes, here's some great adventures to tackle and make this year a memorable one.

  • Massive Aquarium Coming to Oman’s New Palm Mall

    There will be an 8,000 square metre Oman Aquarium that will be built inside the upcoming Palm Mall in the first quarter of 2018.

  • SAGO- Southern African Group in Oman

    They are a vibrant and diverse community of mainly Southern African expatriates but their membership does include expatriates from Europe and Australia, New Zealand and Oman. As their constitution states everyone who considers him or herself a friend of South Africa or South Africans is welcome to join.They pride themselves on having the friendliest, most welcoming and most family orientated, and non – profit organization in Oman.

  • Scuba Diving in Oman

    Oman has a varied coastline over 1600 kilometres long. There is a wealth of underwater flora, marine life and diving thrills awaiting the underwater explorer. Several companies specialising in diving services offer a complete range of diving courses, equipment and activities. Oman is a beautiful country, with deserts and mountains, fjords and wadis but under all that, beneath the warm Indian Ocean currents of Oman lies a different world.

  • The Phoenix Ladies Group Celebrate

    Phoenix Ladies Group celebrated its first birthday at Al Besat Carpet Showrooms in Al-Khuwair with morning tea and an auction of beautiful carpets. Amir, our host gave an amusing display of cleaning carpets before the group settled down to bargain their way to some amazing deals. Ladies left carrying an array of carpets, table runners, tablecloths and elaborately woven footstools.

  • Turtle Watching in Oman

    The beaches of Ras Al Had, Ras Al Junayz and Masirah island are just some of the areas where several species of marine turtles come to lay their eggs. Green Turtles, Loggerheads, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley turtles live for over 100 years and swim the length and breadth of the Indian Ocean only to return every year to the same sites to lay their eggs. The Leatherback turtle inhabits the areas around the shore but they do not lay their eggs here.

  • Shopping Malls In Oman

    Muscat has come a long way from the simple old souks to the bustling, ultra modern shopping complexes that have sprung up in the city in recent times. The Capital area has a number of shopping malls, mostly situated in Qurum at the split of the main highway, and in the Al Khuwair area facing the Government ministries. Local produce in the super markets is reasonably priced and of a good standard.

  • Wahiba Sands Trip

    On the drive towards Wahiba Sands be sure to enjoy the enchanting sights. Just as you leave Muscat look out for the white beaches and cave overhangs. Try and spot the collapsed cave that has made a sinkhole. On the coast, Ras Al Junayz is a bay where tourists can stop and watch the turtles nesting.

  • Al Hoota Cave

    Estimated to be over 2 million years old, Al Hoota Cave is located at the foot of Jabal Shams, in Al Hamra district. The cave was first opened to receive tourist on the in November 2006 during 17th National Day, after setting walkways, stairs and a light system to make the cave an enjoyable and safe experience for visitors. It is the first and only show cave in the Gulf area, which is accessible to the general public.

  • Annual Events In Oman

    Throughout the year, Oman hosts a number of well-established annual events, some of which have been running for years. It's really great to join in local celebrations and events and make the most of your expat life. There so much to choose from and there's lots of outdoor events too. The events listed on the following page are some of the most popular and most regular features on Oman’s social calendar.

  • Travel & Adventure

    Make sure you visit our travel and adventure section- it's filled with great ideas for day trips, weekend breaks and longer stay vacations all round the world. We take a look at many local and international destinations from Sri Lanka to Ireland, from Salalah to China, from India to Thailand and everywhere in between. it's great to read real stories from real people to get the low down on where to go on holiday.

  • Fahal Island

    Fahal Island is a fossilized limestone formation with three prominent pinnacles that peek out above sea level. It is also known as Shark Island. It is a large piece of land located 4 km offshore from Muscat's popular tourist beach. The easiest way to reach the island is by boat and it is an approximate ride of 20minutes from the dive center. The limestone that makes up the Island’s composition was originally part of the sea floor.

  • Phoenix Group Oman

    As an expat, finding a support system and meeting new people can be a bit of a challenge. A great way to overcome that is by joining a group like The Phoenix Group, which helps create a welcoming and friendly environment to both new and long-term expats. Find out more about them and how you can join their coffee mornings!

  • Camping In Oman

    Many people like to take a break away from the hustle and bustle of city life with its pampered lifestyle and go camping to break the routine of their lives. The diverse environment of Oman allows many options when it comes to camping. Camping is enjoyed on Shatti Qantab in Muscat Governorate, Shatti Ras Al Hadd in A'Sharqiyah South Governorate, on mountain tops in Jabal Shams (Sun Mountain) or Al Jabal Al Akhdar.

  • Amazing Trip to Salalah, Oman

    Everything was a first to us. From the airline to the experience in another Gulf country, we reached Muscat early Sunday morning. The 1 hour flight from Dubai was too quick to even have our coffee served. Visas were not a problem as we applied in advance at Oman Embassy in Dubai. For GCC residents, you can get your visa upon arrival depending on job title. Fnd out more on our food editor's holiday trip to Salalah, Oman!

  • Clubs, Socities & Charities In Oman

    Here we have a big list with contact details for all the expat clubs and societies making sure you know how to start building your social life in Oman. It's always a great way to meet other people and find a new or rejuvenate a new hobby along the way. Whether you are into sports, crafts, theatre or music there'll be something for you. Kick start your expat social life in Oman today and get on out and about!

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