Honeymoon in oman

Honeymoon in Oman | The Honeymoon Guide

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OVERVIEW

With romantic desert landscapes, beautiful architecture and ancient history, a honeymoon in Oman is an ideal for culture, beach and outdoor lovers and couples wondering where to honeymoon when they’ve been everywhere!

Most couples start in the old port capital city, Muscat, where the mix of ancient and modern coexists harmoniously.

It is full of architectural gems, including the sacred Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which is one of the largest mosques in the world.

Another highlight is the Royal Opera House – even if you don’t see a show, the building is beautiful.

Marvel at the sights and sounds of Mutrah Souk. Buy spices, jewellery or perfume in the shops that line the narrow laneways. Frankincense is a huge part of Omani culture and this is one of the best places to buy it.

Take a traditional Dhow cruise and enjoy the breeze in the Gulf of Oman. The Ad Dimaniyat Islands are a must. This beautiful archipelago near Muscat is perfect for diving, too.

At the edge of the city, you can soak up the Arabian sun on beaches like Al Qurum or Al Bastam, which has many luxury resorts – ideal for some relaxation.

The hotels are opulent and memorable, one reason we love a honeymoon in Oman. Marvel at the delectable eastern cuisine and regional dishes such as Mashuai.

A honeymoon in Oman is all about the delights as you travel through the country. Discover romantic and ancient terrain, arid mountains, historic forts and emerald waters of the wadi.

While it is possible to base yourself in Muscat and take day trips, we highly recommend either booking a private tour or hiring a car to explore the country.

Head to Hawiyat Najim Park for Bimmah Sinkhole. The wadis are a highlight. These ravines with pools of crystal clear water are an iconic image of Oman.

Wadi Tiwi and Wadi Bani Khalid should be on your bucket list. As should Wadi Shab with its cave waterfall.

If you brave the summer temperatures, Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve is not to be missed between May and September.

The expansive desert of the Sharqiya Sands (formerly known as the Wahiba Sands) is a sight to behold.

Go dune bashing and take a camel ride. Stay at a Bedouin camp. Learn about their ancient culture and heritage under the starry sky. Visit the Nizwa Fort, a castle that dates back to the 17th century.

Visit the welcoming villages in the Hajar mountain range. Some of Oman’s best luxury honeymoon resorts are at Jebel Akhdar, Oman’s tallest mountain.

We love the desert mountain hotels for a secluded hideaway. Hikers will be in heaven here as you trek through lost villages.

You can also go rock climbing and stargazing in this remote, rugged region. Head to Salalah for stunning beach hotels at the edge of the desert.

Is Oman good for a honeymoon? Absolutely! A honeymoon in Oman is a magical Arabian delight. It’s perfect for a beach, desert and cultural adventure with luxury hotels and beautiful hikes and delicious cuisine.


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where to tag on

Muscat is just 455km or about a 5 hour drive from Dubai, so the United Arab Emirates is the perfect addition to a honeymoon in Oman.

Oman Airways flies to multiple destinations meaning you can create a really unique multi destination honeymoon.

You can also fly to many regional highlights, like Istanbul in Türkiye or Cairo in Egypt.

There are plenty of flights from Muscat to cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Cochin in India.

Consider South Asia destinations like Nepal or Sri Lanka if you have more time.

Fly to Southeast Asia gems like Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand and Jakarta in Indonesia.

You could have an adventure in Oman with a beach add-on in Zanzibar.


Best Time To Visit

The best time to honeymoon in Oman is from October to May.

During the high summer months of June to September, it gets extremely hot and humid and temperatures can reach up to 40° C / 100° F.


how long to stay

We recommend at least 7 nights for a honeymoon in Oman.

However, the ideal duration of a honeymoon in the Oman can vary depending on personal preferences and budget.

At least 7 nights will allow you some time to recover from jet lag if necessary and have time for activities and relaxing.