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Discover the Hidden Jewel of the Middle East: Oman

Arrive at Oman’s premier northern coast resort by 4x4 or paraglider! Just 75 miles from the Dubai airport, Six Senses Zighy Bay is a must. With natural beauty, an abundance of activities, and impeccable hospitality, you may not want to leave.

Nestled on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula lies Oman, a breathtaking destination that offers a unique blend of ancient charm and modern luxury. Oman stands out for its untouched natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and the unmatched hospitality of its people. It is also one of the safest and cleanest countries in the world.

My intrigue with the road less traveled led me to Oman, initially sparked by N.A. Schnall’s compelling narrative, A Woman Alone in Oman: Three Weeks Along the Arabian Coast, published in the New York Times in 2022. The nuanced observations of a solo female traveler unveiled the country's understated beauty, inspiring a deep appreciation for its stunning vistas, and the warmth of

its people.

Oman’s landscape is dotted with wadis, or riverbeds, which transform into lush oases after the rains. These hidden gems offer a tranquil escape and a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers.

For those seeking an authentic desert experience with a touch of luxury, glamping in the Wahiba Sands is a must. The vast expanse of golden dunes provides the perfect backdrop for a night under the stars in a traditional Bedouin tent.

The village-inspired resort in Oman offers a range of villas, suites, and beachfront retreats, each with a private pool, and traditional summer house.

Oman's diverse landscape offers a plethora of hiking opportunities for enthusiasts of all levels. The Jebel Akhdar, or Green Mountain, is renowned for its terraced gardens and traditional villages. For the more adventurous, the trek to the summit of Jebel Shams is a challenging, yet rewarding experience.

Oman's true essence, however, lies in the warmth and geniality of its people. Omanis are known for their friendliness and generosity, often inviting visitors into their homes for a cup of traditional Omani coffee and dates.

Oman is a destination that delivers an array of experiences to fill a few days to a few weeks. Whether you're an adventurer, a nature lover, or someone seeking a taste of authentic Arabian culture, Oman beckons with open arms. I always love to talk about travel, so feel free to email me at

By Tanya Gilbert

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