Oman Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Oman - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Bilad Fort

  • Building/Architectural Site

One of Oman's many restored forts, this 200-year-old fortress is not as impressive some of the others, including the mammoth Nizwa fort.

Bimmah Sinkhole

  • Bath/Hot Spring

An hour north of Sur, the aptly named Hawiyat Najm Park (Falling Star Park) is home to a 40 meter-wide sinkhole that, as legend has it,...

Dhow Building Yard

  • Local Interest–Sight

As the last remaining dhow -building factory in a city famous for its carved wooden trading vessels, this workshop is well worth a visit.

New Sur Corniche Beach

  • Beach–Sight

On the newer, northern side of Sur, between the Al Maha fuel station roundabout and the Sur Beach Holiday Hotel, there is stretch of...

Old Sur Corniche Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Along the main corniche in Sur is a very active beach with shaded sitting areas, opposite where old dhows bob in the harbor, fishing...

Qalhat

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

As you approach Sur from Muscat on Rte. 17, you may notice small signs that read "The Ancient Village of Qalhat." Upon exiting the freeway,...

Qalhat Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Just off the 17 freeway at the exit for "Ancient Town of Qalhat," you'll find a strech of pristine, virtually empty beach with concrete...

Ras Al Hadd Beach

  • Beach–Sight

About 40 minutes south of Sur are the sprawling, remote beaches of Ras Al Hadd. The surrounding town has almost nothing in the way of...

Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

  • Beach–Sight

Few people have the chance to see sea turtles belly-up to shore to lay their eggs and bury them in the sand, and even fewer have the...

Sur Corniche

  • Beach–Sight

The Sur corniche is a 4-km (2½-mile) oceanfront walkway around the oldest part of the city. Along the main stretch that runs along the...

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