Top Things to do on a Wonderful Muscat Omani Holiday Trip

Gorgeous Muscat city is the vibrant capital of Oman that offers charms of the Middle East and boasts of grand & impressive mosques, busy & bustling souks and breathtaking nature’s spectacle.

When you are looking to plan out a holiday in Muscat then it will be good in considering the below listed things and activities for having a fun filled and enjoyable trip with family or friends.

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Explore Mutrah Suq:
Do you want to explore one of the oldest souks in the Arab world? Then visiting Mutrah Suq will be the best choice. With a network of winding alleyways where the traditional and modern sit side by side, Mutrah Suq is a busy market place where you can try your hand at bargaining with sellers for frankincense, Asian spices, precious gems, gold, silver, antiques, Indian and Omani artifacts.

Visit Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque:
It will give you goose bumps while visiting a large and impressive Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which was built as a birthday gift to the nation from Sultan Qaboos to celebrate 30th year of his reign. This beautiful and enticing mosque was opened in 2001. The interior of this mosque are rich and grand, which showcases the second largest hand loomed prayer carpet in the world. By visiting this place, you can witness a grand and breathtaking example of modern Islamic architecture.

Grand Mosque

Watch the Sea Turtles:
Travelling to Muscat will offer some unique opportunities in which you can enjoy the chance to experience one of the natures’ wonders .i.e. sea turtle nesting. By opting for an excursion to Ras Al Hadd, you can enjoy striking sights (in the evening) of turtles nest on the beach and run back to the sea. It will give you a unique experience for nature lovers to be a part of this amazing phenomenon of witnessing nature’s majestic creatures from a close distance.

Watch the Sea Turtles

Enjoy Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling:
Dolphin watching & snorkeling in Muscat Oman is a most popular activity, which is enjoyed all year round by the tourist. The Omani clear water is a home to a variety of dolphins and whale species. It will be a delight to watch the dolphins play in-front of your eyes. In order to experience some thrill and adventure, you can opt for exciting snorkeling water sport.

Dulphin Watching tour

Whether you are travelling with family or friends to Muscat, it will be better to consider well planned tour packages from a reliable tour operator like Smart Travel & Tourism or Smart Oman Tour; this will help in enjoying a relaxed holiday trip in a convenient and economical way. You can opt for a well planned Muscat tour or look out for guided Muscat dolphin watching packages from Smart Oman Tour to have utmost fun and enjoyment. We assure you of providing an exceptional service that will make your holiday trip to Muscat Oman a memorable one.


Amouage Perfume Tour to Oman

A lot of nations in this world don’t place such a high demand on stuffs that transform the natural fragrance of the human body. Since I knew virtually nothing regarding Oman prior to touring here, I idealistically had the preconceived belief that it may be one of those destinations.

However, after arriving in Oman I learned from my group leader that my imagination was absolutely incorrect. Here in Oman, people pride themselves on smelling of lovely and rich perfumes. In fact, it is an important segment of their customs that, right from birth, the Omani folks are decorated in unique fragrances, like rose oil, sandalwood and frankincense. Well, it does not stop there. The utilization of perfumery became a form of artistic self expression. Omani folks learn the art of wearing diverse perfumes according to occasions, mood and seasons; perfumes are applied to the individual, hair, garment and smoked into the air.
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Amouage – the king of fragrances:
Discovered more than a quarter of a century before, Amouage is a luxury perfumery  that brings inspiration from its origin of the Sultanate of Oman, imparting reference points from a colorful and rich legacy that sparks the imagination of everyone who come into touch with its magnificent products.

This perfumery is placed in Oman, just outside of the town of Muscat. A bunch of small constructions, it’s overshadowed by a massive new construction that’ll lodge the entire operation when completed. I was fortunate enough to witness the Amouage perfumery in Muscat. I’ve come across many Amouage fragrance shop in shopping malls here in the Middle East, but did not understand what it actually is. Most fragrances in Muslim nations are composed of pure oil essence only. There’s some alcohol in Amouage, which lightens it up a little, but it still possesses the closeness and lasting authority of the oils. A lot of are truly heavy in myrrh and frankincense, and I was amiably amused at the number of lighter permutes available.
The fragrance brand has developed in Oman via Amouage’s existing property in Muscat. The 2-storey perfume house opened its gates to travelers to witness the different phases of perfume making from constituent maceration to bottling & packing and also clarifying the fragrance extraction procedure.

We also visited a room that lets us know regarding the complexities of Amouage perfumes, those of which were separated into individual fragrances. A station  full of constituents enabled us to have a closer glance at both the individual notes concerned in the fragrance making procedure and how exceptional these Middle Eastern scents are in comparison to what I am familiar with smelling back home.
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During my Amouage Oman tour, I had learned so many things. Though the Amouage fragrances are a bit expensive, but when you see the attention that goes into making it, you can comprehend why.

To arrange a customized Amouage Oman tour, please contact Smart Oman Tour. Initiated in 2011, we’re a leading tour operator in Oman specializing in packaged base and also tailor-made trips across Oman. For any help please get in touch with us at +96896949698.

Top 5 Sensational and Charming Secrets of Oman

Oman is a country in the Middle East having subtle blend of old world charm and modern development that offers good shopping, nightlife, lovely hotels, exotic beaches, little mud brick Omani villages at countryside, rugged mountains, canyons , sand dunes and great wadis. On a vacation tour to Oman on this New Year, you can explore best kept secrets of Oman’s breathtaking natural beauty, rolling desert lands and intriguing architectures. By visiting some great destinations or places in Oman, you can make your Oman vacation trip a memorable one with family or friends.

Let us discuss about the locations that are like hidden gems or secrets of Oman, which should be explored on a guided tour:

1. Ras Al Jinz for Turtle Watching:
Thousands of turtles migrate annually to Omani coastline, which makes beautiful remote beaches of Oman as one of the prime location for turtle watching. You can find different species of turtle like the Green Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle and Leatherback Turtle at one of the beaches such as Ras Al Jinz, where turtle lay their eggs in golden sands. It is believed that 50,000 eggs are laid each year at Oman’s shoreline, which makes it a world’s magnificent wildlife spectacle.

Ras Al Jinz for Turtle Watching

2. Explore Beautiful Scenery at Jebel Harim:
Jebel Harim is also known as “the Mountain of Women” that offer sensational views and beautiful scenery, which seems to be visually enriching during a day trip. Home to an array of fossils and other archeological treasures, Jebel Harim is a must-see location for anyone with an aptitude for nature and lover of scenic beauty.

Beautiful Scenery at Jebel Harim

3. Yiti Beach:
Oman’s capital Muscat boasts of a traditionally unspoiled Omani beach-Yiti that offers idyllic views, glorious golden sands and clear blue seawater. The truly tranquil setting at his beach makes it perfect for traveler to enjoy a relaxing afternoon or afternoon dip in simple serenity.

Yiti Beach in oman

4. Masirah Island:
In Oman tourism, Masirah Island is considered as one of the hidden gem, which has turned into one of the most popular tourist destination. Compared to mainland of Oman, Masirah Island’s climate is much cooler, which makes this perfect place to spend some good time. This small island is home to shops, cafes and restaurants as well as a couple of guest houses. Travelers or tourist looking for spending a night or two, beachside camping can have a great time at Masirah Island. One can enjoy here, adventurous water sports, bird watching and dolphin watching activities.

Masirah Island

5. Wahiba Sands:
The large desert area of Wahiba Sands is situated just four hours from Oman’s capital Muscat city, which offers a truly impressive sight as well as is a home for interesting range of vegetation, wildlife and over 3000 Bedouin settlers. On a full day Wahiba tour from Smart Oman Tour, one can meet a Bedouin Family and enjoy their great hospitality. With us you can also enjoy exhilarating guided dune bashing that will consist of going up and down the dunes like roller coaster with 4×4.

Sand Dune

To have utmost fun and enjoyment, you can also opt for our economical and well planned Wadi bani and wadi bani Khalid Oman tour package that will not only help you explore golden and fascinating desert but also will take you to most picturesque wadis of Oman- Wadi Bani Khalid.

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Explore The Outstanding Oman Sights In This Summer

Right now, Oman is so hot. Don’t think it’s boiling; but hot at specific times  when the mercury touches 40C. But thanks to the tourism industry of Oman, as it has earned a growing appreciation for its natural and cultural offerings.

Located on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is a spectacular country with widespread deserts, miles of empty beaches, amazing mountains and many more natural sights to explore. Though it has an extensive list of alluring places to visit; so it’s very confusing to pick a destination for your holiday vacation.

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A Phenomenal Tour in Muscat
Most worldwide visitors love to visit Muscat, a capital city of the Sultanate of Oman. However, it’s worthwhile to spend a few days in this marvelous capital before heading for experiencing the real adventure and romance in the deserts, beaches and mountains.

Beautiful place in Muscat

Muscat is a splendid city with a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional aesthetics. This city comprises of vibrant towns like Ruwi, Mutrah and Old Muscat, plus a small area stretches approximately 50km along the Arabian Sea. If you are out of time, then you can see the sights on a guided Muscat city tour with Smart Oman Tour. Now we are providing unique Oman tour packages to enjoy seeing the amazing sights perfectly within a limited time period.

What To Do in Muscat
Built as the mark of Sultan Qaboos’s reign, the Grand Mosque is the splendor landmark in Muscat. With the restrained exterior, which was built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone, this mosque is the must-visit destination throughout Oman. In the main prayer hall, there is a sparkling 14 meter tall chandelier which stands out as the second largest handloom Persian carpet.

Muscat main prayer hall

Besides the Grand Mosque, the Royal Opera House is considered as the cultural centerpiece of Muscat as it hosts a wide range of cultural programs like opera, ballet, Islamic and Arabic music and other entertaining events. If you don’t want to watch the shows, then go on a tour to the magnificent building, which is open to the public for a couple of hours in the morning, seven days a week. Take your camera and don’t forget to click pictures.

Explore the Mountains
Want to give a true test of nerve? If yes, then head over to Jebel Shams (the highest mountain of Oman, 3075m), Wadi Ghul (it’s the answer of the Arabian Gulf to the Grand Canyon) and Jebel Akhdar. With a 4WD, enjoy seeing the dramatic scenery of the mountain ranges and memorable panoramas of the nature.

Jebel Shams highest mountain

Witness the Nestling of Turtles
Five out of seven amazing species of sea turtles are found in the spectacular Omani waters. Among the five, two of them are green and loggerhead turtles who come to the shore for breeding purposes. Ras Al-Jinz, situated in the Arabian Peninsula is the hot spot for watching turtles.

Nestling of Turtles

Like our choices? If yes, then hurry up and book the Oman adventure tour from Smart Oman Tour. With the available Oman trip packages, be sure to witness the magical ambiance of nature and take part in adventurous activities. For more details, follow us on @smartomantour!