Snorkel or dive in Daymaniyat Islands

The Daymaniyat are located to the north of Muscat, and offer some of Oman’s best snorkelling opportunities. They are made up of nine islets, each surrounded by a coral reef and take about 30-60 minutes to reach from the marina in Muscat. They are an important nesting ground for hawsbill and green turtles as well as a range of migratory birds, including the rare sooty falcon. You are only allowed to land from May to the end of October. The snorkelling and diving is possible all year round, and you can see Murray Eel,  sting rays, schools of fish, sometimes black tip sharks, with whale shark sightings possible in the summer. 

For divers, you can also see the Sohal surgeonfish, Red Sea clownfish, Arabian butterflyfish, blackspotted rubberlip, Arabian Picasso triggerfish and Arabian angelfish. There are about 1,100 different species and offer a wonderful visibility of 20 to 30 metres. You can make use of walls, drop-offs, submerged reefs, swim-throughs and caves. 

Itineraries

Grand Tour of Oman

Muscat - Jabal Akhdar - Jabal Shams - Wahiba Sands - Raz Al Jinz - Salalah  

This Grand Tour of Oman gives you a comprehensive tour of all what Oman has to offer, with the opportunity to extend your time in the Northern region of Musandam, turning it from a two-week trip to a three-week trip.

15 days from £3995 p. p.

Slow Oman

Muscat - Jabal Akhdar - Wahiba Sands - Muscat  

What is a better way to experience Oman than to take your time, explore at a gentler pace and let this magical destination unfold slowly? This journey generally has you in each destination for three days rather than one or two, allowing for lazy afternoons with a good book beside the pool, or a potter through a local village before sitting down to a long lunch.

12 days from £2895 p. p.

Luxury Tour of Oman

Muscat - Jabal Akhdar - Wahiba Sands - Muscat - Zighy Bay  

This luxury tour of Oman uses the most fabulous hotels and private camps to ensure the overall experience is breathtakingly wonderful in every respect.

13 days from £4995 p. p.

Family Holiday to Oman

Muscat - Raz Al Jinz - Wahiba Sands - Jabal Akhdar - Muscat  

There is so much that will excite your children on a family holiday to Oman. Tales of Arabian nights, of vast golden deserts, bustling souqs, dramatic mountain scenery, turtle watching, and ending with some well-deserved beach time.

10 days from £2995 p. p.

Walking Holiday in Oman

Jabel Akhdar - Jabal Shams - Wahiba Sands - Muscat  

Oman is one of the best trekking destinations in the Middle East, and there are a host of superb walks and hikes to be found.

9 days from £3250 p. p.

Classic Oman

Muscat - Wahiba Sands - Jabal Akhdar - Muscat  

Our Classic Oman tour is a privately chauffeured journey through Oman and showcases the country’s wonderful highlights. Explore Oman’s beautiful beaches, rugged mountain landscapes, pretty villages, palm-fringed wadis, and the sheer beauty of the Arabian desert.

9 days from £2895 p. p.

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W Muscat

W Muscat

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The beachfront W Muscat is one of the newest luxury hotels to open in Oman’s capital. The W Muscat is located in the lively Shatti Al Qurum district. 

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Shangri-La Al Husn

Shangri-La Al Husn

$ $ $ $ $ Muscat  

The Shangri-La Al Husn in Muscat is the most luxurious of the three hotels that make up the Al Jissah Resort & Spa collection. Al Husn is exclusively adults only, and only guests staying here can use the facilities in the hotel.

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Shangri-La Al Bandar

Shangri-La Al Bandar

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The Shangri-La Al Bandar in Muscat is the second of the three hotels that make up the Al Jissah Resort & Spa collection. Al Bandar is a slightly more peaceful and sophisticated offering, perfect for both older families and couples.

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Shangri-La Al Waha

Shangri-La Al Waha

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