Family Holiday to Oman

Best time to go: October Half Term, Christmas Holidays & February Half Term & Easter Holidays
Best for: Family Holidays, Culture & Beach, Cultural & Immersive

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. You will have your own driver/guide throughout, so the family can sit back and take it all in.

Spend your first two nights in Muscat. Set out to explore the superb Daymaniyat Islands which offer fabulous snorkeling, and the chance to see dolphins. For more cultural families, we can arrange for you to see a little of Muscat. Stroll through exotic souqs, fish markets, and visit the grand mosque.

You will then drive south, where the children will love a chance to dive into a wadi. We suggest stopping at Wadi Arbaeen, which is less busy than many of the more well-known wadis. You can stop at the dramatic Fins and Tiwi Beaches on the way to Raz Al Jinz Beach. Here, you can set out that night to see turtles nesting.

The next day, set out to Wahiba Sands (now known as Sharqiya Sands). This vast desert has dunes rising to 600 feet. You will spend time doing the obligatory dune-bashing, which your children will obviously think is terrific. Spend a night in an authentic desert camp and set off as a family on camels at sunset. Return to a delightful Arabian barbecue in your camp.

The next day takes you up to the mountains. We suggest breaking the journey you can stop at another remote wadi for some cooling off time. You will spend a couple of days in the mountains, doing some short walks tailored around the age of your children. For older families, we can up the adventure levels and add in mountain biking.

Finally, head back via the dramatic off-road route to Muscat, taking in Wadi Bani Awf. Spend three nights of gentle R&R, or as your children will see it – pool and beach time.

We can tailor any of this itinerary, and if you only have a week at Half Term, we can tighten the itinerary to make it all fit with the time you have to play with. 

Guide Pricing

Starting At

  • LOCATION:
  • £2995 - £3995
    Silver Gold
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.

    Highlights

    • This family holiday to Oman includes a private driver/guide throughout
    • Dive into remote wadis
    • See turtles laying eggs at night
    • Dune bashing through Wahiba Sands
    • Trek through abandoned Omani mountain villages

    Suggested Hotels

    Day 1-2
    Shangri-La Al Waha

    Shangri-La Al Waha

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Shangri-La Al Waha in Muscat is the entry-level hotel in the Al Jissah Resort & Spa collection. Perfect for families, the resort is closest to the kids club, and children’s pool.

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    Day 1-2
    Shangri-La Al Bandar

    Shangri-La Al Bandar

    $ $ $ $ $  

    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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    Day 3
    Carapace Lodge

    Carapace Lodge

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Carapace Lodge at the Ras al-Jinz Scientific and Visitors Centre is the perfect base to walk to Ras al-Jinz beach, famous for the nesting place of the endangered green turtle, just 10 minutes from the lodge. It is the best place to see turtles in Oman.

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    Day 3
    Carapace Lodge

    Carapace Lodge

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Carapace Lodge at the Ras al-Jinz Scientific and Visitors Centre is the perfect base to walk to Ras al-Jinz beach, famous for the nesting place of the endangered green turtle, just 10 minutes from the lodge. It is the best place to see turtles in Oman.

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    Day 4
    1000 Nights Camp

    1000 Nights Camp

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The 1000 Nights Camp is an authentic desert camping experience located in the Wahiba Sands in Oman. 

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    Day 4

    Desert Nights Camp

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Desert Nights Camp is located eleven kilometres into the dramatic desert of Wahiba Sands in Oman and has 30 luxurious air-conditioned tents.

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    Day 5-6
    The Sahab Resort & Spa

    The Sahab Resort & Spa

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Sahab Resort & Spa overlooks a dramatic canyon in the Jabel Akhdar in Oman. The Sahab is a reasonably priced boutique hotel and is designed using local stone that blends seamlessly into the landscape.

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    Day 5-6
    Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

    Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar Resort is located on the edge of a curved canyon on the rocky Saiq Plateau in Oman and comprises 115 guest rooms and suites.  

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    Day 7-9
    Shangri-La Al Waha

    Shangri-La Al Waha

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Shangri-La Al Waha in Muscat is the entry-level hotel in the Al Jissah Resort & Spa collection. Perfect for families, the resort is closest to the kids club, and children’s pool.

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    Day 7-9
    W Muscat

    W Muscat

    $ $ $ $ $  

    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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