Turquoise waters, silky sand dunes, soaring mountains, clear skies and secret oasis – there’s nothing quite like exotic Oman for a romantic holiday.
Dramatic landscapes, starry skies, old-world charm and modern comforts are replete in the Sultanate. Here you can enjoy Arabic architecture, luxury tents, outdoor adventures and some truly decadent hotels.
You will find stimulation and soothing for all your senses if you know where to go. We bring you a list of the most romantic things to do with your sweetheart in Oman to truly enjoy this jewel of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Make the most of those picture perfect backdrops. While the hotels and resorts feature authentic architecture that merges harmoniously with the stunning landscapes, you will also have more than your share of dramatic natural backdrops.
Discover Oman’s desert
Let the desert totally overwhelm you with its grandeur. Take a camel ride together or get some high-octane thrills when you go wadi-bashing in a 4×4. Sit down and watch the sun set over the dunes as you sip a cool drink with the one you love. As the stars come out at night, settle into your luxury tent. It will be a romantic moment like no other.
Relax and Unwind on Oman’s Coast
One of Oman’s most popular destinations is Al Mughsail Beach, in the city of Salalah. Here you will be awed by its beautiful sea cliffs and a blowhole that tosses water up to 100 feet! It also boasts of a sandy coast. The beach is an 8-kilometer stretch dotted with several watersport facilities and a restaurant perfect to spend some quiet romantic time with your partner. If you and your better half love bird- watching, keep your eye out for migratory birds.
Enjoy a Performance at The Royal Opera House
Situated in the Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat, this is the home of the best cultural and theatrical performances in Oman. Besides the theater, the Royal Opera House also has a landscaped garden and a cultural market. The first official production staged here was Turandot, an opera by Spanish tenor Placido Domingo. Dress up and have a posh night out at this premier center to view some unique performances.
Indulge in Outdoor Activities
Oman’s mountain ranges offer several wonderful opportunities for trekking. Jebel Akhdar in the city of Nizwa is one such area as it the Bimmah Sinkhole considered one of the most visually appealing sinkholes in the world. One of the most popular tourist activities at the Wahiba Sands is dune bashing, a kind of off-road driving that uses a large sport utility vehicle to go around the dunes.
With warm and sunny weather throughout the year, Oman is an ideal destination for those who like basking on beaches and exploring the desert.