Classic Arabia in a Modern Context
Like the other countries along the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has been transformed by fossil-fuel wealth over the last half century, but the changes aren’t as flashy or futuristic as they are next door in the UAE. Instead, here you feel more tangible connections to the past.
The capital, Muscat, was a cosmopolitan international port for centuries before the oil money started to flow. Though its Grand Mosque and Royal Opera House are extravagant new constructions, there are no skyscrapers, and civic pride rests in the beautiful waterfront boardwalk and the classic labyrinthian bazaar. Inland, diverse natural beauty is the main attraction. Wadis (river gorges) are famed for their crystal blue pools, ideal swimming. Mountain drives in the Al Hajar range lead to breathtaking vistas. And the Wahiba Sands region awes with its expansive desert beauty.
Why travel to Oman with MIR
We regularly garner raves from travelers for our inspired itineraries, and our destination experts know and love this fascinating corner of Arabia. MIR’s guides don’t just know the local scene—they’re a part of it. Whether you’re admiring a gorgeous mosque, sipping coffee in a Bedouin camp, or watching sea turtles nest on a beach, MIR makes sure the experience is both authentic and seamless.
- 35 years of travel experience
- Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
- Personalized travel planning from start to finish
- On-the-ground support
- Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
- Quality you can trust