Discover the Sultanate of Oman

Photo: City in Oman at dusk

Matrah Cornice

Photograph by Jose Fuste Raga, Corbis
Lights brighten twilight along the Corniche in Matrah, an important seaport in Musqat province. Oman is enjoying a modern renaissance, luring visitors with first-class hotels, views, and entertainment.

Photo: Man jumping into water in Oman

Wadi Bani Khalid

Photograph by Guenter Standl, laif/Redux
A swimmer explores a spring-fed pool at the popular Wadi Bani Khalid, near the town of Ibra.

Photo: Schoolboys in Oman

Omani Schoolboys

Photograph by Walter Bibikow, Corbis
Schoolboys share a laugh in Oman's western Al Hajar Mountains.
Photo: Hikers on rocks in Oman

Snake Through Canyon

Photograph by Eric Nathan, Corbis
Hikers use a zip line to cross a canyon on Al Jabal al Akhdar, part of the Al Hajar range.
Photo: Hotel lobby in Oman

Al Husn Hotel

Photograph by Guenter Standl, laif/Redux
Musqat's Al Husn is one of Oman's luxury hotels. Each room has a view of the turquoise Gulf of Oman.
Photo: View of town in Oman


Photograph by Reinhard Schmid, SIME
The white buildings of Muttrah gleam in early morning light.
Photo: Incense dealer burning Frankincense


Photograph by Aldo Pavan, SIME
Frankincense burns at an incense stall at the suq in Salalah. Oman has been a source for much of the world’s frankincense and myrrh since biblical times.
Photo:Green Sea Turtle at dawn by ocean

Green Sea Turtle

Photograph by Alexandra Avakian
A green sea turtle heads back to the sea after laying her eggs at the Ras al Jinz nature reserve. Turtles can also be found at the Daymaniyat Islands Nature Preserve, home to the peninsula’s best diving, just offshore from Musqat.
Photo: Matrah
Timeless hills look down upon the glittering lights of modern Matrah.
Photograph by James L. Stanfield

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