Oman Cruise Deals
Located at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, Oman is a country with an ancient history. Muscat is Oman’s capital city and its past as a major trading port is still evident in its bustling maze of market streets. There are some interesting ruins and cultural sites to visit, like the enormous sandstone Grand Mosque, the centuries-old Nakhl Fort, at the base of the Hajar mountains, and Wadi Shab, a gorgeous oasis with bright emerald pools of water. Salalah is a smaller city while Haffa is the old city and it features a market with local goods, including frankincense, a sweet-smelling resin obtained from Boswellia trees. In Salalah you can also view the 2,000 BCE Al Baleed archaeological site. Much of Oman is hot and dry, with scattered rainfall. Salalah’s weather is unique, with an annual monsoon season known as the khareef.