Perched on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, the Sultanate of Oman’s stark beauty and vastly contrasting landscapes have enchanted growing numbers of tourists each year. With its magnificent desert, secret oases and breathtaking mountain ranges, Oman is an alluring destination. A tropical underwater paradise lies beneath the turquoise sea, caressing the white sandy beaches that adorn the country’s stunning 3165 km coastline. Alongside this natural wealth is Oman’s rich culture, which blends with modern infrastructure and historical features that span over 7,000 years.
Muscat, the Sultanate’s capital city, is home to over one million inhabitants and is within seven hours’ flight time of 50% of the world’s population and connected to cities in Europe, the Gulf, Africa and Asia by direct flights with the national carrier, Oman Air.
January in Oman offers ideal weather conditions for combining sport, adventure and discovery. Our marathon travel partners will ensure that you experience first class accommodation and remarkable hospitality during your stay in Muscat.
Keen to fly at discounted ‘runners’ rates? Looking to book transfers and accommodation near to the race? Maybe you’d like an extended stay in the Sultanate that allows you to kick back and relax after you’ve run the marathon. With SEAOMAN, the Sultanate’s premier charter company, you even have the chance to experience the Oman’s stunning coastline by sea. Whatever marathon experience you’re after, this year’s travel packages have something for everyone. Have a browse of our 2017 offers, here.
Places to visit
Wahaiba Sands Tour
Drive south towards the 8000 square kilometre expanse of sand to experience the magic of a true desert at Wahiba Sands, with its rolling dunes. Here you can learn about Bedouin culture and camp under a dome of stars .
Green Mountain Tour
Experience a scenic mountain road that brings you to Al Jabal Akhdar (2000 metres above sea level), with a cool climate & tropical fruit orchard.
Grand Canyon Tour
Oman’s greatest peak is so high, snow sometimes dusts the ground in winter. It is in the central section of the Hajar mountains, a fantastic region for camping and trekking.
Fascinating Forts Tour
Oman’s regional capital boasts a wealth of character. Highlights include its 17th century fort and Souq, which is renowned for its Friday cattle auction, intricately hand-carved “Khanjars” (Omani traditional daggers) & ornamental silver jewellery.
Sightsee the Batinah coast, starting with the traditional Seeb Fish Souq by the seaside. Drive through the date palms to sparkling springs, explore the 17th century fort at Nakal and end the tour at Wakan Village, famous for its terrace farming.
Travel through the most scenic spots in the country, starting by visiting Quriyat, a small coastal fishing village, then take an off road trip via Wadi Areen. End your explorations at the beautiful clear (fresh water) Wadi Tiwi.