Attractions and Activities to do in Oman during the summer

By: Ahmed Al Harthi

BSc in Software Engineering with Multimedia and Masters of Business Administration in Project Management. Ahmed works as an IT manager and content creator at Omanspire.
Oman offers a variety of activities and places that cater to different interests, even during the hot summer months. Here are some things you can do:
1. Explore Salalah:
– Khareef Festival: Enjoy the annual festival celebrating the monsoon season with cultural events, music, and food.
– Visit Wadi Darbat: See waterfalls, lush landscapes, and natural beauty unique to the region during the Khareef season.
– Mughsail Beach: Relax on the beach and explore the natural blowholes.
2. Mountain Adventures:
– Jebel Shams: Hike the “Grand Canyon of Arabia” and enjoy the cooler temperatures at higher altitudes.
– Jebel Akhdar: Known for its terraced fruit orchards and rose gardens, it’s perfect for hiking and sightseeing.
4. Beach and Water Activities:
– Masirah Island: Perfect for kite surfing, windsurfing, and observing marine life like turtles.
– Fins Beach and Ras al Jinz: Great for snorkeling and watching turtle nesting.
– Dhow Cruises in Musandam: Take a traditional boat ride through the fjords, with opportunities for swimming and snorkeling.
5. Cultural and Historical Exploration:
– Nizwa Fort: Explore one of Oman’s most famous forts, with its market and historical exhibits.
– Bahla Fort: A UNESCO World Heritage site known for its impressive architecture.
– Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat: Visit one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in the world.
6. City Experiences:
– Mutrah Souq in Muscat: Shop for traditional Omani goods like silverware, textiles, and spices.
– Royal Opera House Muscat: Attend a cultural performance or simply admire the stunning architecture.
7. Wadi Adventures:
– Wadi Shab and Wadi Bani Khalid: Enjoy hiking and swimming in natural pools amidst beautiful canyon scenery.
8. Caves Exploration:
– Al Hoota Cave: Discover Oman’s largest cave system, complete with guided tours and a museum.
These activities provide a blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion, making the most of Oman’s diverse landscape and rich heritage even during the summer heat.

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  • Ahmed Al Harthi

    BSc in Software Engineering with Multimedia and Masters of Business Administration in Project Management. Ahmed works as an IT manager and content creator at Omanspire.

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