Oman

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Oman

Right in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, facing the Gulf of Oman in the north and the Arabian Sea towards the southeast, lies the Sultanate of Oman. The interior of Oman is largely arid and rocky desert country, with mountainous terrain in the north and the southeast.

Most prominent are the Al Hajar Mountains stretching out across the north of Oman. Here you will find the highest mountains in the East Arabian region, and Oman's highest peak Jabal Shams (2980 m). There are wonderful hiking possibilities in both the Eastern and Western Hajar Mountains, in the high Jabal Al Akhdar range and along the rim of Jabal Shams. Some parts are pretty rough going, passing along deep canyons and gorges. Other trails connect remote and beautiful wadi's (oases).

An interesting option is hiking (and bird watching) on the remote Musandam Peninsula, a rugged mountainous enclave of Oman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) near Dubai, on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula.

Apart from the mountains, you can set out to explore the desert with camels, for instance in the Wahiba Sands south of the capital Muscat.

When visiting Oman, and for hiking in particular, avoid the extremely hot months of June, July and August.

Books

Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Oman
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras: Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO das Sultanat mit seiner weltoffenen Lebenseinstellung von den spektakulären Gipfeln und grünen Wadis des Hajargebirges bis zu den Weiten der Wahiba-Wüste - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort im Oman an. Erfahren Sie, welche... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Reisgids Oman Jewel of the Arabian Gulf | Odyssey
  • From exotic souks heaped with silk carpets, stunning silverware and pungent spices, to bewitching wadi wilderness, to five-star hotels and wonderful hospitality, this guide sensitively explores the little-visited but fascinating sultanate of Oman. Located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula, the Sultanate of Oman is a land of great... Read more
eBooks.de
Germany
2016
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2016
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Oman - Der Süden: Salalah und das Weihrauchland | Hupe Verlag
  • Duitstalige reisgids over het zuidelijke deel van Oman. Goede reisgids met heel veel infomatie voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Im Süden Arabiens liegt ein Juwel: Dank seines besonderen Mikroklimas hat sich in Südoman ein außergewöhnlicher Naturraum mit Palmenstränden; Wadis und Wasserfällen entwickelt. Direkt vor der... Read more
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Germany
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Germany
  • Lonely Planet Reiseführer Arabische Halbinsel, Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi
  • Mit dem Lonely Planet Arabische Halbinsel auf eigene Faust durch Oman, Dubai und Abu Dhabi. Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf fast 600 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Vogelgids Birds of Oman | Christopher Helm
  • Oman is a truly amazing place. In terms of avifauna it lies at the crossroads between Asian and African species--Arabian desert species to the north, and a host of Afrotropical species occurring in the monsoon-swept south that don't occur anywhere else in the Western Palaearctic. With much of the Middle East now effectively off-limits to... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Insight Guides
  • Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure Insight Guide Oman and the UAE is an essential guide to two jewels of the Middle East, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our inspirational Best of Oman and the UAE section highlights the countries unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Oman & the U.A.E (Verenigde Arabische Emiraten) | Insight Guides
  • Dé gids als het gaat om achtergrondinformatie en prachtige foto’s. Ideaal om je reis goed te plannen. Door het formaat en gewicht niet zo zeer om mee te nemen in een echte rugzak maar in een Samsonite misstaat deze niet! Uitstekend om thuis voor en na de reis uitgebreid te lezen. Kwalitatief van een hoog niveau! Engels. Inside Insight Guide... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Insight Guides
  • Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure Insight Guide Oman and the UAE is an essential guide to two jewels of the Middle East, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our inspirational Best of Oman and the UAE section highlights the countries unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section... Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
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Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Te gast in Oman | Informatie Verre Reizen
  • TE GAST IN Oman is samengesteld door en voor reizigers. Het bevat verhalen van auteurs die er gewoond of gereisd hebben. Met veel insiders informatie over land en bevolking. Om je bezoek nog beter voor te bereiden en je in te leven in de cultuur van de lokale bevolking, is de pocketreeks 'Te gast in' ideaal. Een handzaam en compact boekje met... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dubai - United Arab Emitares & Oman ITMB
  • Double-sided map from the ITMB presenting on one side a street plan of Dubai at 1:15,000 and on the reverse a road map at 1:1,400,000 covering the United Arab Emirates with Oman, with street plans of central Muscat and Salalah. All place names on both sides of the map are in the Latin alphabet only.On one side is a clearly presented street plan... Read more
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  • Dubai Street Atlas
  • Dubai Street Atlas from the locally-based Explorer Publishing in an A5 spiral-bound format, highlighting locations of hotels, various places of interest and institutions, all listed in an extensive 123-page index, with an additional directory of recommended facilities, etc. All place names are in the Latin alphabet and in English.The atlas... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dubai Flexi Map
  • Dubai on an Insight Flexi Pocket Map in their new format introduced to provide more convenient access to the special features of this series: various additional maps and/or street plans plus tourist information including a list of must-see sights. The map is tear-resistant, waterproof, and can be written on with non-permanent marker pens. On... Read more
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Germany
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