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gulf

gulf

The Gulf of Oman borders the famous Emirates coastline made famous with ‘The World’ and ‘The Palm’ in Dubai, however Oman is no less a place to visit. The gulf makes its way out to the Indian Ocean and has some fantastic coastline that we highly recommend. Oman itself has 1700km coastline with lush, green wadis, with deep flowing water, often all year round, perfect for that refreshing dive!

Boasting year-round sunshine, pristine beaches and some spectacular places to stay Oman is becoming ever more popular, particularly as a destination for some winter sun.  From October to April the temperature is between 25C and 35C - the perfect antidote to Europe's cold, wet, grey winters.  We don't recommend visiting this part of the world in the summer, as temperatures regularly exceed 40C.

We have found the top two picks of an exceptional array of hotels and recommended the spectacular:

  • Six Senses Zighy Bay  - located in a secluded bay on Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, hidden behind a range of dramatic mountains and set on a splendid 1.6km sandy beach. It's an ideal place to get away to relax, recover and have time to think and recharge!  This is an all-villa hotel.
  • The Chedi - with its successful fusion of the contemporary and the exotic.  We love the private beach and that The Chedi has 2 adult only pools and one family pool - it keeps everyone happy.

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Weather and seasons

Oman experiences hot weather for much of the year around peaking in July and August when the temperature reaches above 40°C. The Spring and Autumn months are often the best time to visit when the temperatures are in high 20s/ low 30s and the sun is still shining. The coldest Oman will get is in January and February with an average minimum temperature between 10 and 14 °C, the mountainous areas further inland do have lower temperatures than the rest of the country and receive comparatively high levels of rain.

Everything else

  • Flying time from London:  7 hours
  • Currency:  Omani Rials
  • Language:  Arabic
  • Visa requirements:  Visas are issued on arrival for 20 Omani Rials
  • Time difference:  GMT +5

 

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six senses zighy bay

six senses zighy bay


oman, gulf    7 nights from £1,899

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located in a secluded bay, near a romantic fishing village, with all-villa accommodation and a private marina, between dramatic mountains to the rear and a broad a 1.6 km sandy beach in front. Arrive by speed boat, 4 x 4 or paraglider!

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the chedi

the chedi


oman, gulf    5 nights from £1,100

The Chedi has an excellent beachfront location with 370m private beach and soothing views out over the Arabian Gulf. There's an excellent spa, tennis courts, and both family and adults-only pools - so everyone stays relaxed and happy. The fabulous restaurant serves Indian, Mediterranean, Asian and Arabic cuisine from four open kitchens.

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shangri la barr al jissah

shangri la barr al jissah


oman, gulf    7 nights from £1,200

The Shangri-La sits between the dramatic, rugged mountains and the spectacular waters of the Gulf of Oman. The resort consists of three hotels: Al Waha, Al Bandar and Al Husn.

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alila jabal akhdar

alila jabal akhdar


oman, gulf    10 nights from £2,865

Alila Jabal Akhdar is dramatically situated on a cliff top above a gorge with awesome views out over the Al Hajar Mountains.

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