Oman Holidays

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OMAN WITH A&K 
We always go the extra mile to reveal a country's true soul. In Oman we go several miles. At the legendary Wahiba Sands, whose starkly hypnotic dunes form the edge of the Empty Quarter, A&K transport you deeper into the desert than any other camp; staying in traditional tents of black goat's hair and dining on rugs beneath a million-tog duvet of stars.


Returning guests have provided memorable accounts of sharing the Bedouin's daily life and stalking the elusive desert oryx. And just as they did, you'll walk in the hot, sandy footsteps of Wilfred Thesiger - a literary trail that deserves our very best service.

Indeed, to do Oman justice you need A&K's superbly connected, highly experienced team with the finest 4WD vehicle fleet and top-notch local and specialist guides. The country is like nowhere else on the Arabian Peninsula with one of its oldest civilisations inhabiting a landscape of mountains, lush hills and desert behind a stunning coastline without a skyscraper in sight - the antithesis of Dubai.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent luxury holiday to Oman in 2014 and the Wahiba Sands' 100m-high dunes are just the start. There's Muscat with its superb corniche, thriving souk, and awe-inspiring mosque. A spectacular mountain drive takes you to the historic dhow-building centre of Sur - we can arrange exclusive access to study the work of the traditional boat builders - where the greenback turtle reserve lets you witness hatchlings take their first steps towards the sea.

Head inland to Nizwa, with its 17th century fort, photogenic mountain backdrop and palm oasis stretching for five miles, and you've reached the gateway to the Al Hajar Mountains. The uniquely verdant spot on the Arabian Peninsular has terraces of fruit orchards - the succulent pomegranates are to die for - and villages perched above dramatic gorges, peaks and wadis.

If you like the spectacular, you must visit the isolated Musandan Peninsula, jutting out into the Arabian Gulf. Its houses sit beneath vertiginous 2,000m rocks walls, serrated by fjords that offer super diving and dhow trips on the emerald water. It's becoming an adrenaline playground with canyoning, mountain biking and microlighting. You can even arrive in its luxury resort by paraglider; just one more surprise in an amazingly diverse country.


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Useful info

Best time to be there

Oman's climate differs from one area to another. It is hot and humid in the coastal areas in the summer between May and August, while it is hot and dry in the interior with the exception of the higher mountains, which enjoy a moderate climate round the year. The climate is best from September through to April.

Fly to

Muscat (British Airways - daily: Oman Air - daily)

flying time

7 hrs 50 minutes direct

time difference

GMT +4 hours

Visas

Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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Oman Offers

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Suggested itineraries in Oman


Highlights of Oman

from £1,575

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Family Omani Arabia

from £3,590

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Quintessential Oman

from £1,995

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Suggested accommodation in Oman

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Muscat                                           

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Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort - Al Husn

Muscat                                           

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Six Senses Zighy Bay

Musandam                                         

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Grand Hyatt Muscat

Muscat                                           

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Wahiba Sands

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Our top Oman offers

Chedi  Muscat with Abercrombie & Kent

The Chedi, Muscat

Save from £300 per person
Stay 7 nights at The Chedi from just £1,375 per person including flights, transfers and breakfast. Valid for travel between 10th January 2015 and 31st January 2015. Book by 24th January 2015. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

SPEAK TO A TRAVEL CONSULTANT ON 01242 850 661

 

Al Bustan Palace

Al Bustan Palace, Oman

Save from £570 per person
Stay 7 nights at Al Bustan Palace, Stay 7 nights at Al Bustan Palace from just £1,195 per person including flights, transfers and breakfast. Valid for travel between 4th January 2015 and 30th January 2015 Subject to availability. Book by 30th November 2014. Other offers available for different dates.

SPEAK TO A TRAVEL CONSULTANT ON 01242 547708

 


Chedi, Muscat

The Chedi, Muscat

Save from £290 per person
Stay 7 nights at The Chedi, from just £1,295 per person including flights, transfers and breakfast. Valid for travel between 1st December 2014 and 21st December 2014. Book by 14th December 2014 Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

SPEAK TO A TRAVEL CONSULTANT ON 01242 850 661

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort - Al Husn

Al Husn, Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat

Save from £315 per person
Stay 7 nights at Shangri-La Al Husn from just £1,320 per person including flights, transfers, breakfast and free upgrade to Deluxe Sea View Room.
Valid for travel between 1st December 2014 and 25th December 2014. Book by 30th November 2014. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

SPEAK TO A TRAVEL CONSULTANT ON 01242 850661



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