Those who choose to venture to the eastern end of the Arabian peninsula will encounter diverse landscapes, including magnificent mountains, stunning sand dunes, and rugged coastlines. Take a look at our top places to visit in Oman and find out why the country continues to top the list of the world’s best travel destinations.
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This spectacular canyon (wadi in Arabic) is reason enough to visit Oman. Its entrance is easily accessible by a paved road. Along the route, you’ll pass numerous turquoise pools, but they are strictly off-limits for swimming, as they provide drinking water to nearby villages. The hike also traverses swaths of terraced gardens, providing an odd touch of greenery, oleander, and palm trees, in an otherwise striking rocky landscape.
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