Oman by Besides the Obvious

We are updating our content on-going, immediately after we are visiting any new places. So stay tuned for the most frequent & new articles. Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman is a country in Western Asia. It is situated on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula and spans the mouth of the Persian Gulf. Oman shares land borders with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen while sharing maritime borders with Iran and Pakistan. Muscat is the nation’s capital and largest city.

As you might know, our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources. Giving tips that are usually unknown to travelers and foreigners. Guides to secret places that only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about. To the hidden picturesque view. And recommending everything besides the obvious. The local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, the culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will explore our Travel Stories from Oman. Feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

Useful information about Oman

How are the politics in Oman?

Oman is a sultanate, a unitary state, and an absolute monarchy, in which the hereditary Sultan concentrates all the powers of the state. 

Is Oman a developed country?

Yes. Oman has developed unbelievably during the last six decades. The country has taken very much the profit of the petrol money and it has made significant advances in education and professional development taking relative care about gender equality. 

What is the currency of Oman?

The official currency of Oman is the Omani Rial (OMR) 

What are the most interesting places to visit in Oman?

The most interesting places to visit in Oman are Nizwa, Sur, Muscat, Bahla, Ras Al Hadd, Masirah Island, Salalah and Jabreen Castle. 

When is the best period of the year to visit Oman?

The best period for visiting Oman is from November to April. During the European summer, the temperatures in the country may be tough. 

Is Oman a safe country?

Yes. Oman is one of the safest countries in the Middle East. You can plan a trip to Oman with all the trust. 

Travel Stories from Oman

Ras al Hadd, Oman – More than turtles

If you are looking for turtles in Oman, one of the most recommended places that you will most certainly read about is Ras al Hadd. Indeed, this place is a perfect spot to see turtles, but beyond that it offers other activities as well. Here below you can find our Ras al Hadd guide, and…

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – Muscat, Oman

Read the most comprehensive overview about Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. When to visit, how to dress, is there any entrance fee? You will get answers on all your questions here by Besides the Obvious.

Where to see turtles in Oman?

Where to see turtles in Oman? In this article we will answer the question. But in short: almost in all mentioned turtle beaches. But you don’t necessarily need to pay for a tour, in the right hours of the day you might find turtles by yourself as well, very close to you! We will list…