Best Road Trip Routes Around Oman

best road trip routes around oman

One of the best ways to explore a new country is by taking a long drive. Road trips let you travel at your own pace and let you enjoy,explore new places, visit hidden places, and keep you engaged in your own journey. Oman is a perfect country suited for a road trip. The route of the road trip takes you along scenic coastlines, rugged canyons, dry deserts, and charming fishing villages. We are here with 7 best road trip routes around Oman.

7 Best road trip routes around Oman.

1)Muscat-Sur Coastal Road

Your fascinating Oman road trip starts by leaving Muscat and driving south along the coastal road to the beautiful fishing village in Sur. This straightforward 200 km drive is a great start to your road trip. On your way, you will witness the calm waters of the Oman gulf on your left and, on the right, the rugged eastern Hajar mountains.

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2)Wahiba Sands

Continue your Oman road trip by heading inland from the coast to explore the desert area known as Wahiba or Sharqiya Sands. Take a chance to witness real Omani life by visiting the towns of Jalan Bani Buali along the way. These towns highlight the different sides of the region.

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3) Western Hajar Mountains

Head north to witness the Western Hajar mountains. This area is more developed as compared to other areas. Western Hajar mountains offer a beautiful view with more souks, ruins, and the Nizwa Fort to explore.

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A road trip to Muscat highlights part of your Oman trip. One must-visit spot during this road trip is Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The grounds are beautiful, and aside from the 8.5-tonne chandelier adorned with Swarovski crystals, Visit Muscat’s old port of Muttrah to explore the markets and wander through the Muttrah Souq.

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5) Khasab and Musandam Peninsula

Make your road trip to the city of Khasab to explore the Musandam Peninsula. During your time in Khasab, you can explore the town and can also visit the old fort. Jeep Safaris around the peninsula are also famous.

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6)Jebel Shams

Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain, rises 3,009 metres into the clouds. If you have time to explore only one natural wonder during your road trip, visit Wadi Ghul, famously known as the Middle East’s Grand Canyon. There are several trekking paths in the mountains, out of which the Balcony Walk is most popular.

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7) Ras Al Hadd

Make a road trip to Al Hadd with a stop at Quriyat, a fishing village with a watchtower and a 19th-century fort. Also visit Bimmah Sinkhole, a natural limestone hole along with beautiful turquoise water that is 20 metres deep. You can also go camping and spend a night outdoors at Finns Beach.

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