What to Do in Oman?
Oman has a good variety of birds.Bird watchers in Oman can take advantage of the fact that it lies on the migration path for thousands of exotic birds doing the long haul flight between Asia and Africa.Many birds, especially water fowl, migrate from faraway regions like northern Siberia, and travel about five thousand kilometers.The beaches and lagoons along the coastline are good places to spot a rich variety of marine bird-life from storks and herons to flamingos and ducks.
Visitors can see many species of birds in each of Oman’s different regions. Al Hikman Peninsula, Masirah Island, Al Wusta region beaches, the Lagoons, the beaches and springs in Dhofar are ideal places for bird observation. Many of these species live in Dimaniyat Islands and in Musandam.
In the true sense of the world,two gargantuan Brahmin bulls butt heads and lock blunt horns style untill one of them stumbles,flees or is knocked out of the arena.Human handlers restrain over aggressive bulls rather than incite them. The bulls are bred for fighting and winners can fetch up to RO 2,500.
Bullfights are held in several places along the Batinah coastline,usually on Friday afternoon at around 16.30. Barka and Seeb are the two main bullfighting sites and smaller ring located in Al Sawadi. There is also well-known bullfighting ring in Sohar. Entrance is free, and visitors are welcome. Fights are not held during the hottest summer months and Ramadan.
Time spent watching this tradition sport is an extraordinary experience.Races are spread over several days, with different sprint organized by daily for different age groups of camels. the camel are bred and trained for racing.those with Omani bloodlines are the most coveted. Winners can fetch up to RO 250000 .
The racing season runs from August to April and races are held mainly on Friday and Public holidays during winter Months.Camel races are held at tracks in As Seeb, Salalah ,the interior and Batinah region . Announcement for camel race appear mostly in Arabic Newspapers Admission is free.
Camels race to the finish line whipped by their robotic jockeys watched by large crowds and an enormous television and online audience. Although the practice of camel racing shows no sign of disappearing anytime soon the use of child jockeys has been banned after numerous human rights abuses. Children have been used to guide the camels for centuries but pressure from NGO’s and innovations in engineering technology, now see the camels ridden by robotic jockeys changing the future of the sport forever.
Oman abounds with caves of different sizes, topography and ruggedness, Caving in Oman is a grueling and challenging sport. Many caves in Oman are underground wadis .Caving is a grueling example of fantastic Adventure and recreation in Oman and should not be undertaken without professional guidance. Some of the cave exploration here is among the most hair-raising in the world and should only be attempted by experienced.
The caving network in Hajr mountains of Oman is extensive.The most famous caves in Oman , and most stunning in terms of size, is the Majlis Al Jinn.The Al Hotta cave can be found in at the foot of Jabal Shams in Tanuf valley, was one the most challenging cave.One of the largest sink hole in the world Teyq Cave is located between Taqa and Mirbat.
Oman’s beautiful coastline is formed by the Arabian Sea on the south and east, and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. Sailing on Oman’s tranquil waters at twilight is a memorable way to explore the northern coast. Experiencing the genuine Arabic hospitality,relaxing atmosphere good music and Traditional Dhow trip .
Oman is famous for its unique dhow building and courageous pioneering. There are 12 different types of dhow made in Oman, some designed for transportation, some for carrying heavy loads and people, some for fishing and pearl diving. Each are unique in their design.
There are more than 20 species of whales and dolphins either living in or passing through the seas off the coast of Oman.You will get see a schools of dolphins swimming alog side your boat and playing in its wake.Whales are not frequently seen-these gentle giants travel in smaller groups and stay under the surface for a lot longer, so you have to be little bit more patient.
Early mornings and evenings when the seas are their calmest are the best times for whale sightings. It is possible to see them from the shore,usually in cliff areas, such as Musandam, but it is better to be out at sea in a boat,where the experience is closer and infinitely more exciting.
The Sultanate of Oman is The a unique scuba diving travel destination. The waters of Oman represent an underwater paradise for diving with its wide variety of marine flora and fauna.The true treasures of Oman lie hidden beneath the surface, where the vast panorama explodes into a complex symphony of colors and corals.
With over 100 dive sites to choose from around Musandam alone, there is something to offer everyone, from the beginner to the more experienced diver. The Gulf of Oman provides for excellent tropical Coral Sea diving and is home to 85 genera of hard and soft corals and 900 species of fish.The diving in Daymaniyat Islands is the best in the Middle East .
Kayaking on the warm waters of Oman is perfect.Explore the fjords and coastal waters of Muscat as you gently paddle in 1 or 2 seater kayaks. Sea kayaking is a kayak developed for the sport of paddling on open waters of lakes, bays, and the ocean. Sea kayaks are used around the world for marine (sea) journeys from a few hours to many weeks
The trekking in Oman can be a small or large part of your holiday, the Jebals are rough hard, void of vegetation, the ability to see un interrupted is stunning, the geology , your walk can be full of modern and old history Oman will offer you dramatic and beautiful scenery, deserts, mountain ranges with fascinating wadis and many miles of unspoiled beaches.
The trekking season is generally from September to May, but the best period is October to April. Jebel Shams (mountain of the sun), is the highest point in Oman . The trek to the Wadi Nakhr Gorge(Grand Canyon of Oman), is an unforgettable experience. The Eastern & Western Regions of the Hajar Mountains have the best routes suitable for day walkers & trekkers .