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Oman in pictures - Muscat
In brief +
FCO travel update: there are no travel restrictions in place for Oman.
The Sultanate of Oman is comprised of villages and mountain fortresses, palm groves (which grow at altitude), nomad camps within sand valleys, cities and towns, palaces and hotels. You would think that it had come straight out of a fairytale. Even though the country has Dubai for a neighbour, it has managed not to cover the land in skyscrapers, for the time being. On the tranquil beaches, tourists will be able to observe sea turtles, if it's the right season, digging in the sand and laying their eggs on the same beach where they were born.
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Oman is becoming known as one of the safest and most authentic of the Gulf countries and with its fairly recent sealed roads, it is now possible to explore a lot more of the country than ever before. However, despite the developed infrastructure, most visitors still prefer to stay within the comfort of a beachfront hotel in Muscat, and while Muscat ...