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Oman Flag The Sultanate of Oman is a country located in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninisula. It borders Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, and has coasts on the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, and the Arabian Sea. Omani territory includes two exclaves: Madha, which is entirely enclosed by Emirati territory, and Musandam, which is a separated from Oman by Emirati territory but which is a peninsula jutting into the Persian Gulf at the Strait of Hormuz.

As of 2009, the population of Oman was estimated as being 2,845,000. The country's capital and largest city is Muscat, which, as of 2008, had a total population of 1,090,797 in the city and surrounding metropolitan area.

Oman Country Details


Country Name Oman
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Middle East
Flag Oman Flag
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Muscat


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Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Anthony Ham

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore ancient souqs in labyrinthine alleyways; dine in the world's tallest building; and feel the allure of Arabia's desert dunes; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - culture, history, religion, art, literature, music, dance, architecture, politics, cuisine
  • Over 70 maps
  • Covers Bahrain, Manama, Kuwait, Kuwait City, Oman, Muscat, Dhofar, Qatar, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Gharbia and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula, our most comprehensive guide to Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Check out Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi for a comprehensive look at all Dubai and Abu Dhabi have to offer, or Pocket Dubai, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Middle East for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Oman (Bradt Travel Guide Oman)
By Diana Darke

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Oman (Bradt Travel Guide Oman)
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Bradt's is the most up-to-date and informative guide to Oman, the Arabian peninsula's most welcoming destination, fully revised and updated by an author who has been living in Oman and Arabia since 1986. Oman is finally reaping the economic benefit of its location between Europe, Africa and Asia with substantial investment in major shipping ports and significant expansion of the national airline with new routes to Western Europe and East Asia. Despite being at the crossroads of great trade routes and empires, Oman has remained an independent country through much of its long history, and today tourism and travel are a major focus for Oman's government. This new edition covers the recent substantial investment in new airport facilities and upmarket accommodation and also features the historic UNESCO towns of Samharam and Al Balid. If you want to live like a local, the guide also tells you how to slow cook the traditional spiced meat shuwa and how to be a perfect guest if invited into an Omani home.
Oman is not merely a desert. While it has the classic sand seas – Wihibah Sands – home to the nomadic Bedouin and their camels, this sultanate also boasts lush monsoon-soaked valleys near Salalah, mountain villages surrounded by green terraced fields of fruit trees and rose bushes, and the reef-fringed Ad Dimaniyyat Islands. With such a varied wilderness there is huge scope for adventure. Oman is increasingly perceived as a high-end cultural destination. The new Opera House has opened, directly supported by the Sultan, with top-notch international performers like Placido Domingo. The guide includes advice on property buying, since Omani law changed to allow expatriates to buy, explaining the rules and regulations. There is also a detailed overview of language schools teaching Arabic, not found in other guides. With advice on cultural etiquette, basic Arabic phrases and political history – as well as full practical information on where to stay and eat, and what to see and do – this fully updated edition remains the essential guide for travellers looking to discover the real Oman.

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Stuart Butler & Andrea Schulte-Peevers

Brand: Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feel the allure of Arabia's desert dunes, dine on top of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, or wander through the labyrinthine souqs; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including culture, history, religion, art, literature, music, dance, architecture, politics, and cuisine
  • Over 70 local maps
  • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Walking Tours, and Arabia's Top 15
  • Coverage of Bahrain, Manama, Kuwait, Kuwait City, Oman, Muscat, Dhofar, Qatar, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Gharbia, Yemen, Sana'a, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula, our most comprehensive guide to Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Dubai? Check out Lonely Planet's Dubai & Abu Dhabi guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Dubai, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Middle East guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Jenny Walker, Stuart Butler, Anthony Ham, and Andrea Schulte-Peevers.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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The Rough Guide to Oman
By Gavin Thomas

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Released: 2011-10-31
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The Rough Guide to Oman is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's most exciting emerging tourist destinations, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Oman attractions.

Discover Oman's highlights in the full-color introduction packed with stunning photography and information on everything from experiencing an oasis of traditional culture to the frantically modernizing Gulf states. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Oman, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets.

The Rough Guide to Oman also includes two full-color sections describing the country's most notable architectural wonders, plus a detailed guide to the very best food and drink. Explore every corner of this captivating country with easy-to-use maps to make sure you don't miss the a thing. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Oman.

Insight Guides: Oman & the UAE
By Insight Guides

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Insight Guides: Oman & the UAE
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Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure



Insight Guide Oman and the UAE is an essential guide to two jewels of the Middle East, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our inspirational Best of Oman and the UAE section highlights the countries' unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, and our selective listings bring you the best restaurants and activities on offer. Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into contemporary life in Oman and the UAE, from religion to sports to expatriate communities. A detailed Places section, with full-color maps cross-referenced to the lively narrative written by our local author, guides you around the two countries, from the skyscrapers of Dubai to the remote wilderness of Oman's Empty Quarter.



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  • A fully-overhauled edition


  • Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings these enchanting countries and their people to life.


  • Highlights of the countries' top attractions, including awe-inspiring architecture, bustling souqs, remote wadis, and monumental forts in our Best of Oman and the UAE.


  • Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole of both countries from ultra-modern cities to time-warped mudbrick mountain villages.


  • Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best restaurants.


  • Free app for every customer.






About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



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Oman
By Reise Know-How Verlag

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Oman
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Paw Prints in Oman: Dogs, Mogs and Me (Volume 1)
By Charlotte Smith

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**New York Times bestseller** When Charlotte’s husband is offered a job in Oman, he persuades her to leave comfortable, rural England and join him. But playing tennis, avoiding coffee mornings and being a perfect wife and mother in the Middle East is not enough. Charlotte convinces a local veterinary clinic to employ her and throws herself into assisting the vets, overcoming her fear of birds and rehoming hundreds of stray cats and dogs. Cyclones, earthquakes, transvestites, unwanted paramours, cultural differences, tears and laughter follow as seven years flash by. Will Charlotte stay, or gather up the motley crew of pets she has collected and head for home?
Oman & the UAE (Insight Guide Oman & the UAE)
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One of over 400 titles in the Insight series,

Insight Guide Oman & United Arab Emirates. This 318-page book includes a section detailing the history of the countries, 10 features covering aspects of the life and culture, ranging from the blood lines of the Bedu to the unusual sport of camel racing, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus many high quality photographs and 19 maps.

Oman Under Arabian Skies: Unabridged
By Mr. Rory Patrick Allen

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Oman Under Arabian Skies: Unabridged
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A traveller's tale through the exotic land of The Sultanate of Oman. A land of oases, deserts, mountains and ancient cities carved from stone. A land that boasts The Queen of Sheba, Sindbad the sailor and the lost city of Ubar that has been buried beneath the sands of The Empty Quarter for millennia. A country that was heralded for its' wealth in Frankincense and it is from Oman that the ancient trade of Frankincense began in the Classical World. Oman is a country where Bedouin still wander through the desert as they have since time immemorial. A mystical country where eagles soar over the mountain that is home to the Tomb of the prophet Job, a prophet in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Embark, with the author, on a magical and mystical Arabian Odyssey through The Sultanate of Oman.

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