Oman Travel Guide. Find out where to travel in Oman, the Land of Contrasts, more about Oman on our website. http://oman.natgeotraveller.co.uk/. Oman travel guide and travel video with National Geographic Traveller magazine (UK). In this Oman travel video we visit the Musandam Peninsula and the Western Hajar mountains. Find out when is the best time to visit Oman. You can travel to Oman at any time of the year.
From the fjords of the Musandam Peninsula and the canyons of the Western Hajar Mountains to the diverse and colourful cuisine, Oman is a land of contrasts. Discover the country through the eyes of three locals – an adventure instructor, a fishing guide, and a chef.
Abdulhamid Alshabnooti, Adventure Instructor, twenty3 extreme
Abdulfattah Ahmed al Shehhi, Chairman, Musandam Sea Adventure
Nader al Aisari, Chef and Founder, Tanzanite Restaurant
- - What's good in Oman about adventure is the landscape. - You can see the difference of the colors between the sea and mountains and sky. We are lucky we have this place. - [Male 3] The food is very colorful. Influence coming from Africa, Asia. We have that all cocktails mixed together. When the sun sets, you enjoy the different colors. Sometimes you just sit there and forget about time. And you will never get bored of it. We are now in the Western Hajar Mountains. You drive from the capital city, which is Muscat, and the landscape just change completely. Great shapes and deep canyons and beautiful cliffs. Everything is working together to make it beautiful. Via Ferrata is an Italian word, and it means the Iron Way, or the Iron Road. A stainless steel cable attached to the rock. When you climb up, behind you is a grand canyon of Arabia. Beautiful views all the way up. - Every place in Oman have different nature. Musandam, this is special because fjords and mountains. I feel myself in a different world. When I'm young, I'm starting to fishing with my family, with my father and my brothers. The fish is important in everything. - Omani food is very diverse. We are blessed and fallen in love with great seafood. We have 1,800 kilometers of coastline. That's if you come this way, but if you do it this way, I think it's 3,200. Traditionally, people would put food in one dish. People would eat together. Food connects people. - [Alshabnooti] When I'm climbing, I feel like I'm free. And it gives me an idea about how small I am on these mountains. We are a mixed culture of people. We are known to be travelers. - [Ahmed Al Shehhi] Every day when I come to the fjords and I go and say, wow. I forget everything behind me. Just I am thinking for this time what I'm living. - [Aisari] Oman, actually all of Oman is nice and beautiful. - [Alshabnooti] Mountains and desert and beaches everywhere. The landscapes inspire me a lot because it's just beautiful.