Oman among top 10 countries to visit in 2017

By Staff Reporter— MUSCAT: Dec 20:  Lonely Planet, the travel guidebook, has placed Oman eight in the list of ten countries to visit in 2017. The publisher said Oman has been the ace in Arabia’s pack for a while, but with more flights than ever before and high-end hotels popping up all over the place, the sultanate looks ready to raise its game yet again. “Luxury accommodation, including the award-winning duo of Six Senses on the Musandam Peninsula and Alila in the Hajar Mountains, has long had a foothold here, but glitzy properties from Anantara, Kempinski and other high-end names are also slated to open soon. The number one country in the list is Canada, followed by Colombia, Finland, Dominica, Nepal, Bermuda and Mongolia. Myanmar and Ethiopia are ranked ninth and tenth in the list.