Muscat: Oman has been rated as the second best destination in Asia for 2019 by Travel Lemming, a site dedicated to promoting the world’s emerging destinations and encouraging travelers to think beyond the traditional tourist traps.
Oman appeals to me because of all the different activities that you can do there in just one visit. Safaris, dune buggies and beaches all in one trip? Count me in, said one of the judges Kamelia Britton.
“Perhaps the most underrated destination in the Middle East (which, yes, we include within our Asia awards), Oman has something for every type of traveler. From taking a 4 x 4 over majestic rolling sand dunes, to relaxing at a high-end resort on a pristine beach, to wildlife safaris, you’re likely to be surprised by the incredible array of activities on offer in Oman. Its capital Muscat may lack the pomp and circumstance of flashier Middle Eastern cities (Muscat has a skyscraper ban), but it’s a charming place to experience Arabian culture. Oh, and if you visit during late summer, you can witness the spectacle of tens of thousands of turtles hatching and make their brave first run towards the ocean,” the report said.