"We have arrived in Oman, a fertile country dotted with waterways and planted with trees, orchards and palm groves, which produces many fruits of various kinds" , wrote the famous Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta in the 14th century.
Oman – pearl of the Arabian Peninsula. Fragment of the Arabian Nights , surrounded by the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.
There are as many landscapes in the heart of the Sultanate of Oman as there are stories that begin with ' Once upon a time… '
Once upon a time there was a sailor named Sinbad, who vividly described his sailing and how forts and spice trading centers were erected from Zanzibar to Mogadishu. There was the Queen of Sheba, whose kingdom was founded on the remains of Sumhuram. And the lost city of Ubar, known as the Atlantis of the Sands. And Marco Polo who, upon arriving in the Land of Oman, declared: 'I have discovered paradise'.
A paradise for the senses
Crossing Oman means admiring a landscape that changes from moment to moment. There is the deafening silence of the red sand dunes of Wahiba, where the impression of solitude is shaded only by the echo of the sand raised by the wind. The emerald green waterfalls omnipresent in Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain), where nature explodes, cradled by the sun and irrigated by an ancient system of falaj (water channels dug into the ground). The golden reflections of the Nizwa citadel, which at sunset resembles a huge sand castle. In the Dhofar Valley, the desert produces its own gold in the form of incense pebbles. Turquoise comes to life in the coastal waters where fishermen perfect their hooks and dolphins playfully hunt.
This is simply magical. Magical like 'Une Nuit à Oman'.