Oman is a place I knew very little about before making my way across the UAE border into this fascinating country. Without much research or even much of a plan, I purchased tickets into Dubai with the idea of finding an ideal place to explore in the Middle East. Oman somehow seemed like the most logical choice because of its proximity to Dubai and I had no desire to spend three weeks solely in the UAE. Not without its challenges (complicated visa stuff), my wife and I finally made our way over the border with our rental car and camping equipment which would serve us well for the next few weeks.
Our time in Oman was a refreshing change of atmosphere for us and was filled with many unforgetful interactions with its people. The Omanis are beautiful and welcoming and seemed to always want to help out in whatever way they could. The more we slowed down and talked with people the more opportunities that opened up. I clearly understand why Oman is becoming a popular destination among travelers and why it’s starting to appear on many of the top travel lists. It’s friendly and charming people, diverse environments, and rich history makes it an ideal (and extremely safe) spot in the Middle East.
An unplanned trip like is often rewarding in its own way and it certainly was for this adventure. This is a country I hope to get back to again and I keep saying it would be a great place to travel with children. That will have to be the next trip!