A fascinating heritage, rich cultural legacy and glorious weather make Oman the perfect choice for inquisitive travellers looking for a change of scene. This sun-drenched sultanate on the Persian Gulf is a bewitching melting-pot of Arabian exoticism and Western indulgence – shopaholics will be seduced by its glamorous malls and atmospheric markets, history buffs will discover a treasure trove in its museums and ancient sites, and nature lovers will be swept away by its dramatic landscapes and unique wildlife. In little more than 7 hours, direct cheap flights to Oman from the UK will speed you to Muscat International Airport and open the door to adventure.
Thanks to its reliable weather, Oman has become a popular destination for winter sun-seekers. This means that flights may be slightly more expensive, especially over the Christmas holiday peak, but you’ll benefit from more comfortable conditions for energetic sightseeing. If you’re planning a lazy beach break, take advantage of lower demand in the heat of high summer and sizzle with fewer crowds. Seasonal variations are minimal, however, and it should be relatively easy to source cheap tickets to Oman at any time of year with a little patient searching.
Both British Airways and national carrier Oman Air operate direct flights to Oman from London Heathrow, linking the UK capital with Oman’s capital Muscat in around 7 hrs 30 mins. Convenient and competitively priced one-stop alternatives include Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi and Gulf Air via Bahrain, or Emirates’ departures from London Gatwick via Dubai. Etihad and Emirates also offer one-stop routes from Manchester, along with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul.
As the main gateway to the sultanate, Muscat International Airport is well equipped to cater for the demands of global travellers. Many hotels and resorts provide their own courtesy shuttles for guests, so check before you arrive to see if your onward journey is already booked. If you’re travelling independently, options include car hire, private cab or public transport. Licensed taxis operate fixed-fee services from the airport to major destinations throughout Oman. To link into the public transport system you’ll need to walk the short distance from the terminal building to the bus stop on Sultan Qaboos Highway.
From music festivals to world heritage sights, desert safaris to deep-sea diving, a holiday in Oman is one long magic carpet ride. Go dolphin spotting on Fahal Island, watch the sun set over the dunes of Sharqiyah Sands, haggle for bargains in Ruwi Souq, or soak up the sun on Qurum Beach. Spend time exploring the capital, Muscat, famous for its magnificent mosques and world-renowned museums, or follow Dhofar’s Frankincense Route to learn more about the fascinating origins of Oman’s highly prized export. One thing’s for sure – there's no room for boredom in this exhilarating and enchanting city!
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