The Landscapes of Oman

The Sultanate of Oman offers a beautiful landscapes, each with its own appeal, making this country as beautiful as it is unique. During production of our latest project, the Oman in Focus Team had the immense pleasure of seeing all of the spectacular locations.


As one might expect, the deserts of Oman span wide areas across most of the Governorates. Though they may appear desolate, these dunes are teeming with life. Smaller animals such as scorpions, spiders and snakes are easily found, while foxes, camels and oryx roam the open spaces looking for even small bits of vegetation.


The Hajar and Samhan mountains are some of the biggest and tallest in the region. Home to many animals, such as the Arabian Leopard, Jebal Samhan in Dhofar transforms into a lush green sanctuary every year during Khareef season.


There are beautiful tropical-looking islands spread all along the coast of Oman. Virtually all of these islands make for excellent snorkeling and diving spots as the home beautiful corals, a rich turtle population and an abundance of fish. Daymaniyat Islands, close to the capital Muscat, are a popular tourist spot and Masirah Island plays an important part in the conservation of several bird and turtle species.


The northernmost part of Oman, Musandam, is marked by beautiful fjords. Hidden within these mountains are some very remote villages that are accessible only by boat, and the waters are home to a wide range of cetaceans such as the Arabian Humpback Dolphin.


Bar al Hikman is located on the East Coast of Oman in Al Wusta governorate. This wide open stretch of land has mud flats and salt pans, all leading to white sand beaches next to emerald seas.


Oman has some extraordinary and unique beaches. Some places have soft, white sand while others are rugged and rocky. All of this diversity adds to the natural beauty of the Sultanate.