Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is a country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia and the oldest independent state in the Arab world.
Oman is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. It has sizeable oil reserves, ranking 25th globally. In 2010, the United Nations Development Programme ranked Oman as the most improved nation in the world in terms of development during the preceding 40 years. A significant portion of its economy involves tourism and trading fish, dates and other agricultural produce. Oman is categorized as a high-income economy and ranks as the 69th most peaceful country in the world according to the Global Peace Index.
9:00am11:00am : Muscat
11:30am-1:00pm : Qurum Beach
A golden expanse of sand and sea, Qurum Beach stretches for about 4 km (2.4 mi) and provides both tranquility and developed amenities, allowing you to relax in comfort. Cool down from the day's heat with a dip in the turquoise waters before finding a shady spot off the boardwalk to bask on this family-friendly beach. Restaurants and cafes line one end of the shoreline; restrooms and showers are also available.
1:30pm3:00pm : Bait Al Zubair
Sample a portion of everyday Omani life and culture at Bait Al Zubair, a privately owned museum housing an intriguing collection of weaponry, traditional costumes, antique household items, and jewelry. Several side rooms offer a glimpse into the aesthetics of a traditional Omani room, decorated and furnished with utmost precision. Step into the garden and find the model village and cafe, where you can enjoy a freshly made cup of something in quaint surrounds.
3:00pm-6:30pm : Al Alam Palace
Stop by and take some photos at Al Alam Palace, one of six residences of Oman’s ruler, Sultan Qaboos. Situated in Old Muscat, the palace was built in 1972, and is usually used by the sultan to receive guests and host official functions. Although visitors are not allowed to enter the grounds, you can view the extravagant mansion and its meticulously manicured lawns from the gate.
10:00am-10:30am : Amouage
Learn about the artisanal perfume-making processes at Amouage, boasting a large international consumer base and boasting a history spanning several decades. Tour the site to see how perfumes and oils are made, then pick up a few scents to take back home.
11:00am-1:00pm : Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Built out of light beige sandstone, with sprawling halls and grounds, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque features a 95.5 m (300 ft) minaret and adornments in the form of massive, intricate Persian-style prayer rugs and a giant chandelier imported from Italy. To visit during open hours, dress modestly, remove your shoes, and if you are a woman, cover your hair.
1:30am-2:30am : Barka
3:30pm-5:00pm : Al Thowarah Hot Springs
10:00am-1:00pm : Nakhal Fort,
Surrounded by palm trees, Nakhal Fort offers insight into the history of the region and scenic views of the plain and the town. Named after an ancient province, the site dates back to pre-Islamic times, and the 17th-century stronghold was built to protect important trading routes. The gateway and the round towers were added in the mid-19th century, and the area underwent complete renovation in 1990. See traditional furnishings and handicrafts in the rooms, as well as a collection of historical guns at the museum. The indoor seating area at the top--with oriental rugs and colorful cushions lined against the wall--offers a quiet break from the sun. You will need to climb many stairs to tour the fort.
2:30pm-5:00pm : Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
10:00am-11:30pm : Barka Bull Fight Arena
1:00pm-5:00pm : Track Wadi Bani Awf, Al Hamra
10:00am-1:00am : New York City