5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Oman Right Now

Only a short drive away, a road trip to Oman should be on everyone’s bucket list – especially if you love adventures! From rock climbing on actual mountains to discovering hidden caves and chasing waterfalls, here are 5 awesome things to do in Oman…

1. Go scuba diving

Oman is one of the best places in the region to go scuba diving – or even snorkelling. They’ve got shallow coral reefs, incredible marine life, wreck dives and more! Divers – if you’re lucky, you might be able to spot a whale shark (don’t worry, they’re harmless to humans!)

insydo tip: Al Boom Diving Centre in Dubai organizes diving trips to Musandam, but make sure to book early as spaces fill up quite quickly (especially during public holidays)

2. Experience rock climbing (for real!)

Whether you’re looking for mountains to go rock climbing or deep water soloing, Oman has some awesome crags for both beginners and advanced climbers. If you’re up for a hike instead, you need to make your way to the top of Jebel Shams, the highest point in Oman! The views are incredible!

insydo tip: Wadi Daykah in Muscat has multiple rock climbing crags for various levels of difficulties. 

3. Take on the Via Ferrata

In case you’re wondering – this is nothing like the Via Ferrata zip line atop Jebel Jais. The Via Ferrata in Oman is an incredible cave hiking & climbing adventure at the top of the Jabal Akhdar mountains – that’s 6,000 metres above sea level! This is not one for the faint-hearted, but an unforgettable experience nonetheless.

4. Chase waterfalls

Ever visited Salalah? Known for its beaches, banana plantations, marine life and greenery, this sub-tropical city is filled with nature, and is home to some pretty cool waterfalls too! It’s a great place to visit for a quick weekend getaway.

insydo tip: Make sure you check out Ayn Khor – definitely one to tick off the bucket lists. 

5. Try out canyoning

If you live for adventures, you definitely need to try this! Oman is home to a lot of wadis and mountain areas, which are perfect locations for canyoning! What’s canyoning? It’s a fun outdoor adventure where you must walk, scramble, jump, climb, abseil or even swim through canyons! Wadi Ash Shab and Wadi Tiwi are great spots to check out.

insydo tip: If you’d like to visit with a group and a tour guide, Adventurati Outdoor organises regular canyoning trips to Oman, as well as other activities in the region. 

Featured image: Via IG | @kasr_1987

Read more: Check out our Adventure section for a lot more adrenaline-fuelled activities around the region…