5 Adventurous Ways to Vacation in Oman

5 Adventurous Ways to Vacation in Oman

February 16, 2015
In case of emergency, break the routine and take an adventure!

When you think of adventure sports, you may not have Oman as a destination that comes up to your mind. However, today it is considered a haven for adventure junkies. It is not only a beautiful country but also one of the best adventure highlights across the globe. Well, new experiences are always a bonus, so pack your bags, book a flight and kick start your adventurous journey to Oman.

1. Dune Bashing at Wahiba Sands

Dune Bashing at Wahiba Sands

With easy access to most of the desert land and sand dunes in Oman, the best place to go for dune bashing is the Wahiba Sands. Dune Bashing is typically done before the sunset when the temperature is slightly lower and when you can enjoy the beautiful sights of golden rays, setting sun over the sand dunes. Even if you don’t drive by yourself, it is an amazing experience to add up in your travel memories. When you start by settling inside the truck, it feels a lot like a roller coaster. And when you see the trail at a distance from the truck, you know its going to be thrilling. After an amazing experience the highlight of dune bashing is at the top of a high dune watching the sun set.

2. Quad Biking in Bowsher

Quad Biking in Bowsher

Looking for something different to try out this vacation? Then Quad Biking in the sand dunes is a must. Put on your helmets and drive through the dunes as you reach at the top of the mountain and indulge in the magical experience of being in the sandy dunes. The Quads come in small and big size, manual and automatic. It is easy and fun filled adventure to try.

3. Wadi Shab

Wadi Shab

Wadi Shab is undoubtedly one of the most famous Wadis ( Arabic term for valley ) around the world. At its entrance, you will be access to a small boat that will follow the trail uphill as you splash through the pools until you reach the cave. Through the openings of astonishing lush palm trees and emerald green pools, you will climb over and under rocks as you reach the end of the track. Start the walk as the valley widens a little and narrows again. You can swim behind the waterfall or go to the depth of the cave. If you are a daredevil, then this cliff-jumping is a must-do.

4. Majlis al Jinn

Majlis al Jinn

Discover the second largest cave chamber and a true wonder of the world - The Majlis al Jinn Cave. This is a desired location for Base Jumpers as the only entrance to Majlis al Jinn is the small openings formed by the rainwater atop the remote plateau. A unique natural wonder that will make you wonder about the ceiling not getting closer and the floor not getting smaller. It gives you a feeling of being swallowed by the rock chimney.

5. Diving


With plenty of pristine beaches to relax on, Oman also has some of the best dive sites to explore. Abundance of colourful corals and marine life, the diving experience here is not to be missed. From experienced divers to learners everyone can get into the water, swim with the fishes and capture the turtles, rays, morays and leopard shark in real as they pass by you. With more than 110 variety of corals you enjoy the beauty and mystery of the underwater world.