The country of Oman is located in the South East of Middle East and is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Oman is filled with endlessly fascinating marine life and its culture is full of history. Its geographical bounties include mountains, reefs, deserts and especially the beautiful beaches that makes diving along the coastline (that extends to 1700 km) the best experience of one's life.
Like the famous city of Dubai, tourism in Oman has grown a lot in recent years. People are now becoming increasingly aware of the beautiful sea life of Oman. Some of the most popular beaches in Oman include Quram Beach, As-Sawadi Beach and Bandar Jissah Beach where each year thousands of people come to bath and participate in adventure sports. Some of the main attraction of Oman beaches include the chance to swim, suntan, kite surf, dive, snorkel, boat surf, comb the beaches and collect unusual and brightly colored shells.
The ideal place for morning walks and evening joggings in Oman is the Intercon Beach. Another beautiful beach is the Yitti Beach which can be accessed through a hilly terrain and is an ideal location for fishing. This beach is great for fishing and a lot of people stay overnight to camp and enjoy diving and snorkeling opportunities in Oman.
The underwater world of Oman is one of the largest tourist attractions for divers all over the world. The water depth ranges from 6 meters to 40 meters and the experience becomes even more enjoyable when people come into contact with marine life like exotic fish and coral reefs. A diver even has a big chance to encounter dolphins when out in the ocean. For people who are experiencing deep sea diving for the first time, diving instructors are available. They provide diving instructions to people who are new to this sport along with a guidebook that helps them follow the rules of deep sea exploration. As the diving sites in Oman are 99% secure, pair diving is also allowed for experienced divers in Oman.
In this long list of wonderful activities the season of 'Khareef' (an Arabic term named for the South East Monsoon) is worth experiencing as well as Salalah, the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman. An annual Khareef festival is held in Salalah where the monsoon season is celebrated and it has become an attractive tourism factor. People pitch up a number of tourists camps in the north of Salalah and create a variety of exotic, traditional dishes there. The Khareef festival was started in 1952 to boost tourism and has been widely successful since then. During their visit to the city, tourists also visit Mughsail in the west of Salalah where they can enjoy swimming. However because of the monsoon season, the seas experience high tides and swimmers have to take great care while swimming.
To take a look at more of Oman's beauty, go to Oman tourist places .