Photogenic Places You Will Miss, If You Don't Rent A Car In Oman.


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Are you planning to visit Oman for your vacation? Are you looking for some amazing pictographic spots? Then, Glue yourself to this blog and rule the Instagram feed.

Oman is not only celebrated for its cultural charm but also for its history and archaeological treasure. Unlike its neighbors, Oman is not a hyperbolizing country. Oman is one of the most underrated gulf countries. It is home to the most beautiful landscape and cities in the Middle East.

Oman is known for its deserted land. Most tourists appreciate its hidden gems from wadis, mud villages, mountains and mosques. Tourists have felt that having a rental car to get around Oman is the best way to explore the country. So, they prefer renting cars and what better choice than to enjoy a stress-free vacation.

Though a short trip won't do justice to the country. If you have only a few days then focus on the must see places in Oman and visit those places.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a gift to the citizens of Oman from their former King Sultan Qaboos bin Said on the occasion of his completion of three decades of rule. This is the largest mosque in Oman and is located in the heart of Oman in Muscat city and dominates the skyline of Muscat. The only mosque in Oman which is open for all including non-muslims.

The Grand Mosque is the tallest structure in the country. The cubic mosque with five minarets symbolises the five pillars of Islam. The main minarets measure 90 meters and the other four 45 meters. The central dome is 50 meters in height. The main musalla (prayer hall) holds over 6,500 worshippers. With additional women's musalla, which 750 women can accommodate at a time.

The interiors of the mosque are as grand as its name. The vibrant embellished mosaic pattern on the walls possesses a tradition with a modern theme. The Dome holds one of the world's largest chandeliers. The floors are garnished with one of the largest carpets in the world which weighs 21,000 kilograms. It took around six years to complete the structure of The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.

If you miss visiting this breathtaking grand mosque for sure you will regret it later. The best way to visit the mosque is through a rental car. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is located 12 mins away from Muscat International Airport.


Sur is also known as the spiritual home of Sinbad, the sailor. This small port city is 200 KM away from the main city Muscat. After visiting the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, Sur is the next best spot to visit. Go on a long drive in your rental car from Muscat to Sur city and enjoy the serene views of mountains and beaches.

Sur is a city for sightseeing, visit the dhow factory to visualize the traditional method of crafting boats with no nails and glue. Also, you will find many ancient monuments like castles and forts present here. Enjoy clicking pictures around and sightseeing the ancient monuments. Bilad Sur Castle was built to defend the town from the marauding tribes. Other famous monuments to visit are Al Ayjah Fort, Oman City Lighthouse and Old Town of Sur in Oman.

If you are a lover of sea life then Sur city is a must-visit place for you. Visiting the turtle beach in Oman is what most tourists do. You will find five species of turtles out of seven in the world. Enjoy the bond with the turtle in Sur City and click yourself with nature.

Wadi Bani Khalid

Wadi Bani Khalid is the best place to choose if you are a water baby and craving a long drive. Wadi is 2 hours drive away from the city of Sur. After a long drive between mountains and desert sands, the view you get to treat your eyes is stunning

The green reflecting water and palm trees surrounding, relax your soul and find the best picture spot to be clicked. Grab your rental car and go on a drive to visit Wadi Bani Khalid. This is the perfect place to cool in the hot desert. The government has organized a car parking facility in the location for the convenience of guests.

Wadi has been developed with the construction of bridges, toilets, seating areas and has some dining options as well. The first pool is the largest of all with schools of fish that give you a free foot massage when you waggle your feet in the water. Swimming in the Wadi Bani Khalid is a different type of experience with fishes all around you.

Following the signs, you can reach the second set of pools and caves. Compared to the main oasis other oases are smaller in size. To have a refreshing day, it will be a perfect picnic spot with your companions with all facilities to enjoy the natural atmosphere.


Compared to other cities in Oman, Salalah has a non-identical climate because of its geographical location. Salalah is located in the southern part of the country. Salalah was once considered to be the capital city of Oman. Most tourists visit the city during Khareef (Autumn season) as the climate will let you enjoy the city.

The city is compared with Kerala (South India) for its monsoon climate and the tropical banana plantation. The drive around the mountains to reach Salalah is the most tranquil view. Rent a car from to experience this panoramic view. Be careful while driving as you might spot camels wandering around the area.

The most attractive and interesting thing in Salalah is that you will find small stalls selling fresh fruits and juices. The best thing to try in these stalls is the coconut juice which is served in its shell. If you are looking for something beyond this, visit the white beach of Salalah, the crystal clear water gives you an incredible view of marine life.

Jebel Akhdar

Al Jebel Al Akhdar (The green mountain), is completely in contrast to the deserted country of Oman. The mountain is located to the southeast of Jebel Shams situated on the top of the Hajar Mountain range. Jebel Akhdar is known for its fertile land. It is home to overgrown lemon, apricot, pomegranate and peach trees. It offers cooler weather to escape from the heat of the desert.

The best season to visit the Jebel Akhdar mountain is during spring. During spring the plantations are vibrant and lush. To reach the mountain you need a well maintained rental car. The well-constructed roads take 45 mins to climb the mountain from the checkpoint.

In Jebel Akhdar, you will enjoy the view from Diana's point. This viewing point is named after the late Princess of Wales, Diana. There are many activities to entertain the tourists. As most people prefer going on hiking in the wadis, visiting caves and mud houses on the cliffs of mountains. Jebel Akhdar is the best place to chill in the cool weather and enjoy lush nature in the deserted country.

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