Travelguides on Oman

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Insight Guid: Oman & the UAE

Oman & the UAE

"Insight Guides" provide the complete picture through expert and informative text and remarkable photography. Each book is an inspiring background read, serving as an invaluable, on-the-spot companion. They can also be kept as a superb, visual souvenir of a visit. Expert local writers bring to life a destination's history, culture, arts and people. The guides contain detailed, cross-reference maps which means that areas and sites mentioned can be quickly pin pointed. They also incorporate all the travel details and contact numbers visitors will need.

Pages: 318
Size: 15,5cm x 23cm



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Oman is located in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE.

The modern coastal city of Muscat provides a gateway to scuba diving, dhow cruising and turtle watching, whilst the ancient inner regions provide ideal terrain to take a 4WD through wadis or desert. Some of the most luxurious hotels in the Middle East are in Oman, so this guide is suitable for up-market travellers and backpackers alike.

"A country of peace, of remarkable wilderness, and of a friendly and self-respecting people; a land steeped in a seafaring history and the ancient frankincense trade. This is Oman.

With its excellent road network it is easy to take in all the country has to offer. Visit the interior of the country – such as Nizwa – to gain a real sense of the Oman of old. Camp or picnic on a mountain or unending coastline, trek or climb through mountain ravines and swim in natural pools, or stay overnight in a desert camp. The adventurous might want to drive through wadis (dried natural watercourses) and through sand deserts, explore ancient forts and castles, dive some world-class dive sites and observe Oman’s superb marine life, or watch turtles as they come ashore to nest.

Shopaholics can visit the souks (traditional markets) and take in the aroma of burning frankincense while buying their souvenirs, or browse the modern air-conditioned malls. To relax, you can take a dhow (traditional Omani boat) trip along Muscat’s coast, passing the Sultan’s palace; or stay at top world-class hotels and experience fine cuisine. Whether you are on a budget or not, Oman is accessible to all of us. Do it all or do nothing – just savour the heat and the tranquillity of this peaceful, and thankfully still untouched, country."

Pages: 280
Size: 13,5cm x 21,5cm

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Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula LP

Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula

Multi-country guide. Arabia packs quite a mythical punch in the West - say the word 'Arabia' and languorous, rose-heady, magic-carpet images rise up like hookah smoke. And when you're standing on the edge of a limitless duned horizon or wandering lonely ruins or haggling for daggers in a souk, you feel like you're inhabiting that romantic world. But Arabia is a complex and fast-moving society - spend some time with its people to get a true feel for the place.

This guide covers: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

* The only guide with independent reviews of everything you need to know about Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar

* Saudi Arabia chapter written by a woman - a world first - with invaluable tips for female travellers

* Dedicated Expats chapter packed with pointers on living in another culture

* All-new special chapter on the Haj, with coverage of Mecca and Medina

Pages: 596
Size: 12,5cm x 19,5cm

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