Get Inspired / Middle East / Oman Oman Highlights, Middle East Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Middle East / Oman Oman Highlights, Middle East story by: Inspire Middle East & North Africa Highlights Local Cuisine Sample some local Arab flavours and try kawha, a cup of cardamon-flavoured coffee. A few accompaniments to try with your coffee are halwa, a sweet made from flour, nuts and spices, and lokhemat, deep fried cardamon flavoured balls of flour and yeast served with a sweet lime and cardamon syrup. Nizwa One of the oldest cities in Oman, Nizwa is home to one of Oman’s most stunning national monuments, Nizwa Fort. Recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its imposing form is comprised of 15 gates and 132 watchtowers. Nizwa is also a great base for wadi-bashing (off road driving). Wahiba Sands Take to the dunes and be sure to visit the vast Wahiba Sands. Still inhabited by the local bedouin people, the desert area covers 12,500sq kms and boasts orange sand dunes that soar up to 150m high. The country’s largest desert, it’s the perfect playground for 4WD adventures and an amazing area for an overnight stay. The glittering night sky seems endless here. Musandam Home to the Fjords of Arabia, witness rocky slopes descending almost 2000 vertical metres into the turquoise sea at Musandam. The headland here is teeming with coral reefs and marine life. Enjoy a dhow cruise and recreate the seafaring journeys of Sinbad the Sailor here. Ras Al-Jinz Housing one of the largest nesting areas for Green Turtles in the Indian Ocean, Ras al-Jinz beaches average 30,000 nestings. The turtle reserve opens at 9pm for the public to see the turtles nestling on the sands and depending on your luck, you may be able to see a few. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist What it’s really like to fly Emirates Business Class Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Know before you go: Holiday planning for parents Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.