The Rough Guide to Oman

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Penguin, Oct 17, 2013 - Travel - 344 pages

Oman is one of the world's most exciting emerging tourist destinations-offering a genuine taste of old Arabia and an oasis of traditional culture amidst the frantically modernizing Gulf states. The country boasts a string of captivating attractions. Scenically, it's one of the region's most memorable destinations, from the craggy uplands of the Hajar mountains to the spectacular fjords of the Musandam peninsula and the dramatic dunes of the Wahiba Sands. Culturally, the country boasts a variety of absorbing sights, ranging from the traditional souks of Muscat, Nizwa, and Salalah to the atmospheric mudbrick towns and towering forts of the interior.

The new Rough Guide to Oman is the first in-depth guide to this fascinating country, complete with
detailed coverage of all sights, new state-of-the-art maps, and practical information including comprehensively road-tested information about driving and walking routes both on and off the beaten track.

Originally published in print in 2011.

Now available in ePub format.

 

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Contents

How to use this Rough Guide
Things not to miss
Getting there Getting around Accommodation
Hajar
Sharqiya
Contexts
Fortified Oman
Books
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Gavin Thomas has worked for Rough Guides as a writer and editor since 1998; he is also the author of the Rough Guide to Sri Lanka, the Rough Guide to Dubai and co-author of the Rough Guide to Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra.

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