Many people doesn’t know this, but Oman is a very family friendly travel destination. You can see a lot of things in a short time. These are 5 of our favorites if you travel to Oman with kids and are really in lack of time.
1. WHITE DESERT
Every child likes playing in the sand, building castles, roads, tunnels … And deserts world wide offer all of this and even more. The biggest sandboxes in the world and the most funny slides. And if such a desert lies beside a beautiful sea, the fun gets even bigger. The White Desert lies south of the fishing village of Al Khaluf and it’s accessible only by foot or by a 4×4 wheel drive. There is no infrastructure, but because of this, it’s even more attractive. This is one of the most beautiful locations for wild camping in Oman.
Wadi Shab, a canyon north of the town of Tiwi is just another of the must see places in Oman – if you are traveling with or without kids. The scenery in the canyon is absolutely fantastic – orange-red coloured rocks and in the middle of it there is an emerald green river. And the most interesting thing is – the water temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius. The path through the canyon is not tough, just in some parts slight caution is required due to overhanging walls.
3. SINAW OR NIZWA MARKET
A visit to Oman would not be complete without a visit to one of the traditional souqs. If the market day in Nizwa is already well-known among tourists, the market in Sinaw is a real thing to get the best insight to the local scene. Camels, interesting fish market full of sharks and other “monsters”, shops full od sweet dates – these are just a few of the wonderful things that will be interesting to even the most demanding children. 🙂
4. JABRIN FORT
We all know the fairy tales of 1001 nights. And when you visit Fortress Jabrin you get the feeling like you’re a part of one of these stories. The fortress is small, but perhaps because of this even more beautiful. I suggest you to discover all the hidden rooms and hallways along with the curious children’s eyes. And maybe you’ll relive a fairy tale from that book.
5. BALAD SAYT
If you do not have time for long-term exploration of Oman and would like to see a real traditional village – Balad Sayt is the right thing for you. In the valley between cliffs, lies a magical village, surrounded with date palms and green fields. Just only walking through the village is magical. Beside this you can observe locals doing their everyday activities, children playing soccer … The most beautiful hours are at the end of the day, when the temperature falls down and the village comes to live in all its glory.