Oman is located in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, hundred miles away from Dubai, and is still waiting to be discovered by the fans of the Eastern exoticism. The climate is very dry and big part of the sultanate is desert and looks like a fairy tale - an endless sea of dunes. Its coastal line is 2092 km long and has a varied landscape - deep coves, long sandy beaches, lagoons, coral reefs and rocky islands.
The limestone mountains of Oman are carved out of the water and you can find many caves and underground galleries, which even can accommodate a 50-storey building. There is already a project to create a huge cave underwater park, which will allow many more people to enjoy the phenomenal nature. Several times during the year the sea near Maskad becomes magical phosphorescent veil. The accumulation of large quantities of plankton makes the waves in the night sea mysteriously flashing. It seems like there are millions of fireflies in the water. The islands, located at the north of the capital, are national reserve. Near the coast, where the mountains of the Musandam Peninsula descend vertically into the sea, are some of the the most beautiful dive sites in the world, with almost thousand species of fishes. (more…)