Sultanate of Oman
Oman is quite different from the Emirates across the border. Oman is an ancient Sultanate and is steeped with history and culture. Its capital Muscat is considered to be the most beautiful capital in the Middle East and you can see why when you travel round this green city seeing the mosques and souks. The coastal strip of land is backed by rugged mountains which change colours spectacularly as the sun sets and framed by golden beaches that end in deep turquoise waters.