Travel to Oman
24 Degrees is one of the top Destination Management Company in Oman and we have succesfully run great incentives, groups and events over the past 7 years. Oman offers plenty of possibilities for every MICE and leisure group: Stunning nature, culture, impressive architecture and, most importantly, friendly people! The Gulf of Oman provides you with great diving or snorkling spots, and the mountains and even a canyons are stunning sceneries for outdoor activities. Muscat is a city straight from a fairytale. The traditional architecture and culture make the city a very special place to visit. Go and visit one of the markets to see streetlife in Muscat. As you can see, Oman has something for everyone.
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Travel Highlights Oman
Jebel Shams, ‘mountain of the sun' is the highest peak in Oman and more than 3000m above sea level. It is a very popular mountain pass because of the spectacular views across gorges, ravines and canyons. It's a popular area for trekking and off-road driving. Even in this remote area one comes across tiny villages clinging to the hillside. Although there is tarmac or graded road a lot of the way, the last 30 km up to the Jebel Shams campsite requires a 4WD.
Musandam is the northeastern tip of the Arabia, facing the Strait of Hormuz, and it is a beautiful region belonging to Oman. The mountains of Musandam plunge straight down to the sea, and many of the villages are only accessible by boat. Fishing and limited cultivation sustain the few inhabitants. Before the 1980s, there were no roads, just mountain paths. The fissures between the mountains resemble Norwegian fjords.
Muscat, Oman's capital, is a relaxed coastal city with a dramatic mountain backdrop and an attractive blend of modernity and tradition. Though, not as old as the some other cities in Middle East, it has a character of its own and houses some fantastic attraction within its sphere. For holidaymakers, Muscat's favourite feature is its beach - miles of soft sand lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf of Oman. A stay in one of Muscat's luxury beachfront hotels seems to form a part of every Oman holiday.
Nizwa is located about 1.5 hours drive from Muscat, and is today of the most popular tourist attractions in Oman, with its historical buildings and imposing fort built in the mid 17th century by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'ribi. Nizwa's palm oasis stretches for 5 miles (8 kilometers) along the course of two wadis.
Ras Al Jinz
Green turtles come to nest on this and other beaches at night. The best time of year to see them is between June and October, but the turtles come pretty much all year round.
You will know you have arrived when the heady aroma greets you from roadside burners in the old town of Salalah, also home to an annual monsoon that leaves the landscape fertile and lush in the summer months. The town was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the unique historical legacy of its frankincense. Head to the Frankincense Land Archaeological Park (Al Balid) to learn more about the fragrant local hero.
In the old town, Haffa, you will find collectibles and souvenirs, most notably frankincense, myrrh and locally produced fragrant perfumes. The beaches of Salalah are ideal for watersports, or simply strolling. The coastal marshes are home to migratory birds, and it's easy to find a picnic spot where you can listen to their melodious calls. In Khawr Rhori, visit the palace ruins believed to be that of the Queen of Sheba. Nearby in Mirbat, visit Bin Ali's tomb or the fort at Taqah.
Sur is a quiet coastal town which was once an important base for trade with Africa, especially through Zanzibar, formerly under the same sultanate as Oman. Sur has been an important dhow-building centre for many centuries, and you can visit what remains of the boatyards today and see dhows being built in the traditional way. In the 19th century, Sur had an ocean-going fleet of more than a hundred dhows.
Wadi Bani Awf
The route across Wadi Bani Awf is Oman's most spectacular mountain drive. It can be done in either direction, and will take about four hours. A 4WD is essential. It is a track rather than a graded road; part is along the floor of the gorge, part takes you high up into the mountains. There you find the mountain oasis of Bilad Said, which must be Oman's most picturesque village. The long descent to Nizwa is being graded and tarred at present.
The Wahiba Sands region provides an opportunity to put 4x4 driving skills to the ultimate test, taking on dunes, some with slopes at an angle of over 45 degrees. Exploration of some of the beautiful wadis is the absolute highlight of any trip, as there's almost certain to be no-one else there, and it is possible to swim in crystal clear pools to wash off the dust of a trek through the dense vegetation that fills these deep watercourses through the desert.
Program ideas Oman
Coastal Cruise along with Dolphine watching
Depart from Marina Bandar Al Roudah by boat (normal speed boat, size: approx. 26ft, for 10-15 pax per boat) and enjoy coastal cruise along Old Muscat.
Arrival to Bandar Khayran, welcome drinks on the beach. If the guests like, enjoy the snorkeling as well (open time)
There are permanent populations of dolphins living in Oman’s waters and the chance of seeing large groups of these magnificent
creatures in their natural habitat is high. These amazingly intelligent creatures usually love swimming right next to the boats and will put
on a show of acrobatics, jumps and flips. If your lucky you will hopefully be fortunate enough to be graced by the presence of a whale…..
Off-road mountain crossing
Full day 4X4 WDS self drive to Nizwa – BBQ Lunch on plateau – off road mountain crossing - Nakhl-Muscat
Highlights: Nizwa Fort / Souk.
BBQ lunch with Arabic set up on mountain top.
Off Road Mountain Crossing passing through village, farm land, wadis in Hajjar Mountains.
Hight-Tea in Nakhl Fort.
Muscat city tour
Old Muscat is certainly one of the most attractive cities in the Gulf region and relatively small by modern standards. Some of the buildings date back to the 16th Century when Portuguese occupied
this part of Arabia. Our tour begins in the morning with a visit to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque that has a remarkable architectural achievement.
After the Mosque we head back to the old parts of the City and start by Muttrah Corniche, visiting the fish souk and Muttrah souk (Arabian market place), this is a real souq with winding alleys and backstreets and stalls selling gold, frankincense and myrrh, and all manner of textiles, jewellery, traditional Omani perfumes , souvenirs and
Visit Bait Al Zubair museum, the museum has Oman’s finest and most comprehensive collections of antiques from all over the Sultanate.
After the Museum we will take a walk in the old city of Muscat. The smallest capital of the world, you will have a chance to see the Al Alam palace, the working place of Sultan Qaboos still sourrounded by the famous Jalali and Minari forts build by the Portougues. The rest of the day at leisure to absorbe the mystical atmosphere of Muscat
More about 24 Degrees
DMC Oman - during the past 7 years, our philosophy of being a professional, trustworthy company that stands for long lasting relationships and going the extra mile for our clients has made us one of the leading DMCs in the UAE.
We have a partnership agreement with Emirates airlines.
Please contact us if you need help with a MICE or leisure request. Our team are ready to assist you with all your requests for groups, events and incentives.
Top conference hotels Oman
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
44,000 square feet of flexible meeting space
six event spaces
JW Marriott Hotel (five-star) linked directly to OCEC
Crowne Plaza Muscat-OCEC