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Cheap Sources of Fun and Activities Provided by Oman

By Sheikh Al Zubairi Subscribe to RSS | May 13th 2012 | Views:

The tourism in Oman has developed during the recent times and is becoming considerably one of the most successful industries in the country. Oman offers numerous attractions which induce a tourist to spend his holidays in Oman while enjoying the activities and cultural tourism presented in it. Due to this high popularity as a great holiday destination, hotels in Oman are one of the most occupied and successful businesses.

One of the most amazing parts of Oman as a tourist destination is its beaches. Some of these beaches are considered the best in gulf. Beach holiday is an activity which can be easily enjoyed by local natives as well as the tourists as beach holidays are a cheap source of fun as well as easy to visit and less time consuming. Various activities, some of which are offered by local operators at these beaches to the visitors include swimming, diving, boating, surfing, kiting, beach combing, dolphin watching and shell collecting.

The Intercon Beach, which faces Muscat Intercontinental Hotel and stretches two km to Crowne Plaza Hotel, both of which are included among the best hotels in Oman, is perfect for a beach holiday for family, walks or a jog. Snack bars, restaurants and cafes are present all over the beach. One of the other popular beaches of Oman is Qantab Beach where tourists are offered fishing trips and boat rides by the local fisherman.

At the west of Muscat, at about a distance of one hour is the popular Al Sawadi Beach Resort. Various activities offered by the Resort include speedboat rides, water scooters, snorkeling, dives, Jacuzzi and temperature controlled swimming pools. The coast beyond Quriyat, which is particularly famous for all night camping on the sea shore, can be arrived at by driving southeast on a four wheel drive. Due to the sea breeze effect on the beaches and coastlines in Oman, kite surfing is becoming quite popular. Lessons for kite surfing are offered at Alzaiba beach.

Oman is gaining massive popularity because of the various magnificent bird watching destinations that it offers. Around 460 different species of birds can be found in Oman out of which 80 are categorized as resident while rest of the species are seasonal and migrants. During the annual migrations of birds in spring and autumn, birds from Asia, Europe and Africa can be seen in Oman. It is gaining popularity as a bird watching place due to this unique opportunity provided by it. The local or resident species of birds that can be found in Muscat are Herons, Ospreys, Swift Term, Laughing Doves, Egyptian Vultures, and Indian Roller. Frequent Migrant and seasonal species include: Cattle Egret, Little Stint, Greater Flamingo, Caspian Gull, Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Heron, Dunlin, Sandwich Tern, Red and Green shanks, Ruff and White Wagtail.

Other parts in Oman also offer a wide arrangement of bird watching sites. Eagles can generally be found in Musandam. An excellent opportunity to watch desert species, Sand Grouse and Golden Eagle is provided by Arabian Onyx Sanctuary. Masirah Island is considered the home for thousands of birds especially during winter.

Sheikh Al Zubairi - About Author:
Sheikh Al Zubari is an expert tourism consultant associated with Ministry of Tourism of Oman that specializes in Tourist Spots all over sultanate of Oman, Oman regions. The experience of bird watching, Bedouin and beach holiday in Oman is really special for foreigners and tourists.

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