Lonely Planet Oman is #8 in the Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2017 - Top Countries

Oman has been the ace in Arabia’s pack for a while, but with more flights than ever before and high-end hotels popping up all over the place, the sultanate looks ready to raise its game yet again.

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Recently the Lonely Planet listed Oman in the Best in Travel 2017 - Top Countries. Some of the points raised in the listing and associated articles include:

  • Arabia’s Ace
    Oman has been the ace in Arabia’s pack for a while, but with more flights than ever before and high-end hotels popping up all over the place, the sultanate looks ready to raise its game yet again.
  • A strong sense of identity, pride and confidence
    In Muscat’s Grand Mosque, there is a beautiful hand-loomed carpet; it was once the world’s largest rug until Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque pinched the record. This is poignant because Oman doesn’t boast many ‘firsts’ or ‘biggests’ in a region bent on grandstanding. What it does boast, with its rich heritage and embracing society, is a strong sense of identity, a pride in an ancient, frankincense-trading past and confidence in a highly educated future.
  • Omani welcome
    Oman’s low-rise towns retain their traditional charms and Bedouin values remain at the heart of an Omani welcome.
  • The obvious choice
    With an abundance of natural beauty, from spectacular mountains, wind-blown deserts and a pristine coastline, Oman is the obvious choice for those seeking out the modern face of Arabia while wanting still to sense its ancient soul.

Note: Lonely Planet has been an essential resource for travellers for more than 40 years and is the leading global guidebook publisher with more than 6 million social media followers and 13 million visitors to their website each month.

As the tourism industry in the Sultanate of Oman matures and expands such positive articles are exposing Oman to a potential new market of millions. This article, and others like it, clearly supports the international marketing efforts of His Majesty’s Government, particularly the Ministry of Tourism.

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More information

  • See the full article at Lonely Planet by clicking here.
  • Get full details of the exposure that an article in Lonely Planet brings to Oman by clicking here.
  • See a full list of recent articles on the Sultanate of Oman by clicking here.

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