Oman is a great place for a holiday with a difference, they are ranked as one of the safest and most peaceful countries in the world.
Our 3 days were jammed packed starting with a City tour of Muscat including Grand Mosque, Old Town and Forts, Al Alam Palace, Mutra Souk. The following day touring some of Omanâ€™s most famous forts, Nizwa souk. We also drove up to Omanâ€™s majestic Jabel Akhdar (Green Mountain), what stunning views!
Our accommodation was spectacular 1 night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel and 2 nights at the Shangri-La Al Bander â€“ private beach front location was amazing.
Our trip was hosted by Virgin Australia and Etihad Airways, so our quick stop in Abu Dhabi consisted of the Etihad Airways Innovations Centre.
That was amazing to see how Etihadâ€™s products and services are created and developed.
As a stopover destination Abu Dhabi has lots to offer our sightseeing included visiting the world famous Sheik Zayed Mosque, The Corniche, Cultural Central, Saadiyat Island and the Date Markets.
We stayed at the Rotana Hotel Yas Island which is a great located if you are only stopping for 1-2 nights close to the airport.
For many travellers, Oman is still an unknown holiday destination but thatâ€™s changing and I am very glad that I got the opportunity to visit.