Held between January and February each year, the Muscat Festival features circus performances, art, cultural activities, folklore dances and musical entertainment.
You will discover one of the most diverse and authentic Arab environments in the world when visiting Oman, and the capital city of Muscat was named the Second Best City to visit in the world by Lonely Planet.
The big resort Oman hotels offer all the traditional Western amenities, and the less developed beaches provide kite-surfing, access to coral sea life and opportunities to watch turtles, dolphins, birds and dozens of species of whales.
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The annual Muscat Regatta attracts yachts and racers from around the world, and a prize is awarded to the sailor who travels the furthest distance to compete.
Sailing activities are popular year-round in the Sultanate of Oman.
Horse and camel racing are popular between September and June, and the Royal Stables in Seeb offers many public and private equestrian events throughout the season.
Camels are bred for racing, and camel races kick-start many public holiday celebrations.
Oman attractions include the following highlights: Oman's vibrant souks offer fruits, vegetables, fish, textiles, gold, silver and hand-crafts from talented old-world artisans.
Visitors can find historic daggers and muskets, bargain for their dinner, and find genuine Arabian carpets that might just whisk folks away on a magic journey.
The Chedi Muscat is a five-star resort that has a private beach, 158 rooms, landscaped gardens and a Balinese spa.