Oman boasts lush monsoon-soaked valleys, mountain villages and the reef-fringed Daymaniyat Islands as well as the Wahiba Sands, home to the nomadic Bedouin. It is increasingly perceived as a high-end cultural destination with the new Opera House and luxury spas in hotels in Muscat and Salalah. Eco-luxe tents are growing in popularity for adventure tours and boutique hotels are opening in the uninhabited historic villages. New sections in this edition include advice on property buying. With advice on cultural etiquette as well as practical information this fully updated edition is the essential guide.
Diana Darke has known Oman for over 30 years when she first worked there for the Omani government in 1980. With a BA in Arabic (Oxford) and an MA in Islamic Art and Architecture (SOAS, London) her in-depth cultural background knowledge is second to none.