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7-tägige Kulturreise

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If you have a bit more time, why not head to Oman’s far south and explore Salalah – the gulf’s only tropical destination.

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Salalah

Dhofar ist berühmt für Weihrauch. Der Handel mit diesem kostbaren Gut brachte dieser Region Omans eine jahrhundertelange Blütezeit. Noch heute ist Weihrauch tief in der Kultur und den Traditionen der Gegend verwurzelt.

Hallaniyat – Inseln

Humpback whales and other marine life have made the water surrounding the Hallaniyat Islands home. These, together with several historic shipwrecks that dot the sea bed, provide great opportunities for any diving enthusiasts.

Jebel Samhan – Naturschutzgebiet

A special permission is required to visit the Jebel Samham Nature Reserve, which is home to some of the last wild Arabian Leopards and other rare species such as the Arabian Wolf and Striped Hyena. The road leading to the reserve, however, is rewarding on its own right, passing large baobab trees and traditional Jeballi settlements to Jebel Samham’s breath-taking escarpment.

Festung Taqah

Built in the 19th century, Taqah Fort is in the heart of Taqah and a good example of how people used to live in the area. The castle has been restored and is open to the public.

Khawr Ruri

Khawr Ruri Dhofar’s largest nature reserve – is home to a huge varietyfish, birds and plants. This nature reserve contains UNESCO World Heritage site – Samharam port. For bird watching enthusiasts, there is the opportunity to see a large number of migratory and local birds, including Pink Flamingos.

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Muscat

Die Hauptstadt Omans ist perfekt geeignet, um die alte und die neue omanische Kultur zu erleben.

Sumpfgebiet Al Ansab

Set in the middle of Muscat, the Al Ansab Wetlands are a protected area and an ornithologists dream. Over 293 species of birds stop over at different times throughout the year, with over 80 resident species.

Daymaniyat-Inseln

Located off the coast between Barka and Al Seeb, the Daymaniyat Islands are surrounded by turquoise waters that are perfect for snorkelling and diving. The islands are a protected area, home to endangered sea turtles, untouched coral reefs, and exotic fish.

Quriyat

The fishing village of Quriyat, en route to Sur, is a favourite with bird watchers. Species such as Kingfishers and Grey Herons are known to frequent the surrounding lagoons.

Kindermuseum

Set in two distinctive domes in the north of Qurum, the Oman Children’s Museum is a scientific museum that delves into biology, interesting optical illusions, and other interactive displays for children.

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Nakhl & Al Rustaq

Die Region Al Batinah hat zahlreiche Sehenswürdigkeiten zu bieten. Hier einige Highlights für einen Tagesausflug.

Salmah Plateau

For a real off-road adventure, a trip to Salmah Plateau offers a great mix of panoramic views, traditional villages and sights such as the Beehive Tombs of Al Jaylah/Shir or the entrance to Majlis Al Jinz, one of the largest cave chambers in the world.

Jebel Samhan

Dhofar’s highest mountain is also home to Oman’s Leopard Sanctuary, for which special permission to visit is required. However, visitors can explore a host of attractions ranging from the Tawi Ateer Sinkhole to the round houses of the indigenous Jebbali tribe, before setting up camp on the peak’s plateau – just before the sanctuary’s entrance.

Wadi Snaiq & Dahnat

Wadi Dahnat boasts ancient stone ruins, indicating that this was once part of a prosperous settlement. Nearby Wadi Seenaq has its own khawr (lagoon).

Festungsanlage von Nakhal

Dating back to pre-Islamic times, Nakhal Fort is one of the most well-known forts in Oman. Built on the top of a large rock, the fort has undergone many improvements over the centuries and today welcomes visitors looking to enjoy panoramic views of Nakhal village and the historic artefacts collection housed within the museum.

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Nizwa

Nizwa: Es ist Zeit, in Omans Landesinnere aufzubrechen. Die historische Stadt Nizwa, die von Dattelplantagen und Bergen umgeben ist, ist der Ausgangspunkt für die kulturellen Abenteuer dieses Reisetages.

Delphinbeobachtung

Muscat’s coastline is teeming with marine life, including numerous dolphin pods. Dolphin watching trips can be organized by local tour operators.

Wadi Al Arbeieen

Wadi Al Arbeieen is one of the most beautiful wadis in the Sultanate, experiencing a constant flow of water from the eastern Hajar mountains and providing a source of irrigation to the surrounding villages and date palm farms.

Amouage-Werk

Founded over a quarter of a century ago by royal decree, Amouage is a world-renowned luxury fragrance brand with origins in the Sultanate. In the Amouage Factory, visitors can get behind the scenes and garner an insight into the creation of some of the world’s most exclusive scents.

Bait Al Zubair

Once a private residence, the owner’s family have since turned Bait Al Zubair into a prominent landmark of Old Muscat. From art to photography and traditional artefacts from daily life, the museum is a must for everyone interested in learning more about the Sultanate’s heritage.

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Bahla nach Old Minzafah

Die Festung von Bahla gehört zum UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe und ist das größte Fort in Oman – von dort führt der Weg weiter nach Ibra.

Fort von Sohar

Rather than the usual mud brick colour associated with forts in Oman, the Sohar Fort is completely white. Built during the 13th century, Sohar Fort now houses a small museum in its largest tower but an original 10km long tunnel that served as an escape route in the event of a siege is still intact.

Al Wusta Wildtierreservat

Since the global extinction of the species in the wild in 1972, the Arabian Oryx has been reintroduced within a specially designated area in Oman’s Al Wusta region.

Khawr Ruri

Khawr Ruri Dhofar’s largest nature reserve – is home to a huge varietyfish, birds and plants. This nature reserve contains UNESCO World Heritage site – Samharam port. For bird watching enthusiasts, there is the opportunity to see a large number of migratory and local birds, including Pink Flamingos.

Samharam – Khawr Ruri

Set in Dhofar’s largest nature reserve, the ruins of Samharam are part of the Land of Frankincense UNESCO World Heritage Site. The port played an important part in trade over 2000 years ago. Overlooking Khawr Ruri, the history of the settlement and port is showcased at the on-site museum. The Queen of Sheba is said to have once had a palace at Samharam.

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Sur nach Muscat

This coastal road has breath taking views and offers plenty of interesting stops to fill the day.

Naturkundemuseum

Located at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, the Oman Natural History Museum provides a fascinating insight into the geological heritage of the Sultanate and its impressive flora and fauna, with displays of mammals, insects and birds as well as a beautiful botanical garden outside.

Daymaniyat-Inseln

Located off the coast between Barka and Al Seeb, the Daymaniyat Islands are surrounded by turquoise waters that are perfect for snorkelling and diving. The islands are a protected area, home to endangered sea turtles, untouched coral reefs, and exotic fish.

Amouage-Werk

Founded over a quarter of a century ago by royal decree, Amouage is a world-renowned luxury fragrance brand with origins in the Sultanate. In the Amouage Factory, visitors can get behind the scenes and garner an insight into the creation of some of the world’s most exclusive scents.

Al Alam-Palast und die Festungen Al Jalali und Al Mirani

The ceremonial palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Al Alam Palace was rebuilt as a royal residence in 1972 and is located in the heart of Old Muscat. It is flanked on either side by the impressive twin Jalali and Mirani Forts originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Both of these majestic buildings are still in use, and although they are not open to the public, tourists can admire the architecture from the yard and at the gates.