The Rough Guide to Oman

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Practical travel guide to Oman featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Oman. The Rough Guide to Oman also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Oman, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Oman covers: Muscat; the Hajar Mountains; Nizwa; Al Hamra; Al Batinah; Seeb; Barka; the Rustaq Loop; the Musandam Peninsula; Khasab; Sharqiya; Sur; Saiq Plateau; Dhofar.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Oman, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Jebel Harim to family activities in child-friendly places, like Al Wusta Wildlife Reserve or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.


Essential pre-departure information including Oman entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Oman give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for wild camping, off-roading, diving, hiking or wildlife watching.


Rough Guides' rundown of Nizwa, Sur, Quriyat and Ras al Jinz's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Oman, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Oman, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Oman, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning The Friday Mosque and the spectacular Jabrin Fort.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Old Muscat, Rustaq and many more locations in Oman, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241279182
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 10/31/2018
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.7 out of 5, 3 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Good overview

Reviewed on November 23, 2021
Paperback | Verified

2018 edition but highlighted key things to see and/investigate.

Amazon Customer

More or less as expected

Reviewed on October 29, 2019
Paperback | Verified

More or less as expected. Some of the sketches / maps of towns were poor. But otherwise good.

Amazon Customer

One of better guide books out there

Reviewed on April 27, 2019
Paperback | Verified

Great book, easy to follow with up to date information

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