30 Pictures of Oman That Will Make You Want to Visit

As I look back through the pictures of Oman I’ve curated for you I’m struck, superficially, by how many of them include people. I’ve focused primarily on landscape photography for many years, largely because of the negative impact asking someone’s permission to photograph them has on the final photo. But…

Khasab Fjord & Smuggler’s Nest, Musandam, Oman

We flew 1,5 hours with Oman Air from Oman’s capital Muscat to Khasab …… the isolated smuggler’s nest, surrounded by deep fjords …… on the Musandam Peninsula, facing the Strait of Hormuz, only 15 km away from Iran.Map: WikipediaAbout 25% of the world oil production passes this strategic point every day. Historically, this area has been under Portuguese rule (who built Khasab Castle) …… and then under British control (who built an important hub for the telephone line to Asia here). Nowadays, Khasab hosts the FALCON seacable. There is a modern ferry from Dubai and a good asphalt road via…

New for October: Smith hotels in Oman, Costa Rica, Mexico and Sri Lanka

We’re feeling rather adventurous this month. First off, meet Alila Jabal Akhdar (above), spectacularly secluded in the stark, rugged Al Hajar mountain range – it’s responsible for us using the phrase “Man, Oman!” far too many times in the office recently (the more bad puns we make, the more you know we love it). It’s one of the most jaw-droppingly awe-inspiring spots we’ve ever seen, and the service is superlative too. Then we headed off to …