Oman is a wonderful country to visit with children, offering a range of exciting activities and cultural experiences catered to families. Here are some of the top activities, ideal for a family vacation in Oman with your little ones.

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Explore the Muscat

Muscat is a fascinating city to explore with kids, with a mix of modern and traditional architecture, as well as plenty of parks, museums, and markets to visit. Step out from your hotel in Wahiba Sands and visit the Muttrah Souq, a traditional market in the old town, which is a great place to shop for souvenirs and try some local food. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is also worth a visit, with its impressive dome and grand courtyard.

Visit the Sandy Beaches

Oman has some beautiful beaches along its coast, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and building sandcastles. The Bandar Khayran beach, near Muscat, is popular with families and has a playground and a few restaurants. The Al-Baleed beach in Salalah, in the south of the country, is also a great option, with its white sands and clear waters.

Go on a Desert Safari

Oman’s desert landscapes are breathtaking and a desert safari is a must-do activity for families; you can go on a 4×4 tour, ride camels, or go sandboarding. The Wahiba Sands is a popular spot for desert safaris, with dunes reaching up to 100 meters high, and worth visiting from your accommodation in Desert Nights Camp.

Visit the turtle sanctuary

The Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve is a great place to visit with kids. It is home to thousands of endangered green turtles, which come to the beach to lay their eggs at night. You can take a guided tour and watch the turtles from a distance, or even book a special night tour to see them up close. Oman is undoubtedly a stunning destination for a family holiday that keeps people of all ages entertained.