From a simple walk in the park to exploring dramatic natural scenery, we’ve got nature-lovers covered. Escape to a private island, ride a horse at golden hour, kayak beneath towering cliffs, or simply soak it all up on one of our sandy beaches. Nature never felt so good.
The spectacular Jebel Akhdar, or “Green Mountain”, is an area that extends around 300km from southeast to northwest across the Al Hajar mountain range. Jebel Shams, is about 3,000 metres.
A designated nature reserve, Jebel Akhdar contains many points of great scenic and natural beauty, as well as rock art dating back several thousand years.
Qurum Park is a spacious public garden and nature reserve with attractive landscaping and a large, peaceful lake. Since it opened in 1993, the park has become a popular place for locals and tourists take a break. Among the park’s winding pathways can be found carefully manicured lawns adorned with fountains and an artificial waterfall, and a pretty rose garden. The surrounding natural reserve is filled with mangroves that are a temporary home for migratory birds.
Not to be missed when visiting Muscat, the Corniche is great for an evening stroll or jog along the waterfront. Climb to the base of Muttrah Fort (at the eastern end) for fine views of the city.
Wahiba Sands is a large desert area located around four hours’ drive from Muscat. Many animals and flowers can be found here, and some 3,000 Bedouins call the area home. Tourists can stay overnight in organized camps.