There are countless reasons why the Middle East should be your next holiday destination - flying to Oman with flydubai is one of them.
From Muscat to Salalah, our air fares to Oman are affordable and flexible - whether you’re travelling for business or leisure. Hop onboard and you’ll find a personal entertainment screen on every seat - swipe away choosing movies, TV shows, games, and loads of music to enjoy while you fly. Pre-order our onboard WiFi service and you can surf the web with our award-winning connectivity, too.
If you’d rather snooze before touchdown, you’re in the right place - our seats are ergonomically designed for a comfy flight. Arrive refreshed when you purchase our snacks and beverages onboard, or pre-order a hot meal – there are plenty of globally inspired dishes to tuck into while cruising at 36,000ft.
Our online check-in is available at selected airports for a quicker transition to take off. If you’d rather check in the traditional way, simply head to one of our airport counters. Business Class seat holders can enjoy priority airport services that allow them to zip through to departures even more effortlessly.
Set your compass for the southern Dhofar region, which is home to the Boswellia sacra tree. Head on through the UNESCO-protected trade route from Wadi Dawkah. You’ll venture through 5,000 frankincense trees which punctuate the mountain landscapes and emerald-green pastures. You’ll learn how the crystallised sap is harvested as you pass through, and can find out about its production at Salalah Museum.
Rub shoulders with locals on the sweeping Muttrah Corniche, where the city’s old trade hub continues to flourish. Ancient merchants’ houses and vibrant minarets are dotted along the seafront, where you’ll wander past keen fishmongers selling tuna, mahi-mahi and lobsters - all freshly caught each morning. Be sure to visit at sunset - the views are a dream.
Eight tonnes of chandelier. 600,000 Swarovski crystals. It sounds like the centrepiece of a movie star mansion, but it’s actually the heart-melting beauty within Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat. Step inside the main prayer hall onto the second-largest hand-loomed Persian carpet, which took 600 women four years to weave. Mosaics adorn domes and pillars in dazzling blues and greens, and the structure itself accommodates 20,000 worshippers.
For a small nation on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman packs in boundless beauty. Wild landscapes range from towering dunes to deep mountain gorges, but what really makes the country’s landscapes unique is its fjords - where dolphins and dhows cut through aquamarine waters, giving it its nickname ‘Norway of the Middle East’.
Follow the aroma of frankincense through narrow passages into a fantasy of charming souqs in Oman’s cities, where you’ll experience true Omani culture. Muttrah, is a souq in Muscat that flaunts everything from persian-blue pashminas to azure-clawed crabs, while Nizwa is home to one of the oldest souqs in the country, rammed with fruits, vegetables, livestock and local crafts. Embroidered ‘kuma’ hats, handmade pottery, Omani silver jewellery, incense powders - you’re bound to find souvenirs in these bustling trade hubs.
Oman’s restaurants are some serious foodie hotspots and they’re very different from anywhere in the Middle East, with ingredients ranging from saffron to shark. Do breakfast like a champion with razor-thin Omani flatbreads loaded with creamy cheese and fluffy eggs. Tuck into desserts stuffed with dates, honey and rosewater, washing them down with a sweet tea. Oman cuisine mixes a range of chicken, beef, lamb, and vegetable dishes, pairing with rice and borrowing Asian flavours to make unique delicacies you’re sure to fall in love with.
Red-gold sand as far as the eye can see, in every direction. Boundless dunes rippling and rolling with the wind and jaw-dropping sunsets. Stretching between Muscat and Sur, the Wahiba Sands are home to the Bedu - offering the most authentic way of experiencing life in the desert. A day trip spent on an Oman desert safari, dune bashing, quad biking or camel riding is astonishing alone, but camping for the night - watching shooting stars fly over your head is pure magic.
Oman’s Royal Opera House in Muscat is nothing short of spectacular. Brilliant design means brilliant sound - book tickets for operas, ballets, musicals, jazz shows and classical orchestras. With its exterior illuminated using pink and turquoise spotlights and the inside boasting gold-gilded balconies, it is conclusively gorgeous
Depending on the nature of your trip and the country you come from, you may need a visa to enter Oman. Check with the embassy before you book your ticket – the Royal Oman Police website has plenty of information to help.
Oman uses the Omani Rial (OMR) as its main currency, with currency notes available in the following denominations: 1,5,10,20,50,100,200,500.
The official language of Oman is Arabic. However, there are several languages scattered among the regions, including English, Urdu, Hindi, Jibbali, Swahili, and French.
Prepare for a hot climate when you fly to Oman. The coldest it gets is 21°C in January, with highs of 40°C in June.
You can flag down a taxi in Salalah and Muscat or take the bus, but the best (and easiest) way to see the county is by car. Book up for a tour, hire a driver or get behind the wheel yourself.