Sohar Vacations

Sohar is set in a popular part of Oman, a part of the world with valleys and desert landscapes.

Sohar is situated 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of Muscat, the country's capital.

This region is extremely popular with tourists. To understand why, take a trip to the other interesting attractions surrounding Sohar. Al Mirayr, is 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southeast, and Mahdah is situated 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the east.

Travelers who arrive in Oman are often delighted to discover the open-air markets here.

No vacation is really complete without a bit of down time. Beach combing is one way to relax here and sunbathing is another.

Take your tastebuds on an adventure through the culinary landscapes of Oman. Fish as well as lamb are regularly used as components in dishes. There are lots of specialty food options locally. Sample mashuai (spit-roasted kingfish) or maqbous (rice dish). And when you are ready for dessert, you can't say no to lokhemat (balls of deep fried flour and yeast). Tea is a common drink here.

Much of Sohar celebrates Birthday of Sultan Qaboos on the 18th of November, so be prepared for changes to business hours and increased demand for transport.

When it's finally time to bid farewell to Sohar, head to the nearest major airport located in Al Ain, 70 miles (113 kilometers) away.

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