If you love deserts and sand dunes, then you should settle for nothing but the largest continuous sand desert in the world. Al Rub’ Al Khali, or the Empty Quarter, is the desert in western Oman and covers parts of UAE, Yemen and Saudi Arabia as well. Reaching an area of 650,000 square kilometres (250,000 square miles), the desert has unique biodiversity and is considered to be the world’s most oil-rich area.
Bimmah or Dabab sinkhole is located in eastern Oman near Muscat. It was formed due to the dissolution of lower layers of limestones that caused the surface layer to collapse creating this big hole. It is famous for its crystal turquoise waters as well as the rocky formations that surrounds it. This amazingly beautiful sinkhole is a must-visit attraction in Oman.
Sur is the capital city of the Al Sharqiyah region in northeastern Oman. It has amazing beaches, and was an important destination for sailors historically, which was why it was famous for constructing dhow (type of Omani ships). It has a mind-blowing corniche, two ancient forts, and a natural turtle reserve, which makes it a perfect destination for the lovers of Omani natural and architectural beauty.