Mumbai: The Ministry of Tourism Oman along with Oman Air recently conducted a familiarisation trip for select agents from leading travel companies across India to showcase various luxury offerings in Oman and give a flavour of exceptional Omani hospitality. The group included top-management delegates from travel companies like Chrysalis Holidays, Travel World, Fountain Head Events, Sterling Holidays and Incredible Vacations, experiencing a luxurious journey through the capital city Muscat, majestic mountains, sandy desert and indigenous wadis.

Lubaina Sheerazi, India Representative, Ministry of Tourism, Oman who accompanied the group on this trip said, “There is great demand and aspiration value for travelling to destinations that offer authentic, luxurious and unique experiences. Having seen an increase in the number of HNIs travelling for such experiences, we decided to conduct a special familiarisation trip just to showcase the premium aspects of Oman amidst the desert and the sea; combined with authentic Arabian experience, rich history and culture, natural landscape, lip-smacking cuisine, adventure activities and many hotel inspections. With history dating back to antiquity, Oman spells opulence which is evidently noticeable at prominent locations and attractions across the country.”

The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Royal Opera House in Muscat are outstanding for their stunning architecture. Oman has some world-class hotels and resorts that offer the ultimate local experience in the lap of luxury. For example, in Muscat city, Shangri La Barr Al Jissah redefines Omani lifestyle and elegance with Asian hospitality and its Al Husn Resort & Spa has recently been relaunched as a private getaway. Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz- Carlton Hotel has reopened after a majestic makeover and the brand new upscale beachfront Kempinski Hotel offers unparalleled experience. For some of the best cliff views of Jabal Akhdar mountain, stay at Alila or Anantara luxury resorts or experience glamping in the Omani desert at Dunes By Al Nahda along with some adventure activities.