Oman, the pearl of the Arabian Peninsula.
The Sultanate of Oman is in the Middle East, on the southeastern end of the arabian peninsula. It borders the United Arab Emirates in the northwest, Saudi Arabia, in the west, and Yemen in the southwest.
Oman has one of the most diverse and unspoilt landscapes in the world.
Of course there are the dramatic dunes in the vast deserts, the sun-bleached forts and epic emptiness.
But there are also spectacular canyons, cliffs that plunge vertiginously into the sea, stunning beaches lined with palms, and – most surprisingly of all, in the Dhofar region down in the south of Oman – mountains so lush and green, and papaya plantations so verdant, that you would be forgiven for thinking you were in Sri Lanka.