Get a change of scenery by heading out of Salalah for a full day into the surrounding mountains. Pass through local villages, explore deep wadis and take in stunning panoramic views across the countryside.
Hajar Mountains, Oman
Misfat Al Abriyeen is one of the oldest villages in the region. Winding passageways are shaded by date palms and filaj irrigation systems zig-zag across the hillside. Take a stroll through the village and stop for lunch at a traditional house.
The Nizwa Friday Market offers a fascinating insight into Omani culture, as farmers from the mountains and desert gather to buy and sell camels, sheep, goats and cattle. There is a live auction close to the entrance to the souk.
Built in the 1930s, this former American Mission was converted into a Museum in 2006, focusing on the history of Muscat reaching right back to the 1st century AD.
Many species of dolphin can be found in the waters off Muscat, including bottlenose and spinners. The pods often number hundreds of dolphins, and the chance of sightings is very high. The views back onto the coast are also stunning.
Jabal Shams, Oman
Jabal Shams is Oman's highest peak, rising just over 2,000 metres above sea level. The area is often referred to as Oman's Grand Canyon, and the views from Jabal Shams down into Wadi Ghul below are breathtaking.
Zighy Bay, Oman
Arrive at Six Senses Zighy Bay in style, travelling by private speedboat. After your private car transfer from Dubai, you will set off from the Dibba Marina and cruise round the coast before arriving at the resort.
Wahiba Sands, Oman
Try your hand at sandboarding on the dunes of Wahiba Sands. This is an exhilarating experience, even if you have never been on a board before.
This hands-on cooking class is an entertaining experience both for first-time cooks, and for those who know their way around the kitchen. Visit a local market to pick up ingredients, and then learn how to transform them into delicious dishes.
Zighy Bay, Oman
What better way to arrive at one of the Middle East's most exclusive resorts than to swoop in on a paraglide? Accompanied by a professional paraglider, set off from the top of Zighy Mountain, flying at heights of 960 feet (293 metres).