Honeymoons in Oman
If you're looking for a honeymoon where every day is an adventure, then Oman could be the perfect location for you. With stunning beaches, mountains, caves and deserts, plus lots of interesting cities and ancient sites to visit, there's more than enough to keep you occupied. Why not stay in one of the hotel resorts to experience all that this amazing country has to offer.
A honeymoon in Oman offers a diverse range of activities to do and places to visit. Regular flights from South Africa mean you could be wandering around the capital, Muscat in a little over 11 hours. The white washed city of Muscat is surrounded by a wall and protected by two well preserved forts, Al Jalali and Mirani. Wander round the narrow streets and take in the sight of 3 ornately carved gates. A visit to the Sultan's Palace on the waterfront is a must. As a refreshing contrast, the beach side town of Salalah is set amongst banana plantations and coconut groves and with its lush fauna you would almost imagine you were in the tropics. If you're after some retail therapy then visit the malls or haggle at the outdoor markets. Take a ride on Oman's only train to the underground caves of Al Hoota and enjoy some spectacular limestone wonders. With so much to see and do, you'll have an unforgettable time.
A honeymoon in Oman will give a couple many wonderful memories to cherish. There are some wonderful historical sites to visit, gorgeous beaches to laze on, and interesting and charming cities to stroll around. There's also plenty of shopping and haggling in markets to enjoy. Why not stay n one of the hotels and enjoy all this wonderful country has to offer.
If you're looking for a honeymoon that will reward you with lots of interesting things to do and see, then Oman is definitely the right choice for you. With regular flights from Canada you could be exploring this amazing country in a little over 19 hours. The capital, Muscat, is an interesting and charming old walled town which is shadowed over by two 16th century Portuguese forts that go by the name of Al Jalali and Mirani. The city is full of narrow streets and old houses, and there are 3 beautiful and original carved gates. Places worth a visit include the Ali Mosque, New Mosque and the Sultan's Palace on the waterfront. Once you tire of the city, why not spend some relaxing time in the nearby Qurum Natural Park which has a large boating lake and fountain, meandering pathways and a rose garden. A jeep safari in the Wahiba Desert is a must do attraction as is a visit to a spice market where the smells and aromas are simply divine. With so much to see and do a honeymoon in Oman will be unforgettable.
Key Facts for Oman
Flight time: 14 hours from Toronto
When to Honeymoon in Oman
When to go:
The best time to visit is between October and April when it is cooler
Oman is approx 7 ½ hours from London with direct flights operated by British Airways
1 month visas are granted on arrival and cost 6 Omani Rials (approximately £9)
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Getting Married in Oman
If you are one of the many couples considering weddings abroad in Oman, then you'll be amazed at the diversity that this country has to offer. Considered a 'desert' country, you may be surprised to learn that this country also has its fair share of majestic mountains, caves, lagoons and beaches. Unlike its neighbouring countries, Oman has very few high rise buildings. It's many forts have been lovingly restored and its ancient crafts are widely supported, whilst its traditional Arab values make Oman a place to experience Islamic culture at its best. With stunning venues in which to hold your ceremony and reception, surrounded by family and friends, your special day will be truly memorable.
Marriage need to be registered at the Department of Notary Public in Al Khuwayr within 30 days. Couples also need to complete an application form and marriage notification which can be obtained from the Ministry of Justice. Basic documentation needed includes valid passports, full birth certificates, and proof that the couple are free to marry. The couple need to be in residence for at least 7 days before beginning the application and once the notice of marriage is posted must remain in the country for 14 clear days after which period the wedding can go ahead but must take place within 3 months. For more information visit http://www.gowealthy.com/gowealthy/wcms/en/home/articles/travel/culture/Getting-Married-in-Oman.html
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