Oman - Luxury in the desert
Oman was my first experience of the Middle East and it did not disappoint! Oman Air transported us in comfort to a land of huge contrasts, from lounging around the new long pool at the super cool Chedi Muscat to camel riding on the beach at our hotel the Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and sand boarding in the desert, Oman has something for everyone.
If you are looking to chill out in tranquil and stylish surroundings then it has to be the Chedi Muscat for you, but if you prefer a wide choice of restaurants or plenty for the family to do, the Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort has plenty to offer.
Outside of the hotels, the Grand Mosque in Muscat is worth a visit with its huge Swarovski crystal and gold plated chandalier in the men's prayer hall in contrast to the more simple design of the womens prayer hall. The bustling souks are full of silver jewellery and lanterns and the mountains offer some stunning sunsets and a chance to bath in the pools at Wadi Bani Khalid or experience a 'fish pedicure'.
Oman is a great winter sun destination!