Alila Jabal Akhdar
Juweira Boutique Hotel
Six Senses Zighy Bay
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
Fanar Hotel and Residences
A moonlit Arabian night in Oman
I’m in southern Oman, about to hit the country’s endless desert. Today, the last outpost before getting there is a small settlement at Thumrayt.
Oman's deep south, a Martian landscape
A sudden sea breeze makes me shudder; southern Oman is anything but a sun-parched desert.
Sumhuram and the mystical virtues of frankincense
Dhofar, Southern Oman. The stall-holder’s eyes smile behind her niqab as she picks up a handful of what look like small, amber colored rocks and places them around a glowing charcoal.
Where the deserts go on forever
Hello Oman, where a benign Sultan presides over a country in which Islam and modernity sit side by side. This land is more than 80 per cent desert, roamed by wandering Bedouin tribes, yet still has craggy Norwegian-style fjords and is where one of the gifts from the three Magi to the infant Jesus almost certainly originated.