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Australian magazine hails Oman as perfect to fulfil adventure cravings.

Australia's highest circulated travel magazine, Vacations and Travel, has put spotlight on Oman by selecting it as the perfect destination for an adventure holiday in 2020.

Distributed in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and South East Asia, it is a highly respected and longest-running quarterly travel magazine title in Australasia. In its editorial on Oman, it said, 'If there was ever a year to go on a big adventure holiday it's 2020. The start of a new decade calls for new experiences and what better way to kick off the year than with a trip to an exotic location such as Oman?'

For an adventurous holiday with dramatic canyons, glistening wadis and towering mountain peaks, the Middle Eastern country is high on our radar, it stated.

Natural coral reefs and spectacular coasts also make Oman one of the best diving destinations in the world, the magazine wrote. 'Go on a boat ride at the isolated Arabian fjords to see dolphins swimming in the peaceful water, or witness turtles laying their eggs at Ras al Jinz.

'Have an exciting 4WD ride over the rolling dunes at Sharqiyah Sands, or take a camel or quad bike there to watch the spectacular pink and orange sunset.'

Talking about Oman's pristine beaches and millennia old geological wonders, it said, 'To view the incredible desert oases in the 500 million-year-old terrain, go mountain biking in Jebel Shams or kite surfing over the waters of Masirah Island.

'For thrill-seekers there is rock climbing, canyoning and abseiling, where you can scale huge coastal sea cliffs and abseil 178m in Majlis al Jinn Cave.'

The Ministry of Tourism, in a statement, said that it is working hard to promote the natural elements which are abundant in the sultanate including mountain, sea, desert etc. 'They entice adventurers to enjoy and have interesting tourism experiences.'

It added that the ministry seeks to regulate adventure tourism by laying down legislations and procedures which are necessary for its practice.

'This is required to preserve the health and safety of adventurers in the sultanate, as the ministry believes in the importance of high added value to this type of tourism.'

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Publication:Muscat Daily (Muscat, Oman)
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Jan 5, 2020
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