Oman is situated on the south-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, between Yemen and the United Arab Emirates. Hotels in Oman make it easy to visit the shores of both the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The country is as diverse as it is exotic, with amazing cities such as Muscat, Salalah and Nizwa, and gorgeous beaches that include Al Qurum in Muscat and Al Fizayah in Salalah. Unforgettable landmarks abound – Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat and Nakhal Fort in Nakhal, for instance. Oman boasts magnificent landscapes, such as the deserts of Sharqiya, the ‘Arabian Grand Canyon’ of Wadi Ghul and 1,700 kilometres of ever-changing coastline. The country also offers access to splendid islands, including Masirah. Just a one-hour ferry ride from Shannah, this desert retreat is nestled in the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea and is home to sandy beaches and wildlife that includes turtles and dolphins.