April 2nd, 2010
One of the safest and friendliest Middle Eastern countries, Oman is becoming an increasingly popular place to visit. Of course, it's still not on most people's radar screens, so if you go soon you'll still get the thrill of visiting an undiscovered country.
MatadorTrips named Oman as one of it's "Next 5 Big Travel Destinations," calling it "cheaper, friendlier, and more interesting" than nearby Dubai. Attractions include gorgeous scenery, castles, mosques and thriving markets.
American citizens visiting Oman need both a US passport and an Omani visa. 30-day, single-entry visas are available at the border for US citizens, or you can apply in advance for a multiple-entry tourist visa.
Here are the documents you need to get an Oman visa:
Your US passport, which must have at le
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