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Oman Visa Requirements to Camp Out in the Desert

February 25th, 2011
It might seem as if the whole Middle East is going up in flames, but at least for the time being, Oman remains calm and welcoming to tourists. One of the country's main attractions is the "Empty Quarter," a vast stretch of desert made more hospitable by the camps and resorts sprinkled throughout. Joshua Hammer of the New York Times recently visited this region of Oman, staying in the 1,000 Nights Camp. Here's how he described the area: The Sharqiya Sands, or Ramlat al-Sharqiya, of the Empty Quarter is one of the world’s most desolate and starkly beautiful regions: 4,800 square miles of rippled, undulating dunes that rise as high as 300 feet above the desert floor. It is also one of the not-to-be-missed attractions of Oman, an oil-rich and peaceful sultanate, bordered by Saudi Arab


Oman Visa Requirements For Tourists

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