Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April often includes outdoor activities – but add in some indoor options as it gives a range of options.
A visit to the Amouage Perfume Showroom north-west of Muscat International Airport is a great option for Oman’s Top 5 things to do in April. The showroom is easy to get to – and apart from a factory tour they do have a retail outlet to buy the product.
He is also a musical composer, and in Muscat, the premiere of his Ballet Al Hamama Al Mutawwaqa (The Ring Dove) directed by Ahmed Al Sayed and choreographed by Saly Ahmed will have performances on April 12th 13th.
In Musandam the weather in April is ideal to go on a Dhow cruise from Khasab in the north or Daba in the south. From Khasab you will cruise into the still waters of the ‘Fjords’ and choose from a half or full day. The water will not seem as chilly as in earlier months (chill of course is relative).
A Camel event is held in April at Al Kamal & Al Wafi on 10th & 11th April. The track is in the town centre at Al Wafi – though ask where when you arrive as this is one of the oldest in Oman, and due for an upgrade.
The races are in the morning, well before 9am look for 4×4 cars and picks ups streaming off the road to the race track.
As a small bonus – check out Bayt Ar Rudaydah in Birkat Al Mawz near Nizwa, its open from 3rd April with a fantastic armament collection with weapons associated with Oman.
In what must be one of the more intriguing diplomatic agreements in recent years – Oman, UAE and Iran seem to have made various agreements regarding territory . The Christmas Eve visit by Sheikh Mohammed Al Nahyen into Oman may have been the critical discussion period between Oman and the UAE.
I enjoy watching turtles on the Beaches of Oman so much that, last year, decided to ‘adopt’ one. The Turtle chosen ‘Havda’ was tracked as she swam up up to the Straights of Hormuz. Unfortunately the transmitter has stopped its signal – so we will miss her future travels
Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry has confirmed that it will build two ferry terminals in Khasab and Shinas .
These will take the Ferries, enabling cars to be taken on board. Certainly Musandam is not the easiest of places to drive to – it involves 4 border posts each way and a dreadful drive through Ras al Khaimah .
I presume Mina Sultan Qaboos’s quays are good to unload and offload vehicles.