December - February
‘Winter’ in Oman means a very pleasant 20-25°C in Muscat and low humidity. Just take an extra layer for cooler nights up in the mountains. Rainfall is low, with showers most likely in the far northern Musandam Peninsula. Visit during the Muscat Festival for a month-long celebration of Omani culture and heritage. With fabulous weather in Oman in December, it can also be an ideal Christmas break.
March - April
Expect a warm and pleasant climate with temperatures ranging between 25-32°C during the day. Rainfall is very low. During these months the roses are in full bloom in the mountains of Jebel Akhdar - the scent is terrific!
May is the transitional month between winter and summer in Oman. Temperatures are climbing steadily, but humidity remains low. This is a month of fruit harvest, with apricots, peaches, pears and figs in abundance.
June - September
We recommend that you avoid the scorching summer months in Oman when temperatures can exceed 40°C and humidity is high. However, the southern Dhofar region is cooled in July and August by the khareef (monsoon) which creates a natural tropical paradise of lush green landscapes and seasonal waterfalls.
October - November
An ideal time to visit! Temperatures are comfortable again, rarely climbing above 30°C, and skies are clear. You can expect great weather for walking in the mountains, swimming in the balmy sea and exciting adventures in the desert. Meanwhile, the markets are full of pomegranates and grapes, olives and walnuts after the Autumn harvest.
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Sara was bitten by the travel bug straight after university, and her working life has been peppered with sabbaticals before deciding on a career in the Travel Industry in 2012. She worked for two of the UK’s leading tour operators organising tailor made trips to India and Sri Lanka, before joining ETG.
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Becky joined the Experience Travel Group team in July 2012, but was an explorer from a young age, thanks to her globe-trotting parents. Southeast Asia was where her young journeys began and later, combining her passion for history with travel, she delved into the culture, religions and traditions of Asia and the Middle East. Becky also spent a year studying at the University of Otago, in New Zealand, as part of her History degree.
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