13 stunning photos that show why Oman is the next big destination for luxury travelers

67845974The Grand Mosque in Muscat.@BettyAbarca

Nestled between the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, Oman is rich with history and gorgeous landscapes that change from desert to mountains all the way out to its gorgeous coastline.

Oman’s Ministry of Tourism recently announced a plan that would make the tourism industry a major source of income for the country by 2040. The plan calls for the creation of 80,000 rooms — in the form of hotels, vacation homes, and integrated tourism complex rooms — throughout the country. Luxury brands like Anantara Hotels, which has already opened two resorts there, are claiming the country’s culture and unique topography are a huge draw for travelers.

Open to tourists since the 1980s, Oman’s peak travel season runs from October through April, when its Mediterranean climate averages a comfortable 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Between its beaches, sand dunes, and gorgeous architecture, Oman is a beautiful sight to see. Members of the photo-sharing app EyeEm have captured these stunning shots during their visits there.

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