For those looking for a destination living a slower pace of life for your next family holiday, the Emirate of Oman offers a slightly less ostentatious, more authentic and untouched Arabic experience than neighbouring Emirate Dubai. Framed by the towering Hajar Mountains, a lush green south, golden desert and sparkling waters, Oman is still widely undiscovered and offers a perfect combination of sun soaking, adventure and rich Arabian culture.

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The bustling capital of Muscat’s is home to an abundance of colourful souks, full of hidden treasures, from the finest silk and silverware to exquisite perfumes, you may even find the odd genie’s lamp! Heading out to the coast, Oman’s crystal-clear waters are a haven for divers, with a great variety of colourful sea life and for most of the year, great visibility and calm currents. A nature lovers paradise, whether you are staying in Muscat or in the glorious isolation of the Musandam Peninsula, there is a good chance of seeing hawksbill and green turtles around their nesting season in July – November.

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View our Oman family  holiday ideas

Top 5 family hotels in Oman
1. Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa
2. Six Senses Zighy Bay
3. Desert Nights Camp
4. Alila Jabal Akhdar
5. Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve

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Sue Bell
Written by Sue Bell
I am one of the founders of Turquoise with Brian & James – also my husband! My job is to source the product (Hotels, Lodges Islands and Destinations) that the team use to create itineraries for our clients. Having studied in Edinburgh,  I spent three years travelling the world (unfortunately not staying in the Turquoise hotels)! and found my love for travel and remote destinations. One of my favourite years was spent in Australia, living on an outback station in Western Australia as a Jillaroo - an Australian cow/sheep girl! I love Australia and New Zealand and I am particularly proud of our South Pacific portfolio. We were the first operator in the UK to promote many of the Pacific Islands and I am extremely proud that we are the number one operator out to the Islands of Tahiti in the UK. I am lucky to work with a fabulously passionate team here at Turquoise, who help me discover, promote and sell some of the most beautiful and romantic islands and destinations in the world. My main aim is to ensure that everything we sell lives up to and exceeds our clients expectations.