As the height of wedding season was coming to an end, it was time to re-charge the batteries for a few days. Oman has been on my travel wish-list for a while now, so after some research, together with one of my best friends, we booked our adventure holiday!

Oman is undeniably beautiful, sparsely populated and offers so many different experiences – all reachable within just a week.

We climbed up mountains, jumped into natural springs, bashed sand dunes, hung by a harness off the ‘grand canyon of Oman’, watched sunrise from the middle of the desert and witnessed billions of stars in the sky – it was non-stop.

Our first stop was The Alila, Jabal Akhdar – a hotel like no other. It perches on the edge of the ‘Grand Canyon of Oman’ and offered an experience which will stay in our hearts forever.

Here are just a couple of photographs I took along the way…


After a few days of sunrises (with yoga), sunsets (with G&T’s) and many happy memories, we drove with Abdullah our fantastic guide, to the golden dunes of Wahiba Sands. We stayed at The Thousand Nights Camp. The camp really is in the middle of no-where, so isolated.

On the first day here, we arrived just in time to witness a majestic sunset after an exhilarating dune bashing session. I then surprised Jo with a Birthday dinner away from camp. I didn’t really know what I had booked but as we drove into the darkness bashing up and down the dunes, dancing in the jeep to some upbeat Arabian music, a small light in the distance started to appear. We stepped out of the car and burst into tears! A beautiful dinner was set up underneath BILLIONS of stars. With no light pollution for miles on end, our universe felt very close.



The next morning we rose early to chase the sunrise…



Our last stop and we were back in the hustle and bustle of Muscat. Staying at The Kempinski– a new addition to Muscats hotel offering – it’s lobby is inspired by the Al Alam Palace (the most important of the six royal residences of the ruling monarch) and the pool at sunrise glows thousands of shades of purple…


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