For everything you could wish for from a holiday visit to Arabia, Oman is a desert kingdom that's sure to enchant. One of the few nations within the Arabian Gulf that hasn't yet fallen foul to overdevelopment, Oman still offers a rich heritage and an all-encompassing society which brings with it a tremendous identity. Head to Oman and you'll be guaranteed impeccable Arabian hospitality, with the country widely acknowledged to be the friendliest of all the Arabic states. With spectacular terrain and breath-taking views, Oman is the ideal location to unleash your adventurous side, with everything from canyon safaris and camel treks through to ambles amid the bustling souks and glorious frankincense plantations. While the more remote mudbrick villages you will see on your travels hark back to a simpler way of life, the capital city, Muscat and the other northern cities of Salalah and Sohar are showing signs of contemporary development, with shopping malls and restaurants offering a modern alternative after a busy day taking in the walled city.