The tourism in Oman has developed during the recent times and is becoming considerably one of the most successful industries in the country. Oman offers numerous attractions which induce a tourist to spend his holidays in Oman while enjoying the activities and cultural tourism presented in it. Due to this high popularity as a great holiday destination, hotels in Oman are one of the most occupied and successful businesses.
One of the most amazing parts of Oman as a tourist destination is its beaches. Some of these beaches are considered the best in gulf. Beach holiday is an activity which can be easily enjoyed by local natives as well as the tourists as beach holidays are a cheap source of fun as well as easy to visit and less time consuming. Various activities, some of which are offered by local operators at these beaches to the visitors include swimming, diving, boating, surfing, kiting, beach combing, dolphin watching and shell collecting.
The Intercon Beach, which faces Muscat Intercontinental Hotel and stretches two km to Crowne Plaza Hotel, both of which are included among the best Hotels in oman, is perfect for a beach holiday for family, walks or a jog. Snack bars, restaurants and cafes are present all over the beach. One of the other popular beaches of Oman is Qantab Beach where tourists are offered fishing trips and boat rides by the local fisherman.
At the west of Muscat, at about a distance of one hour is the popular Al Sawadi Beach Resort. Various activities offered by the Resort include speedboat rides, water scooters, snorkeling, dives, Jacuzzi and temperature controlled swimming pools. The coast beyond Quriyat, which is particularly famous for all night camping on the sea shore, can be arrived at by driving southeast on a four wheel drive. Due to the sea breeze effect on the beaches and coastlines in Oman, kite surfing is becoming quite popular. Lessons for kite surfing are offered at Alzaiba beach.