|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 3% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||£435||Average for round-trip flights in May 2022|
|Round-trip from||£200||From London to Oman|
|One-way from||£8||One-way flight from London to Oman|
Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Oman
Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Oman.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Oman.
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Oman.
Returning to United Kingdom from Oman
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Oman are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.
Visitors from Oman are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
LON - MCT
£444 - £696
25 - 40 °C
1 - 32 mm
The Sultanate of Oman was virtually undiscovered by tourists until relatively recently. Visited only by intrepid travellers, divers and archaeologists, this tiny desert Arabian country has become increasingly popular among holidaymakers looking for a relaxing and sybaritic trip.
Oman’s history is one that’s rich and complex. In 1970 the sultan, Said bin Taimur, was overthrown by his son, the current ruler Sultan Qaboos, and ever since Qaboos has been modernising the country by opening it up to tourism. Every year more and more sea-side resorts and world-class hotels are cropping up around the country. The first stop for travellers taking flights to Oman is the capital, Muscat. Comprising three small towns along the coast, Muscat is a calm and laid-back city and the locals are especially welcoming to tourists. Most of the attractions are concentrated in the Mutrah area including Mutrah Souk, one of the oldest traditional Arab markets in the region and Mutrah Fort which was built by the Portuguese in the late 16th century.
Adventurous travellers coming off flights to Oman should plan to visit Wadi Shab – the stunning valley where water from a stone feeds the lake and date palms. In the south-east of the country is the town of Salalah, renowned for its pungent frankincense and close proximity to the Qara Mountains.
Oman has a desert climate with a hot, humid coastline and a dry interior. The temperatures vary greatly with the seasons. It’s coldest in the winter, when temperatures hover around a balmy 16 degrees. The summer can be three times as hot, reaching 49 degrees. To escape the heat, head to the southern Dhofar region, known for its cooler conditions.
October to April, taking in Christmas and New Year’s is high season. That’s when sun-starved Europeans flock to Oman for its beaches and climate.
July to September when the temperatures are sizzling hot is the low season.
Oman Air, the domestic airline of Oman Aviation Services, flies to Salalah, Sur, Khasab, Diba and Masirah. The Oman National Transport Corporation offers regular bus service to many cities including Salalah, Nizwa, Sohar and Dubai. Small vans – the baiza bus – follow fixed routes and are a cheaper alternative to taxis. The road system is good and car rental companies include the majors: Hertz, Budget and Europcar as well as local companies
Oman has seen a 44% increase in demand for flights to the country compared to last year.