Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is a country located in West Asia. It is situated on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula and spans the mouth of the Persian Gulf. It shares land borders with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen,
Capital: Muscat; Time zone in Oman (GMT+4); Airport: Muscat International Airport
WEATHER & SEASONS: NORTH OF THE EQUATOR
Oman is located in the northern hemisphere, and as such the seasons are the inverse of those in Australia and New Zealand.
Oman typically experiences a few days of heavy rain each year, with the exception of Dhofar (in southern Oman) which enjoys a unique monsoonal climate from July-September known as the Khareef, with regular rains cooling the air and attracting tourists while the rest of the country experiences the heat of the summer.
Oman’s high mountains enjoy an altogether different climate. With villages and places to stay up above 2000m altitude, it can be very cool here in winter, and always significantly cooler than the temperatures elsewhere in the country.