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Oman is a great place for a family holiday with a difference. Ranked as one of the most peaceful countries in the world, it allows families to leave the familiarities of home behind and journey together to explore a fascinating culture and landscape unlike anything they've experienced before.
Children's eyes will be opened as they walk through Oman's many souks, enjoying the smiling faces of locals and encountering stalls of ancient spices and fragrances, silver treasures and exotic garments. Their minds will conjure up images of Disney's Aladdin as they come face to face with the 'true Arabia', a land whose culture often seems untouched by time as they continue traditions passed down through the generations.
While a range of familiar foods are also available, an Oman holiday with children provides the opportunity for them to sample the exotic flavours of the local cuisine, together with truly authentic recipes for Arabian dishes which are now commonplace in many other parts of the world.
Most museums, tour activities and many hotels also offer activities tailored towards families travelling with children. One highlight of these, however, is the specially-designed Children's Museum which combines interactive scientific and cultural displays in a stunning dome-shaped building at Qurum, Muscat.
A family Oman holiday will be treasured for many years, with children not only taking home some incredible memories but also a valuable understanding of life in a different culture.