Together with my Omani Partners we set up Nomad Tours in 2006.Our objective was to enable this beautiful country to be explored by budget conscious travellers.
Oman is an outdoor enthusiast’s dreamland it has to have some of the best camping in the world. With wonderful camp sites high in the Jebel (mountains) on majestic beaches with white sand that stretches for miles and in beautiful Wadis with lush date plantations.
On top of all that the Omanis must be some of the most hospitable people in the world.
I am an Expat who has lived in Oman for 18 years I am still absolutely in love with the place. My two sons, one of whom was born here both want to come back and reside in the country they call home.
To be honest, we would like to have kept this little known secret jewel of the Middle East to ourselves but when the Government decided to open up the country for Tourism we decided we better be part of it.
As we watched the 5 Star hotels being built on the beaches that we once camped on and water skied from it was of course with mixed feelings. I guess the 5 star decadence appeals to some but not us at Nomads. What we did was to set about offering luxury accommodation at a fraction of the cost,we established the Nomad Guest House.
By January 2014 our reviews on Tripadvisor were better than any 5 Star hotels in the whole of Oman. Our Land Tours were growing a fantastic reputation and our Omani drivers/guides were taking our guests to visit their families in their villages to experience typical Omani hospitality. In November 2014 a group from Germany will take 8 Nomad 4WD carson a two week adventure.
But in January the Government had other ideas and decided that Guest houses were not allowed in Oman, We know a strange decision indeed ! For those in disbelieve more info on this can be found by clicking the button “what happened to the Nomad Guest House”.
We are fully registered with the Ministry of Tourism and can offer accommodation as part of a package which could include.
Car hire, Must do Tours, Day Tours, Camel Rides Muscat City Tours, Overnight Tours, Dolphin watching, Turtle tours Kite Surfing, Dhow Trips, Desert Safaris, Diving Snorkelling, Desert Camps, Big Game fishing, Fun at Sea
Please see our accommodation page which will soon be updated with a choice of 4 star 3 star hotels and our pick of the hotel apartments.
We also have a self-catering apartment in Al Sifa with a roof top terrace of over 100 m2 overlooking the Marina, the sea and the Golf course. You can sleep on our 45 ft yacht or sling a hammock on our roof top and then hire a car, rent camping gear and take off on an adventure of a life time. We hope all our guests who have written such wonderful reviews will spread the word they are always welcome at Nomads.
When I get inquiries from those only planning to visit for a few days, asking me what they should do ... I am at a loss, there is so much to do.... I have been doing it for 18 years and still I want more!
Come to Oman, with the kids, if possible and enjoy the Jewel in the Middle East.