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A Successful Famil To Oman; 36 Travel Agents From Australia & New Zealand Discover The Wonders Of Oman

November 20, 2013 Photo Gallery No Comments Email Email

Travel Agents from Australia and New Zealand were given the opportunity to discover the wonders of Oman for 10 days on its annual Travel Agent Famil.

The 36 Agents were selected from a rigorous pre-selection which saw over 780 people complete the online training workshops and Survey Monkey registration in just one month in order to qualify. Many were pleasantly surprised, even amazed by the natural wonders of the Gulf nation as the tour included visits to ancient settlements pre-dating the Prophet Mohammed and featured adventurous off-road driving in the steep mountains of Jabal Shams; across the red, hot sands of Wahiba Sands and through the numerous wadi’s that dot the landscape of Oman.

The group experienced the hospitality of Oman by a Bedouin home-visit and even experienced a special lunch in the home of one of the tour leaders, Juma Al Harthy, in the historical town of Ibra. A wide range of accommodation options was showcased, from the luxurious 5-star resorts of Muscat, such as the Shangri-La Resort, Al Bustan Palace by Ritz-Carlton and The Chedi Muscat to serenely beautiful desert camps, mountain chalets and seaside resorts.

Highlights of the trip for many, vary from sailing the SY Azzura, 75ft long catamaran, surrounded by pods of dolphins; dancing to the beats of Oman in the desert; to turtle watching under a canopy of stars at Ras Al Hadd.

The colours, smells and flavours of Oman seduced its way into many of the group’s luggage with the Custom’s Officer asking upon arrival: “Are you part of the Omani Dates group?”. Oman Tourism would like to thank all its participants and is looking to host more famils in 2014, feel free to contact them at

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