The Great Southern Route : 2013 - 2014
GSR | 295 MIDDLE EAST SupEryAchT SErvIcES Marina Bander Al-Rowdha, Muscat T: +968 24737288 /7288 /7291 F: +968 24736450 /7285 E: email@example.com E: BAR@igymarinas.com W: www.igymarinas.com SuperyachtGLOBAL, Oman T:+96824786123 E: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com W: www.superyachtglobal.com ApproxIMATE DISTAncE In nM froM MuScAT To: Dubai 258’ Mumbai 851’ Djibouti 1,297’ Male 1,465’ Suez 2,472’ uSEfuL WEbSITES www.omantourism.gov.om www.destinationoman.com www.oman.org www.omanaccess.com www.lonelyplant.com/oman oman useful Statistics Sultanate of Oman GOVERNMENT: Absolute Monarchy LAND AREA: 309,500 km2 (119,500 sq miles) POPULATION: (est. 2010) 2,782,435 LANGUAGE: Arabic with minority languages of Farsi, Urdu and Hindi while English is also widely understood. CURRENCY: Rial (RO) CLIMATE: An arid subtropical climate. The coastal areas are hot and humid from April to October while during summer the interior is hot and dry with temperatures as high as 54oC (130oF). Average annual precipitation is 50-100mm (2-4”) depending on the region and the prevailing summer wind is the Gharbi which makes the heat more oppressive. Average temperature ranges in Muscat are from 19-38 o C (66-100oF) all year. UTC: +4 INTL DIALLING CODE: +968 THE SUlTAnATE of Oman is a country in SW Asia, on the SE coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the United Arab Emirates in the nW, Saudi Arabia in the west, and Yemen in the SW. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea in the south and east, and the Gulf of Oman in the nE. A vast desert plain covers most of central Oman, with mountain ranges along the north and SE coast, where the country’s main cities are also located. Oman is a spectacular country with striking contrasts. Activities from deep sea fishing and dolphin and whale watching to sunset cruising and diving are set amidst spectacular surroundings. With its diverse terrain of mountain cliffs, deserts, and seascapes, as well as its great museums, cultural events and fine cuisine, Oman is a gem of a place with a soothing, magical and mystical feel. With its wide range of international hotels and wealth of things to see and do, Oman has quickly become a desirable yachting destination. It is safe and friendly, welcoming visitors from around the globe. Oman’s more than 500 forts, castles and towers in diverse architectural styles are proud witnesses to the country’s glorious past. And with more than a thousand miles of coastline, Oman offers some of the most stunning beaches you could hope for. The capital city of Muscat is an impressive city, tightly enveloped in a rocky bay surrounded by mountains. It is distinguished by the presence of fascinating citadels, forts, towers, walls, gates and historical houses. With a plethora of dining and shopping, Muscat is a living example of coexistence between a rich past and an open present. The best time to visit Muscat is between October and April when the weather is pleasantly warm during the day and cool at night. Most superyachts visiting Oman are en route for the Red Sea; the route from India, particularly Mumbai, passes very close to Raysut. Many new tourist facilities have been developed in the past 2-3 years in Oman, mostly around the Muscat area and in the country’s interior. Yachts are most welcome and can stop at Port Salalah, Mina Qaboos (Muscat) and Marina Bander Al-Rowdha (just to the east of Muscat), at the heart of Oman’s recreational fishing, diving, and whale watching area.
2010 - 2011