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Al Batinah Governorate

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Things to do: historic sites, sightseeing, trails
Oman's Al Batinah Governorate lies nestled in a verdant valley between the Al Hajar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman. The largest city in the region, Sohar, can be a good gateway for exploring the province's sandy coastline, sleepy villages, and historic forts. Dry "wadi" valleys and date plantations make up the landscape, while things to do in Al Batinah Governorate include fishing, boating, relaxing on the beach, or driving the castle-dotted, mountainous Rustaq Loop, the region's main attraction. When using our Oman vacation route planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Where to stay in Al Batinah Governorate

The coastal town of Sohar offers the most variety in terms of accommodations in Al Batinah Governorate. Five- and four-star chains, as well as boutique hotels lie within walking distance of the town's scenic beaches and waterfront promenade. You can also find some comfortable mid-range lodgings nearby, while apartments for rent remain a good option for a longer stay.
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