December - February (Winter)
The winter months offer fantastic weather (averaging 63-86F) and great opportunities for all adventure seekers who wish to have an extraordinary experience of the Arabian desert, and the bedouin lifestyle. The temperatures are perfect for outside activities such as sand boarding, camel riding and stargazing. The humid weather of Muscat is at its lowest, which allows visitors to enjoy the city’s amazing beaches and fresh waters.
Events and Festivals
-Environment Day - January 8th when the country celebrates its environmental achievements and announces its new projects for environment and sustainability.
-The Muscat Festival - A cultural, musical and natural celebration. The event starts late in January and lasts until mid-February. During the festival, there are several Omani and global musical performances, talk shows, competitions and plays.
-Christmas and New Year is an extremely popular time in Oman, particularly in Muscat. As such, hotels raise their prices accordingly and often impose a compulsory gala dinner on New Year's Eve.