Northern Oman is the region hosting the capital city Muscat, fertile Al-Batinah coast, majestic Hajar Mountains and the Musandam Peninsula. It borders the United Arab Emirates to the north and Saudi Arabia to the west.
- 1 Muscat — the historic capital and largest city
- 2 Bahla — oasis town with a UNESCO World Heritage site
- 3 Buraimi — border crossing town adjacent to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates
- 4 Khasab — capital of Musandam Peninsula and historic port to Iran
- 5 Nizwa — home the best-known fort in Oman
- 6 Sohar — the legendary home of Sindbad
- 7 Ibri — land of Wadis and Suqs
- 8 Birkat Al-Mawz – village on the southern rim of Jebel Akhdar
- 1 Hajar Mountains — a majestic range, which stretches into the United Arab Emirates
- 2 Madha — tiny exclave of Oman completely surrounded by the United Arab Emirates
- 3 Musandam Peninsula — a rocky exclave on the Straits of Hormuz with some magnificent wadis and a coastline with fjord-like fingers out into the ocean
- 1 Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman. A world heritage site made up of five ancient irrigation systems. They are located in the regions of Ash Sharqiyah and Al Batinah, in the Hajar Mountains.
- 2 Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn. Archaeological UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Hajar Mountains. UNESCO describes it as the "most complete collection of settlements and necropolises from the 3rd millennium B.C. in the world."
Large areas of the south are uninhabited, and travelers should make adequate preparations for survival in a desert wilderness.