As Eid holidays approach, residents have started looking at prospects for short breaks for reasonable prices.
Though the dates for the Eid holidays have not been announced, tour operators believe that the holidays will be from October 14 to October 19 and are planning their holidays accordingly.
Here are some of our top destinations for this Eid holidays.
It may not be your dream destination. Compare it with any other country around the globe and it might lack the charisma of Switzerland, the pizzazz of the world's fashion capitals and the glorified historical relics.
Though initially you feel less enchanted yet the Isles of Serendipity is one of the must places to visit as it unfolds its topographical variety, historical remains spanning 3,000 years and an unexpected natural uniqueness branching out with diverse flora and fauna and finally the wide blue stretch of the Indian Ocean.
"At just a little more than four -hours flight from Muscat, it's very convenient for Eid holidays," said Lakshman Weerasooriya, Country Manager of SriLankan Airlines-Oman, said.
Sri Lankan Airlines and Oman Air fly to Colombo and are priced around OMR140 per return flight. This Eid, Oman Air is also selling Eid al Adha Holiday Tour to Sri Lanka from OMR330 per person from October 14 to October 20. This includes return flights, hotel accommodations, breakfast, transportation by air-conditioned coach with an English speaking guide and entrance fees.
To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia - a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs.
Here rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.
For the perfect Eid holidays, tour operators say that Malaysia is a holiday full of surprises, shopping, cultural diversity and natural wonders.
Oman Air flies to Malaysia and this Eid, it is also selling Eid al Adha Holiday Tour to Malaysia from October 14 to 18 at OMR335 per person which includes flights, stay at a 5 star hotel with buffet breakfast and a half day city tour.
Another beach destination, but this one's more of a luxury package and is perfect for couples, who are willing to splurge on the tranquil scenery and turquoise waters.
Tour operators are selling this destination packed with flight tickets, all meals, speed boat transfers and more starting from OMR400 per person.
Spain has what you want. Spain has what you need. Tourists all over the world are fascinated to see the splendid architecture of cities they visit in Spain.
Some of the travel agents are selling six nights of Spain packages from OMR500 which includes air tickets, 2 nights of accommodation in Barcelona, 2 nights in Seville, 2 nights in Madrid and second class train tickets between the cities.
Bangkok always smiles. It claims to be a cultural phenomenon, a shopping heaven and a tourist treasure besides one of the most cosmopolitan, contrasting and, above all, compelling of the Asian cities.
Razan Travel is selling Eid in Bangkok for OMR355 per person which includes air tickets, accommodation for six nights, breakfast and excursion with English speaking guide, besides taxes.
If a cultural journey is what you are looking for, then Istanbul is your destination. From travelling on the magnificent Bosphorus that connects Europe and Asia, and by visiting 'Blue Mosque', Istanbul will keep surprising you.
And if you have more time to spend, you should visit Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish. It is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water.
Travel agents are selling Turkey packages from OMR250 per person but that does not include the air fares.
At just four-hours of flight time, this is another country that has much to offer in terms of history, culture, cuisine, beaches and even shopping.
If you are planning a holiday in India, get your air ticket immediately as a large number of Indian expats have already booked their tickets to celebrate their Eid holidays back home.
If you are not shaken by the attack on a mall in Kenya and you are a wildlife fanatic, then Kenya it is. But you have to remember that Kenya packages don't come cheap and begin from around OMR600 with air tickets, meals, and guided safari tours.
Another destination that comes with a recommendation about a variety of activities is Jordan.
Whether it's a dip in the scenic waters or a trek to witness Petra's dramatic ruins, or embark on a bumpy ride on the desert trail, you have a wide selection to
You can even hire an English-speaking guide to show you the city. You can grab an all-inclusive deal – with stay, airfare, sightseeing and some meals – for around OMR350 per person.