Sulaiman Al Rashdi
Your Local Tour Guide In Oman
“Oman is my motherland, I know everything about it. It is an amazing country, with very helpful and friendly people, but if you don’t have enough knowledge about it, you might find it a bit challenging to travel independently. So, if you would like to have a great holiday in Oman, don’t do it on your own, but rely on somebody with a lot of local knowledge and experience.”
So, who am I ?
I come from Oman, where I work as a professional tour guide, fully licenced by the Omani Ministry of Tourism (licence number: GTG60/2014). I have been guiding since 2008 and I have vast and varied experience leading trips and specialist expeditions through Oman and the United Arab Emirates. I also offer guided tours through Lebanon and Iran. I studied at Administrative Training Institute in Muscat, but I am passionate about travelling, off-road expeditions and sport (football in particular). I am a world-traveller myself and have explored a lot of countries on many continents. I speak Arabic (my native language), English, Swahili and Hindi.
Whether you are a nature-lover or a “culture-vulture”, I am here to help because I am very knowledgeable about my country and willing to share my knowledge with you. I always become a part of the group that I guide and will help you explore and gain in-depth experience of my beautiful country. I am flexible and adaptable with your needs and priorities. I am open-minded, well-organised, reliable, trustworthy, honest and fun to spend time with. I will help you understand the culture, admire nature and would like to share my love and passion for my country with you!
What is my offer ?
Whether you are a true adventure-lover or would like to just take it easy and chillax, I have something for you. You can choose your own trip with a custom-made itinerary, the number of days and type of accommodation (from simple but clean budget guesthouses to luxury resorts). Just let me know what kind of accommodation you are interested in and I will be able to book it at attractive, discounted prices. Depending on the itinerary and your budget, you can choose a 4-wheel drive vehicle or a less expensive sedan car. Whether you would like to sample simple local food or try fine dining at fancy restaurants, we can always find something suitable and delicious en-route. We can follow the typical tourist trail or travel off-the-beaten track and explore roads less-travelled from east to west and from north to south, including Dhofar/Salalah region. If are passionate about bird-watching, trekking or hiking, I can organise these activities for you. If you are keen on dolphin-watching, snorkelling or simply taking a relaxing boat trip, I am also here to help. If you are interested in meeting wonderfully friendly local people in total culture immersion, capturing beautiful images of stunning scenery and having memorable experiences for years to come, you have just found the right person to welcome you at the airport or meet you at the lobby and guide you through beautiful Oman. Nice atmosphere is guaranteed on board wherever we travel!
So, whether you travel for pleasure or on business, you will find something that will suit your taste and budget. Booking trips directly with me has also got an added value as it saves you money!
A little about Oman
You will discover, explore and understand real Oman and its spectacular natural beauty, rich culture, traditions and history. You will travel along the coast admiring the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea and dip into the emerald pools in the oases of palm-lined wadis (valleys). You will cross the breathtaking mountains and spend unforgettable time there in touch with the star-lit sky. You will travel off-road deep into the desert and sleep in a desert camp surrounded by golden sand dunes and Bedouin settlements. You will admire impressive forts, castles and other historic and ancient landmarks and UNESCO sites. You will meander through local souqs (markets) and experience the kaleidoscope of their colours, sounds and fragrances. You will hug frankincense trees and smell the scent of frankincense and Arabian perfumes. You will discover the stylish and cosmopolitan capital of Oman, Muscat. You will feel very safe and welcomed wherever you go or travel. Quintessential Arabia… Oman has got it all!
Omanis are a nation of very hospitable, welcoming, warm-hearted and respectful people. Also, as our precious guest, you are kindly requested to respect our local culture and customs and follow the conservative dress-code by covering your shoulders and knees.
So, what are you waiting for?
Book your flight tickets, purchase your visa (if applicable) and travel insurance, pack your bags and leave the rest to me.
You will have a wonderful time in Oman. Hope to see you here soon, very soon as the reopening of Muscat International Airport is planned for the 1st of October 2020.