is known for its popular tourist attractions. Wadi's deserts,
beaches, and mountains are areas which make Oman unique to its
neighboring GCC nations (Wadis in particular). Jebel Shams is
Oman's tallest mountain, highest point, and is a popular destination
for camping. Most of the major malls are located in Muscat, the
capital. The largest mall in the country is the Muscat City Centre
which was built by Majid Futtaim, an Emirati business man. Other
popular tourist activities include sand skiing in the desert,
mountain-climbing, camel racing, and camping.
The Muscat Festival is usually held at
the beginning of every year. During this event, traditional dances
are held, temporary theme parks open, and concerts take place.
Another popular event is the Khareef Festival, which is similar
to Muscat Festival; however it is held in August in Salalah, Dhofar.
During this latter event, mountains are packed as a result of
the cool breeze weather during that period of time which rarely
occurres in Muscat.