Set on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is a blend of the new and the old as evidenced in its architecture, its attitudes and customs. It is a land of majestic forts, imposing castles, historical tombs and palace ruins. As you travel through the country you will see Omanis in colorful dress, rustic villages, stark majestic mountain ranges, a vast expanse of desert and serene sandy beaches. Shopping for native crafts in vibrant markets offers the perfect opportunity to interact with the locals. Oman is also steeped in myths and legends as it is believed to be the home of Sinbad the Sailor and the site of the ruins of the palace reputed to be that of the Queen of Sheba.