Oman is a magnificent country that stirs the imagination and one of the world’s most exciting geo parks. It has a rich and exotic geological heritage which records the history of hundreds of millions of years in the coastlines, majestic mountains, caves and the numerous wadis. The country occupies the south eastern edge of the Arabian plate, is being pushed slowly northward, as the Red Sea grows wider. The lofty Al Hajar Mountains and the drowned valleys of Musandam are dramatic reminders of this. Generally speaking Oman is fairly quiescent tectonically. Musandam experiences occasional tremors as the Arabian Plate collides with the Eurasian Plate.
With us you can study the geology of Oman and learn more about the structure of Omans’ mountain chain. Ophiolite, foreign-born sediments, and autochthon sediments you can see in Wadi Bani Kharous. In Jabal Al Shams you might find some Bivalves, gastropods, lovely ursine, and the not so impressive but very interesting orbitolins. In the interior regions you will find sedimentary rocks, wadi gravels, dune sands and salt flats. Beneath them is a several kilometer thick stack of older sedimentary rocks that host the country’s hydrocarbon resources. Ancient salt, which comes to the surface in several salt domes such as Qarat Kibrit, plays an important role in forming many of these oil and gas accumulations. You can explore our country and study the geology of Oman with our guides (Geo-tours specialists) with us; they will bring the nature close to you.