|Date||From 01 April 2012 To 31 December 2012|
|Address||Frankincense Land Museum, As Sultan Qaboos Street, Salalah, Oman|
Most people like to take in some culture during their holidays abroad and anyone staying in Oman hotels is likely to be spoilt for choice in the Arab state.
It can trace its history way back to the Stone and Bronze Ages and has all manner of historical attractions, from ancient grave sites to cave paintings.
One place that can help tourists bring all the pieces of its story together is the Frankincense Land Museum in Salalah.
This is open every day - although only in the afternoons on Thursdays and Fridays - and is located within the beautiful Al Balid Archaeological Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The museum features a history hall that details all of the state's background, geography and archaeological findings using original artefacts to enthrall visitors.
In the second section, there is a marine hall to inform people about Oman's rich nautical history and the creatures that inhabit its surrounding waters.
Tourists may wish to travel from the Millennium Resort Mussanah, Oman early in the morning in order to take in the museum in its entirety, then enjoy a walk around the Al Balid Archaeological Park in the afternoon, as it houses the remains of an Islamic ancient city.