Situated on the south-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman offers diverse and spectacular locations including; arid landscapes, rocky canyons, sand dunes, wadis, beaches, old forts, palaces, mosques, modern and traditional architecture to name just a few.

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Oman's extraordinary landscapes, as well as its stunning architectural and interior locations, make the perfect backdrop for your production!

New roads built through spectacular arid mountain landscapes make for great car commercials and car chase scene locations.

Popular Filming Locations In Oman

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Duqm (located in Al Wusta governorate)

The governorate possesses a long, curving coastline and is home to vast virgin, sandy beaches that stretch for miles. The Barr Al Hikman peninsula is especially known for its visiting flocks of flamingos.

Duqm is connected by air as well as by road. The road journey is around a seven hour drive from the capital of Muscat, while a flight takes around two hours. The area is not very populated, hence filming can be a hassle-free affair.

This location has never been explored by international film makers and therefore makes for a great location.

Filming locations include the following:

• Rock Gardens
• Black Mountains
• Pink Lagoons
• Sugar Dunes
• Arabian Oryx Sanctuary
• Bird Watching at Barr Al Hikmann
• Fishing Village

Musandam Peninsula (Khasab)

The city of Khasab is a fantastic base from which to explore the Musandam Peninsula. You can enjoy the scenery on the water, starting with a cruise on a traditional Dhow to spot pods of dolphin resting and feeding, and continuing with a trip to the surrounding mountains and fjords by 4WD vehicle or mountain bike if you’re feeling extra adventurous.

The village of Kumzar is accessible only by boat and requires an invitation from a local.

Filming locations include the following:

• Snorkelling
• The traditional village of Lima
• Telegraph Island
• Village of Kumzar

Sur (A’Sharqiyah South)

The South A’Sharqiyah Governorate is the north-eastern facade of the Sultanate of Oman. It overlooks the Arabian Sea from the east and is connected to the Sharqiyah sands from the south and Al-Dakhiliyah Governorate from the west.

South A’Sharqiyah governorate includes five districts: Sur, Al-Kamel Wa Al-Wafi, Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, Jalan Bani Bu Ali and Masirah Island.
The white sands and pebble beach which can be found between Wadi Shab and Wadi Tiwi is great for water enthusiasts. The city of Sur, famed for its ship building, makes for fantastic camping and fishing locations.

It should also come as no surprise that this area offers an amazing range of activities for nature and sea lovers; from turtle watching at Ras Al Hadd, to kite surfing on Masirah Island or visiting the traditional Dhow yard of Sur, where Arabia’s ancient style of boat continue to be crafted by hand.

Filming locations include the following:

• Sur Dhow Yard (dhow building)
• Sur Maritime Museum
• Ras Al Jinz
• Wadi Al Tiwi
• Wadi Shab
• Qalhat Ruins
• Bimmah Sinkhole
• Majlis Al Jinn sinkhole

Salalah (Dhofar Governorate)

Oman’s southernmost region is host to many unique attractions including Prophet Ayoub’s Grave nestled deep in the mountains, the blowholes of Mughsayl and the Land of Frankincense – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Deep sea diving and snorkelling off the coast of the Hallaniyat Islands are just some of the more adventurous activities available through local tour operators.

Filming locations include the following:

• Frankincense trees
• Wadi Shaat
• The Lost City of Ubar
• Jebel Samhan Nature Reserve
• Tawi Ateer Sinkhole
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Known for the ‘Fossil Valley’ of Jebel Huwayah, to the many castles within the interior villages and countryside and the golden sands of the Rub Al Khali (the Empty Quarter).

Filming locations include the following:

• Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter)
• Castles & Forts

Jabal Akhdar Suwara Village

The village of Al Suwjara gives an example of an ancient Omani village whose houses were built with mud and stone, where ancient heritage was mixed with the beauty of modern ideas to create a wonderful tourist village.

This village is in Jabal Al Akhdar, 176 km away from Muscat, which can be reached by four-wheel drive vehicles. Reaching it requires driving 4 km on an unpaved road and then walking for 15 minutes. Upon reaching there, the tourist would forget the troubles and hardships of the road when feeling the calm and fresh air.

Birkat Al Mouz

Birkat Al Mouz is a small town in Wilayat Nizwa in the Al Dakhiliyah Governorate of Oman. Birkat Al Mouz is located at the foothills of Jabal Akhdar.

The Al Ya’aribah Mosque, built in 1649, is considered one of the oldest mosques in Oman and has Falaj Al Khatmain passing through it. There are a few private stalls/rooms just outside the mosque where there is access to the falaj, allowing locals to bathe or wash from it. Just near the Al Ya’aribah Mosque, there is Bait Al Ridaydah Castle.

A short-walk from the mosque towards the palm farms will lead you to the old part of Birkat Al Mouz, known locally as Harat Al Sibani, which means "neighborhood of the Sibani family". The old neighborhood has numerous old houses, and ruins inter-wined with newer houses.

The oldest part is near the hills overlooking the farms, where you could walk through and reach a semi-demolished tower for an excellent view of the surrounds.


Muscat is the Capital and the most populated city in Oman. It is the seat of the Governorate of Muscat. Known since the early 1st century AD as an important trading port between the west and the east.

Muscat was ruled by various indigenous tribes as well as foreign powers such as the Persians, the Portuguese Empire, the Iberian Union and the Ottoman Empire at various points in its history.
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Filming In Oman

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Screen Oman is the first contact for the production of feature films, documentaries, commercials, music videos as well as photo shoots, in Oman.

We aim to promote Oman as a leading film destination and ensure that filming goes smoothly, and also that we maximise the benefits of film production for the region.

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