PDO Marjan Beach in Muscat, Oman
Tip: Bring swimming fins or sandals, as the sea floor is marred by sharp rocks. Best time to come is early morning from 5am to 7am.
Marjan Beach is one of the best spots for amateur snorkellers. There are fantastic colourful coral beds close to the shore, so you don’t need to wade out too far. The beach is connected to the city centre, which means there is always a lot of buzz. Coral reefs also mean an exciting variety of marine life – so expect to see clown fish, turtles, sea cucumbers, and manta ray. Occasionally, you’ll run into a fisherman spearing cuttlefish. Around the corner are two-‐metre high cliffs, which are popular with cliff divers.