Qurum is a suburb of the capital of Oman, Muscat. It is pretty well know with travellers, primarily because of its main attraction: the beach. When people talk about beaches in Oman, this is usually the first one they think of and the one they visit first. As such, it is arguably the most popular of all of the Omani beaches.
The reason for Qurum Beach being one of the most popular beaches in the country is most likely its location. Being right next to the capital, it is not easily the most accessible of all the Omani beaches: most international flights to the country come in at the capital, after all, and hence majority of the tourists are concentrated in this area. Furthermore, it is not just easy to access but also well-served by a good number of establishments, resorts, and hotels, which takes care of the problem of accommodations for beachgoers. Some of the biggest hotels in the country are actually just a short walk or ride from it, including the Crowne Plaza as well as the Hotel Muscat InterContinental.
The beach and its surrounding area are very well developed. There are more than a fair number of parks, sit-outs, and sculpted gardens right next to the waters, which makes this an ideal place to go to if you have a family or children with you. It is not uncommon to go to the beach and discover a number of games taking place on the sands as well, from football to cricket.
There is a boardwalk near the waters too if you simply want to promenade and gaze out at the blue waters without getting your feet wet or sandy. Near the boardwalk are several of the main shopping districts, which means you can stroll through them right after or before your beach trip. The beauty of the beach is really that everything you might ostensibly need is just a short distance away, because development has tended to concentrate construction around this tourist site. Hence, you get the sand and the sea as well as the shopping centre, and there are several excellent restaurants nearby as well.
There is more to Qurum than its beach, of course, although it is often difficult to separate its main attraction from the other ones (since they are generally built around it). One distinct site that you might want to visit as well should you be in the area is Qurum Natural Park. This is yet another common haunt for tourists and travellers here, as cultural presentations-or miniature festivals, in a sense-take place in it regularly. There are laser shows put on just about daily in the park, as well as various performances from different talents and performing troupes from nearby countries and nations. Embassies from other nations are regularly involved in the organisation of presentations, and they help to promote the cultures of their own nations, whether they are Afghani or African. The local artist groups and tradesmen are also usually presenting their crafts here, so you can visit the park for a taste of different cultural samplers.