Oman’s Arabian Sea coast. Photo: Tim Pile

Oman: the good, bad and ugly sides to the ‘Switzerland of the Gulf’ for tourists

  • The crime-free Arab nation is officially home to 2016’s ‘nicest people on the planet’
  • With temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius, make sure you pick the right time to go
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Oman’s Arabian Sea coast. Photo: Tim Pile
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The peak of Mount Kinabalu, in Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Photo: Alamy

Sabah: the good, bad and ugly sides to the Malaysian state on the island of Borneo

  • Whether it’s snorkelling in translucent turquoise waters or hiking to the summit of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah has something for everyone
  • There are troubles in paradise, though, including deforestation and the risk of getting kidnapped by militants
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The peak of Mount Kinabalu, in Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Photo: Alamy
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