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A scent of adventure in Arabia

A scent of adventure in Arabia What, I wonder on my first morning in Muscat, would devotees of showy Dubai make of a holiday here in neighbouring Oman? Might they bemoan the lack of indoor ski resorts and shiny towers competing to be the world’s tallest? Or the absence of footballers’ villas on artificial islands shaped as palm trees? The Sultanate of...
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Oman an overview

Stretching from the lunar-like Hajar Mountains in the north to lush and temperate city of Salalah in the south, the Sultanate of Oman — with its year-round sunshine and a stable economy — is one of the lesser-known treasures of the Arabian Peninsula. Oman is hollowed out with incredible natural underground playgrounds, including the second largest...
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Food and Drinks in OMAN

Food in Oman is mainly a question of eating to live, rather than living to eat. The country’s culinary traditions offer an interesting blend of Arabian and Indian influences, although the stuff served up in most local cafés and restaurants generally consists of a predictable selection of shwarmas and biryanis, with maybe a few other Middle Eastern meze and grills...
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Common Tips about OMAN

What is the commonly spoken language in Oman? Can I get by using only English? Most locals are able to understand English atleast in the Muscat area. In the interiors it is best to use the services of a guide/ interpreter. Ensure that you purchase a good guidebook, available in most bookshops in the city. Is there a strictly enforced dress code? Oman is among the...
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