Pleasant ways to travel in Oman
Oman is one of the oldest human inhabited places on Earth. Human habitation in the Sultanate of Oman has been for at least 106,000 years. The city of Dereaze is 9,000 years old.
Oman has ultra modern souqs and Bedouin towns. Oman is soaked in traditional culture with men wearing the traditional disdasah and women decked in hijab.
Some of the must buy Omani souvenirs are dagger and sheaths decorated in silver threads, hand embroidered turbans, frankincense, terracotta pots, date syrup, chocolate dates, sesame dates, raw dates and dry dates.
Some of the must try Omani delicacies are shark soup. Omani coffee is sugar free and is a must try. Omani coffee is sipped with dates instead of sugar. Omani karak tea is a brew made with ginger and cardamom infused in flavored milk. Saloona is a mixed veggies dish in thick gravy. Omani breads are thin crust and are cheese and honey laden.
Some of the must try non vegetarian dishes are Mishkak which is a skewered meat grilled on charcoal. Arsia is lamb meat cooked in rice. Shuwa is a roasted beef preparation in a special oven in a pit dug beneath the ground.
Oman has 250 varieties of dates and has 8 million date palms. Some of the must try dates are Khalas, Naghal, Bunaringah, Qashkantrah, Khasab, Khunaizi, Et Alia.
Oman has souq for everything. Some of the unique souqs are date souq, halwa souq for dessert, gold souq, gum souq, goat souq, Al Hafaq souq for gum and incense, Et Alia. Ibra are women only souqs. Women are at their safety best in this part of the Arab World.
The Sultanate of Oman is a Monarch. Oman is on the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Arabian Gulf.
Muscat is the capital of Oman and the country’s largest metropolitan city. Some of the must do famous landmarks are Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in ivory marble and grand dome with kaleidoscopic Persian carpet and Al Jalali and Mirani 16th century Portuguese forts on Muscat Harbor.
Muttrah souq in Muscat is the oldest market place in the Arab world and is a must do.It is a labyrinthine souq with the freshest marine produce.
Jebel Akhdar, Dereaze and Nizwa are must do detours in the Sultanate of Oman.
Nizwa Fort is a castle with a distinct cylindrical turret tower of 17th century. Nizwa souqs are artistic with artisanal handicrafts and silversmith. Some of the must have souvenirs are Nizwa gun, Nizwa khanjar, silverware, silver jewelry and figs. Nizwa Grand Mosque is surreal.
Ras Al Jinz turtle reserve is the haven for endangered giant green turtles. Hoota caves are one of the largest cave clusters in the world with stalactites and stalagmites formations without a trace of carbon dating.
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