Horse Racing in Oman

tradition and Arab Horses

On my way down to Salalah I had a wonderful visit to a local farm and an afternoons racing.

Horse Race in Adam Oman
Horse Race in Adam Oman

After lunch in the farm, where 3 of the horses who participated were stabled, we arrived for the days events.

Horse Race in Adam Music
Horse Race in Adam Music

Various local dignitaries were present and we were treated to traditional Omani entertainment. It made an enjoyable break on my Oman trip between Muscat and Salalah and helped speed me on my way.

Oman’s National Day

November 18th is Oman’s National Day. This year is the 38th celebration of what is referred to as Oman’s Renaissance since Sultan Qaboos ( حفظ الله صاحب الجلالة) became ruler of Oman . The changes since 1970 have been remarkable – of course it’s human nature to say the good old days were better but I have yet to hear anyone say that about Oman.

Times of Oman National Day 2008
Times of Oman National Day 2008

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Restaurants in Oman

we enjoyed some wonderful meals on a tour through northern Oman

In a vast swing from Muscat, over the mountains, through the desert, along the coast and back to Muscat we enjoyed some wonderful meals.

Local Meal in Oman
Local Meal in Oman

Some in ‘local restaurants’ others in hotels along the way and finally in Al Bustan Palace.

Al Bustans China Mood
Al Bustans China Mood

Fish was certainly the highlight of most meals and Squid featured in a couple. While Oman doesn’t have what seems to be a vast choice of dining options – sometimes it can turn out wonderful meals.

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Restaurants in Al Bustan Palace Hotel Oman

With the opening of Al Bustan Palace Hotel the hotel’s acclaimed restaurants and bars are getting into their rhythm .

Bar Al Bustan Palace
Bar Al Bustan Palace

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