Eidiya for distribution in Oman

Following morning prayers on the first day of Eid the tradition in Oman is that children wander around to collect ‘Eidiya’.

Oman Currency
Oman Currency

Eidiya is cash, typically 100 baisa from folks like me and bigger notes from family or the rich. However the appreciation of new notes make it worth going to a bit of trouble to obtain them, so I made a request for 100 notes.  Continue reading “Eidiya for distribution in Oman”

Rumba Lattina Restaurant at The Cave

We arrived after Iftar for a meal at The Cave, Muscat’s newish restaurant complex (intended to have numerous themed dining choices). Currently there are two choices of venue, one with a buffet that seemed to have been cleared – so we had no choice but to walk to the single option open, which was Rumba Lattina.

The Cave Rumba Lattina exterior
The Cave Rumba Lattina exterior

As there did not appear to be any service offered outside this restaurant we ‘chose’ to sit  Continue reading “Rumba Lattina Restaurant at The Cave”

Qaranqashoo at Bait Zubair the Ramadhan childrens event

On the 14th night of Ramadhan (the middle of that month) there is a childrens celebration called ‘Qaranqashoo’ (قرنقشوه) . It traditionally was when children went knocking on the front door of neighbours houses to ask for ‘halwa’ (sweets).

Qarenqashoo in Al Harthy Complex
Qarenqashoo in Al Harthy Complex

The first part of the word is used Continue reading “Qaranqashoo at Bait Zubair the Ramadhan childrens event”