A weekend in the mountains of Oman

Joining in the celebrations for a wedding in the Jebel Akhdar Oman

 

Making the steep climb by car up to Jebel Akhdar I arrived in the late afternoon to join the celebrations for a friend’s wedding .

Wedding Arrival Oman
Wedding Arrival Oman

The formal betrothal had taken place last year and today would be the start of married life. Of course, it was a busy affair, as all Omani weddings are, with probably most households in the village joining in. Since this was a ‘town persons’ wedding we set off, in a queue of cars , to take the bride to the grooms home .

Date Tree in Omans Mountains
Date Tree in Omans Mountains

The next day I managed to have an early morning walk through the mountains before having a very enjoyable lunch at a simple reception to congratulate the groom.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4

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