There are lots of Eid Events in Oman (cultural, family oriented and a horse event) this August 2018 – check them out and some places to see when you visit each.
22nd August 2nd Day of Eid 16:00 – onwards; SUR – N’ama Beach
Lighthouse and Al Ayjah – Sur
Sur with its 2 forts
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In north-western Oman are the ancient tombs and monuments associated with the UNESCO sites of Bat, Al Ayn and Al Khutm. UNESCO’s International Council on Monuments and Sites describes Bat as ‘the most complete and best-known site of the 3rd millennium BC’.
UNESCO – Bat Tomb – Oman
The sites were inscribed
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The last month has seen a flurry of activity by Oman that seems to be focused on Iran and a meeting between Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani.
This may have been set off by a meeting on March 13th
James Mattis the USA Defense Secretary met with Sultan Qaboos in Muscat .
Sultan Qaboos and James Mattis
Following this meeting On March 16th ‘s Minister Responsible
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Oman’s Frankincense would have been the original cash crop if cash had been invented 3,500 years ago; but in those days it was a crop of barter, royal gift or the spoil of war.
Adoration of the Magi – Museo Pio Cristiano
The most famous use of Frankincense is
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Currently, arrival regulations in Oman for tourists include a requirement that the vehicle in which they travel is insured for the territory of Oman.
Visa Entry & Exit stamps UAE & Oman
Insurance may be either taken by
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With its 2.5 million date palms, Al-Ahsa Oasis is the largest oasis in the world, its now a Saudi Arabia UNESCO site.
Al-Ahsa Date Oasis – കാക്കര
The town has a portfolio
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Oman is on the verge of having a large new commercial port, Sur Port Oman.
Located at Sur in eastern Oman, the proposed port will be part of a growing industrial base focused on the
LNG plants and Omani India Fertilizer Company.
Suez Holdings meets Oman’s Public Establishment of Industrial Estates – from Suez Holdings
The feasibility study was
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Qalhat in Oman, 22kms north-west of the port town of Sur is Oman’s latest UNESCO World Heritage Site, following from the announcement of
Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia.
Water Cistern – Qalhat UNESCO – Oman
Qalhat is an
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Oman’s Royal Oman Police have announced more alterations to Oman’s Tourist Visas.
Visa Entry & Exit stamps UAE & Oman
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British Foundation for the Study of Arabia (BFSA) Annual General Meeting, there was a good chance to listen to Dr Derek Kennet talk about Archaeology in Oman and especially the Iron Age archaeology of a little-studied region in Oman .
Dr Derek Kennet BFSA Talk about a little studied region in Oman
Dr Kennet has
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Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger was born on 3 June 1910 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (then Abyssinia) into a life of privilege and aristocratic connections.
Wilfred Thesiger is looked at by an Omani man
His father was the
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Cyclone Mekunu brought what is probably Dhofar’s most intense rainfall ever, which in turn brought some deaths ( 6 reported and perhaps a few more), caused destroyed roads and spectacular waterfalls.
Cyclone Mekenu 23 May MODIS NASA
The effect can be seen by the closure announcment, by the National Committee for Civil Defense, of major road links – shown in a diagram issued after Cyclone Mekunu. As the diagram
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One of the most astounding events during the
Cyclone Mekunu in Dhofar Oman has been the complete filling of the vast Tayq Cave sinkhole.
Tayq Cave – sinkhole in its normal state
This sinkhole is about
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