Oman during March is a period when the temperature can vary considerably, with days approaching 40c or dropping to the low 20’s;
fortunately the March arrival of ACE Study Tours coincided with a period of cooler weather. The Falaj systems which have been recently registered on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list were a feature of the group’s visit.
A walk in the shade of a date oasis along the length of the Falaj at Rustaq gave an insight into the complicated water distribution method and the systems age which is now thought to have developed from around 2500BC
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