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

Looking at today’s paper – Ali Al Habsi the footballer received the Oman Civil Order an award and much of the inside pages covered the achievements of Oman since 1970.

Fireworks Oman National Day 2008
Fireworks Oman National Day 2008

As is tradition, we were treated to fireworks with a wonderful 15-minute display near Qurm – the volume even a kilometer away was sufficient to wake up the Cicadas and they chirped along – I suspect with concern.

Author: Tony Walsh

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

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  1. I love oman too much and inever saw countrey like oman peasfull and the people there are so gentell and very smart and they are very honest and they always open minded and helping any stranger come to there countrey they are very polite and when ever you decide to have awalk through the countrey just go and you will find all the support and walke there and no body will hurt you oman is very buetifull countrey and clean and the law there is very good and respectifull from all the people iwish all the best for the omanies and oman and ahappey life for his majesty sultan qaboos who is very intelegent man and all the time looking for the best of his countrey and his people

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