Culture and Heritage

23 Oct 2014, Posted by admin in

Although Oman has existed as a distinct nation for several thousand years, the modern state—the Sultanate of Oman—is a creation of the last two centuries. The traditional territorial concept of Oman was altered in this period by the independence of the northwestern part of Oman…

Natural History

23 Sep 2014, Posted by admin in

The predominant image of the Arabian landscape is that of desert. The natural landscape of Oman is however much more varied, as are its flora and fauna, even though a shortage of water impairs all kinds of life in the country. A high value is…

Scenery & Landscapes

24 Aug 2014, Posted by admin in

The landscapes of the Sultanate of Oman are very varied: the fjords of the Musandam peninsula, the spectacular Hajar mountains, the vast dunes of the Rub al-Khali and Wahiba deserts, lush green Dhofar, the fertile Batinah coast and the modern capital Muscat.

Architectural Heritage

23 Aug 2014, Posted by admin in

The contemporary urban character of Omani culture has strong ties to Indian Mogul architectural style. This is manifested in the seafront whitewashed two- and occasionally three-story residential buildings that line the road along the harbor of Matrah (Muscat’s sister city). It is also seen in…