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Oman Tourism

Oman is one of the most attractive tourist destinations of the Middle East awaiting discovery. Don’t wait for the hordes to descend; take a trip to the land of spectacular mountains and beautiful beaches that stretch forever. While coconuts grow in the southern coastal areas, roses and grapes are grown in the highlands around Jebel Akhdar.

The country has a historical past and an old world charm, unlike other Gulf countries where prosperity is only recently acquired. Muscat, the capital city, is the business hub but has preserved its 16th century monuments with care. The vacation capital, Salalah, has miles and miles of unblemished coastline full of beautiful beaches that stretch forever.

Did you know? Oman gained independence from the Portuguese empire in 1651 and till date it follows the system of 'Absolute Monarchy.'

Oman is traditionally known for breeding Arab horses. You will be delighted to see the horses in Oman clad in neck ornaments, a silver bridle, sweat cover placed on the back and a saddle to prevent abrasion and a silver collar piece. Omanis love and take pride in their horses!

The unique Frankincense trees grow wild in Oman.

Do you love fragrances? The leaves of myrtus communis or yas shrub found in Oman are used for making perfume.


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