Peaceful and tranquil, Oman occupies the southeastern a part of the Arabian peninsula and has lengthy been an vital gateway for commerce between Africa and Asia, as soon as controlling the profitable commerce in frankincense.
A land of historic seafarers, and residential to the legendary Sinbad, traditionally the nation was lengthy closed off to the surface world and, even in the present day, nonetheless exudes a fascinating aura of fable and thriller. A compelling mix of the outdated and the brand new, its impeccably maintained capital, Muscat combines conventional Arabic and Islamic types with historic fortifications and architectural treasures that units it aside from many different fashionable cities within the Middle East.
Today, Oman enjoys a status as a contemporary Arabic nation that retains a lot of its outdated desert traditions. Outside the cities, its spectacular desert surroundings is riddled with excessive mountains and fertile oases that conceal deep canyons and delightful coastlines that harbour abandoned seashores, lush wadis and a complete array of fascinating fortresses. To the south, past the Qara Mountains, lies the town of Salalah, a surprisingly lush eden, whose waterfalls and frankincense timber profit from the annual fruits of the monsoon rains. In a rustic that’s 80% desert, Salalah is an actual deal with and each journey to Oman is accomplished by the hospitality of its welcoming folks, who’re visibly pleased with their distinctive nation.