Peaceable and tranquil, Oman occupies the southeastern a part of the Arabian peninsula and has lengthy been an essential 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 fantasy and thriller. A compelling mix of the previous and the brand new, its impeccably maintained capital, Muscat combines conventional Arabic and Islamic kinds with historic fortifications and architectural treasures that units it other than many different trendy cities within the Center East.
As we speak, Oman enjoys a fame as a contemporary Arabic nation that retains a lot of its previous desert traditions. Exterior the cities, its spectacular desert surroundings is riddled with excessive mountains and fertile oases that conceal deep canyons and exquisite coastlines that harbour abandoned seashores, lush wadis and an entire 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 individuals, who’re visibly pleased with their distinctive nation.