"Faiza-Ifrah's Oman off the beaten path" Oman by Faiza-Ifrah
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We have traveled by road to Oman twice in 3 years. The first trip was undertaken in the December of 2001 and the second in November of 2003.
The picture is of a fort that we saw while going into the hills of Alakhdar, with an ancient watch tower in the far background.
The Sultanate of Oman as it is called is a neighboring country of where we live (the UAE). Although it belongs to the group of countries comprising GCC, it is very different in character from the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. It has lot of land and very few people to begin with. Most of the country therefore, is off the beaten path for the travelers. The neatness, cleanness and good construction stands out.
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The Sultanate of Oman, as it is called, is spread over an area of 309,500 square kilometers.
In order to get an idea of its expanse, compare it with area of Germany at 360,000 sq. kms or US' mid Atlantic states of NY, PA, NJ, DA, and ML put together at 319,200 sq. kms.
- Pros:Culture, archaeological sites, historic buildings, friendly people
- Cons:Lack of tourist brochures and information at entry points
- In a nutshell:Great country with lots of off the beaten path attractions.
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- A modern city with pastoral touch.
- Picturesque Suhaar.
- 4 wheelers are the best bet.
- Watch mosques glowing in the night.
- Land of magical spells - it is true?
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