Oman

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Additional Information
Capital Muscat
Currency OMR
Timezone Asia/Muscat
Total States 5 regions
Airport City Muscat International Airport,muscat, Sohar International Airport,Oman, Salalah International Airport,Salalah,
Ruling Type King Ruled
Offical Languages Arabic,
National Animal Arabian oryx
Food Majboos, Shuwa, Mashuai
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Nov
Summer : Jun - Aug
Winter     : Dec - Feb
Sprint      : Mar - May


Destination



1 ) Muscat
Popular - Mountains     Location - Muscat, -Muscat, -Oman

 
Muscat is the capital and largest city of Oman. It is the seat of the Governorate of Muscat. According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the total population of Muscat Governorate reached 1.4 million as of September 2018. The metropolitan area spans approximately 3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi) and includes six provinces called wilayats.[citation needed] Known since the early 1st century CE as an important trading port between the west and the east, Muscat was ruled by various indigenous tribes as well as foreign powers such as the Persians, the Portuguese Empire, the Iberian Union and the Ottoman Empire at various points in its history. A regional military power in the 18th century, Muscat's influence extended as far as East Africa and Zanzibar. As an important port-town in the Gulf of Oman, Muscat attracted foreign tradesmen and settlers such as the Persians and the Balochis. Since the ascension of Qaboos bin Said as Sultan of Oman in 1970, Muscat has experienced rapid infrastructural development that has led to the growth of a vibrant economy and a multi-ethnic society. Muscat is termed as a Global City.
 
Muscat, Oman’s port capital, sits on the Gulf of Oman surrounded by mountains and desert. With history dating back to antiquity, it mixes high-rises and upscale shopping malls with clifftop landmarks such as the 16th-century Portuguese forts, Al Jalali and Mirani, looming over Muscat Harbor. Its modern, marble-clad Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, with 50m dome and prodigious Persian carpet, can accommodate 20,000 people.
 


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Festival

1 ) Muscat Festival

One of the grandest festivals in Oman is the Muscat Festival, which showcases the Omani culture and heritage through art forms and various activities. The festival lasts a whole month, between January and February and is a huge celebration. It is a magical festival, reflecting the beauty as well as the history of Oman, and is a beautiful way of preserving its culture, customs and traditions.


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2 ) Salalah Festival

Salalah Tourism Festival occurs during the 'Khareef' or monsoon season of Oman. It typically starts around mid-July and lasts until late August. During the Khareef season, the city of Salalah is transformed into a lush oasis, due to the rain showers that cool the summer air. The festival hosts beautiful artistic as well as cultural shows, with a mix of international programs for international tourists who come to enjoy the festival. It is a vibrant festival; with clothes stalls, restaurants, music, games, theatrics, circuses and much more. Many families come to have a picnic and enjoy the beautiful monsoon weather, while others come to enjoy the shows, games and fireworks that take place. It gets bigger and grander each year, with more roller coasters, music, cultural activities, food stalls and so on.


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3 ) Eid Al Adha

Due to the majority of Muslim populations in Oman, the country celebrates 'Eid al-Fitr', and it is regarded as one of the most important religious festivals in Oman. Eid marks the end of Ramadan, which is the Islamic holy month of fasting. The festival of Eid lasts for three days. On the first day of Eid al-Fitr, Omanis go to mosques and perform the Eid prayer. After the Morning Prayer, the celebrations and feastings begin. Some common traditions in Oman are wearing new clothes, visiting relatives, giving presents to children, sending cards, and preparing festive meals. Moreover, due to the spirit of Eid, many Omanis go out of their way to show kindness and generosity to others. It is also common for many Arabs of the Middle East to host communal meals during Eid.


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