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Oman: A Photo Journey Part 1

Oman is a stunning contrast of beaches, mountains and deserts, and one of the Middle East’s hidden treasures. Country Director Sofia explored this fascinating country in November of 2015, and here she shares some of her favorite experiences from Oman in a 2 part series. Check back next week for more photos from this incredible place.

Mosques - On our Oman tour, we also include a visit to the United Arab Emirates first, where you will visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a true wonder. Constructed between 1996 to 2007 it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering prayers and Eid prayers. During Eid it can be visited by more than 40,000 people. You will have the opportunity to explore and discover the mosque on your own.

Bedouin Pots - Here are some of the typical brass and silver pots you'll find on one of our desert Bedouin stops.
 


 

Bimmah Sinkhole - Folk stories say this sinkhole was created by a meteor that hit Oman a long, long time ago. We stop here for a swim in it’s crystal, pristine, blue waters.


Birkat al Mauz - Explore old abandoned villages like Birkat al Mauz, nestled among palm trees and date plantations.

Khasab - Spend day on a traditional dhow in the fishing village of Khasab.



Muttrah Souk - Sharpen your bartering skills in Muscat’s Muttrah souk where you’ll find a little bit of everything.

Nizwa - The ancient town of Nizwa is surrounded by a thick palm oasis and Oman’s highest mountains. Explore its famous souk, where you’ll find only authentic Omani products.

Have you ever traveled to Oman? Have any question about this beautiful country? Comment below.
 

ElderTreks - January 29, 2016
 

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