Category Archives: Oman

We Love Oman: World Heritage Sites by UNESCO; Times of Oman

In June 2018, the ruins of Qalhat near Sur were recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Ancient City of Qalhat, the aflaj irrigation systems of Oman, Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al Khutm and Al Ayn, Bahla Fort and the Land of Frankincense have been recognised as World Heritage Sites in Oman.

Source: We Love Oman: World Heritage Sites by UNESCO

20th anniversary of Land of Frankincense inclusion in Unesco World Heritage List; Oman Observer

The National Museum’s Learning and Community Outreach Department along with the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism organised a virtual on Monday to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the inclusion of the Land of Frankincense in the Unesco World Heritage List.

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Stamps celebrate Oman’s ancient system of irrigation; Oman Observer

Oman Post has launched a new series of stamps on the aflaj of Oman, in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water…

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Frankincense, one gift of the Magi is close to disappearing; Karen Graham; Digital Journal

On a starry night, long ago, three wise men brought gifts to the baby Jesus in a stable. One was gold, the others frankincense and myrrh. Frankincense, like myrrh, was highly prized for its medicinal properties. Today, the aromatic tree is in peril.

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Why Frankincense Is Suddenly So Smoking Hot; April Long; Town & Country Magazine

Holy smoke: Demand for the OG Christmas present has spiked in recent years, but are we putting its delicate source in mortal danger?

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Travel Oman: The wonders of falaj irrigation system; Gautam Viswanathan; Times of Oman

There are several Falaj systems – the plural for which is Aflaj – in the country, among the most famous of which are Falaj Al Khatmeen in Birkat Al Mouz in Nizwa, and Falaj Al Malki in the Wilayat of Izki.

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Falaj Al Malki – oldest single irrigation system in Sultanate; Oman Daily Observer

Falaj Al Malki in the Wilayat of Izki in the Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah, is one of the most famous and largest Falaj in the Sultanate.  A sign of…

Source: Falaj Al Malki – oldest single irrigation system in Sultanate

Spooky spots for restless souls: 10 of the world’s creepiest destinations; Hayley Skirka; The National

From vampire trails to ancient cemeteries and resident ghosts, visit these locations if you dare…

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Where Oman conquered mountains: A journey through the heart of the sultanate; Paul McLoughlin; Al Araby

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Fifth phase of restoration work at World Heritage site of Qalhat over; MenaFN

The fifth phase of restoration work at the ancient city of Qalhat, that was inscribed on the Unesco World…

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Fifth phase of restoration work at World Heritage site of Qalhat over; Muscat Daily

The fifth phase of restoration work at the ancient city of Qalhat, that was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List in 2018, has been completed.

Source: Fifth phase of restoration work at World Heritage site of Qalhat over – Oman

10 incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites every photographer should visit; Jamie Carter; Digital Photography

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Why Muscat Is The Middle East’s Most Alluring City Right Now; Gianluca Longo; Vogue

Prepare to be stunned by the distinct Omani architecture as you stroll along the promenade by Gulf of Oman and linger over tea at street cafés…

Source: Why Muscat Is The Middle East’s Most Alluring City Right Now

Tales of Bahla Fort Oman and abandoned village of Al Hamra in Oman; Lakshmi Sharath

Tales of djinns, haunted fort and abandoned village – Bahla Fort and Al Hamra in Oman

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Al Aqar an oasis of traditional architecture; Oman Observer

The Wilayat of Bahla in the Governorate of Al Dakhiliyah is one of the most famous tourist and heritage destinations in the Sultanate. It is noted for its…

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Top places to visit in Oman; Noel; Travel Photo Discovery

Top places to visit in Oman – key attractions, Unesco and historic sites and places of interest to visit in this historic city…

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Oman’s new Unesco World Heritage Site: Qalhat, a ruined medieval port city where only one building from its ancient past still stands; Jamie Carter; SCMP

Source: Oman’s new Unesco World Heritage Site: Qalhat, a ruined medieval port city where only one building from its ancient past still stands

Arabian adventure in Oman: Learning on Location in a Sultanate; Linda Pappas Funsch; Frederick News Post

Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of a 2-part series profiling Oman. Part 1 was published in last week’s Real Life section.

Source: Arabian adventure in Oman: Learning on Location in a Sultanate (Part 2)

Five UNESCO World Heritage Sites that need to be seen In Oman; Ashish Batra; World Architecture

World Architecture Community News – Five UNESCO World Heritage Sites that need to be seen In Oman…

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Tourism celebrates culture and heritage; Lakshmi Kothaneth; Oman Observer

The tourism sector is one of the growing industries that has a promising future in contributing to the national GDP as well as create job opportunities.

Source: Tourism celebrates culture and heritage

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