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
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.
Source: 20th anniversary of Land of Frankincense inclusion in Unesco World Heritage List
Oman Post has launched a new series of stamps on the aflaj of Oman, in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water…
Source: Stamps celebrate Oman’s ancient system of irrigation
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.
Source: Frankincense, one gift of the Magi is close to disappearing
Holy smoke: Demand for the OG Christmas present has spiked in recent years, but are we putting its delicate source in mortal danger?
Source: Why Frankincense Is Suddenly So Smoking Hot
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.
Source: Travel Oman: The wonders of falaj irrigation system
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
The fifth phase of restoration work at the ancient city of Qalhat, that was inscribed on the Unesco World…
Source: Oman- Fifth phase of restoration work at World Heritage site of Qalhat over
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
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 djinns, haunted fort and abandoned village – Bahla Fort and Al Hamra in Oman
Source: Tales of Bahla Fort Oman and abandoned village of Al Hamra in Oman
Top places to visit in Oman – key attractions, Unesco and historic sites and places of interest to visit in this historic city…
Source: Top places to visit in Oman
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)
World Architecture Community News – Five UNESCO World Heritage Sites that need to be seen In Oman…
Source: Five UNESCO World Heritage Sites that need to be seen In Oman
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