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…

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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.

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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…

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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

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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.

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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.

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Oman joins Saudi Arabia for having maximum number of Unesco World Heritage Sites – Oman; Muscat Daily

Muscat : With the inclusion of Oman’s ancient city of Qalhat to Unesco’s World Heritage List, at Unesco’s 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Bahrain, (June 24-July 4, 2018), sultanate joins Saudi Arabia as the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), leader with five heritage sites each.

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Gift of history; Oman Observer

What lie interred in the tomb of Bibi Maryam are never-dying memories of a splendid era… of kings and queens, of global trade, of thriving culture and…

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19 sites added to UN World Heritage List; GDN Online

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Sites from Saudi, Oman & India among others are inscribed on the list following deliberations that took place in Bahrain.

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Why Qalhat becomes part of UNESCO World Heritage; Zainab Al Nasseri; Oman Observer

Muscat: News of the entry of the City of Qalhat history through its inclusion in the list of UNESCO world heritage has gone viral on local and…

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