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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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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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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11 Beautiful And Surprising Places You Have To Visit In Oman; Yaya & Lloyd; Hand Luggage Only

Oman – Bahla Fort

When you think of visiting the Middle East, thoughts usually turn to destinations like the Dubai or Abu Dhabi (in the U.A.E.), Petra (in Jordan) or even the pyramids of Egypt but one gem that’s often overlooked in Oman!

See, when it comes to sights to see – particularly on the natural front – Oman isn’t like a lot of Middle Eastern countries and boasts some amazing natural wonders you probably wouldn’t expect to find here. As it’s the Middle East, I expected deserts and lots of Arabesque archtiecture but Oman is about so much more than that (no exaggeration here)!But rather than rambling on about why this is the case, let me show you with the 11 places you have to visit in Oman!

1.) Wadi Nakhr Gorge

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