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.
Where Oman conquered mountains: A journey through the heart of the sultanate; Paul McLoughlin; Al Araby
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…
Tales of djinns, haunted fort and abandoned village – Bahla Fort and 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
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.
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!