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3 things you never knew about Oman; Travel Weekly


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Oman – Land of Frankincense

OMAN IS A MYSTICAL DESTINATION, SOMEWHAT SHROUDED IN SECRETS, FROM ITS SURPRISING ADVENTURES TO ITS CHARMING CHARACTER. AND NOW WE’RE BRINGING YOU 3 NEW SECRETS FROM THE DESTINATION.

Home to 7 sites featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, there is no shortage of tales drawn from ancient history, myth and legend.

Follow in the path of legends of history from explorers such as Sinbad the Sailor and Marco Polo to the Queen of Sheba and immerse yourself in the real essence of Arabia.

And for the sceptics, Oman Tourism is giving you and a friend the chance to see the place for yourself, with flights and accommodation from Adventure World, a $2000 MasterCard Cash Passport, snazzy Jack Wolfskin gear and a one-year subscription to get lost magazine.

Open the door to Oman’s ancient paths.

1. Follow the Frankincense Trail

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Frankincense season set to boost tourism in Oman; Gautam Viswanathan; Times Of Oman


Oman – Land of Frankincense

Salalah: As the harvest season for Salalah’s famed frankincense groves begin, so does the tourist season for the Dhofar region, which sees close to a 1,000 visitors come to the city every March.

The prime areas of attraction for visitors are within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been dubbed the ‘Land of Frankincense,’ and consists of four different areas of interest: the ancient ports of Khor Rori and Al Baleed, which shipped the famed resin from the south of Oman to the rest of the ancient world, to places, such as Egypt, China and across Europe, the old trade depot of Shisr, and the frankincense trees of Wadi Dawka.

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