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31.03.2021

Omanis have excelled since ancient times in building popular markets and stimulating their commercial movement.

Posted by : Attifa Al Maskari

Omanis have excelled since ancient times in building popular markets and stimulating their commercial movement. In Wilayat Samail, Al Dakhliya Governorate, there are a number of traditional old markets, including the one in Sefala, the one located below the famous Samail Fort, and the other in Al-Allayah built by the ancestors more than 300 years ago by their own efforts.

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27.03.2021

Rock Garden

Posted by : Iman Al Maskari

The rock garden is one of the top twenty-five geologically significant sites in the Sultanate of Oman it is located in the Wilayat Al Duqm – Al Wusta Region, approximately 550 kilometers from Muscat.

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The historical village of Tahouh

The mountain village of Tahwa is one of the ancient historical villages of Wilayat Al-Kamil and Al-Wafi. The palm trees in it are fed by permanent flowing aflaj. The village of Tahoua is about 30 kilometers from the center of the state, and there are several villages and residential communities surrounding it such as (Wadi La), (Isola), (Gharara), (Saih Malha), (Saih Muqla) and (Tay).

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24.03.2021

Dibba Al-Seba fort

Posted by : Attifa Al Maskari

Dibba Al-Seba fort is one of the defensive and archaeological forts in the Wilayat Dibba, which is the southern front of Musandam Governorate.

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21.03.2021

Rakhyut Fort in Dhofar Governorate

Posted by : Attifa Al Maskari

Rakhyut Fort in Dhofar Governorate is one of the historical and tourist famous site in the state. It was previously the government headquarters, where they used to manage the state affairs. The fort, which is located in the center of the state.

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19.03.2021

Wasted Wood

Posted by : Iman Al Maskari

In the past few decades Oman has experienced phenomenal social and economic growth. This was mostly due to the wealth derived from the country's natural resources, mostly oil and gas. The country has long sought to strike a balance between the exploitation of its natural resources and a development policy that demonstrates an early commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability (Shueili). As a nation, Oman has become increasingly aware of the consequences our activities have on the environment.

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13.03.2021

Samuhram Old City - Salalah

Posted by : Ahmed Al Harthi

Sumhuram is a historic port located in the state of Taqah, 8 km away from its center and 43 km away, located in the eastern direction of the state of Salalah, near the beach of Khor Rori.

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Conservation of Leopards in the Sultanate

According to a status report on the status of the leopard on the Arabian Peninsula conducted by The World Conservation and Cat Specialist Group; Panthera padrus (the leopard) used to be present throughout most of Arabia.

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02.03.2021

A meteorites return journey from Oman to Mars

Posted by : Iman Al Maskari

On a uniquely scientific precedent between January and February 2001, geologists from Bern University and the Natural History Museum in Bern discovered over 180 meteorites in Oman. A piece of Mars rock is the most thrilling discovery (Natural History Museum, 2001).

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26.02.2021

Haret Albilad (Al Bilad Village) – Wilayat Manah

Posted by : Ahmed Al Harthi

There are 376 houses and nearly 250 wells in Al Hara village, and they still preserve their Omani architectural character, despite the passage of more than nine centuries since their construction by Omani hands.

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19.02.2021

Cradle of Maritime Navigation

Posted by : Ahmed Al Harthi

Sur is the capital city of Ash Sharqiyah South Governorate, and the former capital of Ash Sharqiyah Region in northeastern Oman, on the coast of the Gulf. It is located about 93 mi (150 km) southeast of the Omani capital Muscat. “Historically, the city is known for being an important destination point for sailors”. Today, the sea still plays an important part of life in Sur.

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16.02.2021

The ancient houses in Wilayat Taqah

Posted by : Attifa Al Maskari

The ancient houses in Wilayat Taqah, in Dhofar Governorate, represents historical evidence of Omani architecture. Despite the changes that happened in their lifestyle during the past fifty years, some of the old methods of urbanization remains until today, so that the new generations know about the old lifestyle and the circumstances surrounding them at the time.

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06.02.2021

Al Rawdha Fort

Posted by : Attifa Al Maskari

Al Rawda Fort is an ancient Islamic fort located in Wilayat Al Mudhaibi in the Sharqiya Governorate. The fort was built during the reign of Imam Sultan bin Saif bin Malik Al Yarubi in the seventeenth century.

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30.01.2021

Why Qalhat ?

Posted by : Attifa Nasser

the UNESCO announced the inclusion of the ancient city of Qalhat on the World Heritage List as the fifth Omani site included in the list. This came during a meeting of the organization represented by the Heritage Committee in Bahrain, where the Sultanate has participated with a delegation from the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, represented by the national team to prepare the file of the ancient city of Qalhat.

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08.01.2021

An Emotional Letter

Posted by : Walid

An emotional letter that is published for the first time from the Sultan Said bin Taymour, less than two months before his death, to his son the late Sultan Qaboos, expressing his continued success and conveying his regards to his mother and sister. May God have mercy on them all.

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07.12.2020

Oman Maritime

Posted by : Ahmed Al Harthy

For many centuries; Omanis have the power to memorize the technique and methods of ship building by heart, they have been learning this craft and passing it to new generations. Craftsmen build traditional Oman fishing boats, relying completely on their memory, over a span of three to six months and the boat is ready.

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22.09.2020

First Lighthouse in Oman

Posted by : Hassan Al Maqbali

The Committee of Enquiry on Lighting and Buoying of the Gulf decided to establish a major lighthouse in the area in 1909 to prevent any maritime disasters and to provide guidance for all the vessels crossing the Strait of Hormuz. Didamar provided the best possible location for the lighthouse. The lighthouse started to operate in 1914. In 1951, the operations of Didamar lighthouse was moved to the Gulf Lightening Service. Then in 2006 Arabian Maritime and Navigation Aids Services (AMNAS Oman) fully refurbished Didamar Island.

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26.08.2020

Bait Al Dhahir - The Resurrected House

Posted by : Omanspire Team

Bait Al-Dhahir is in the heart of Bowsher, it is an architectural masterpiece that carries a historical memory related to the Omani heritage and politics. It has been preserved for over a century; the exact date for the construction of the house is not recorded. However, it is widely known that it was built somewhere in between 1913 to 1920 or perhaps a bit later. The house was built by Shaik Ali bin Abdullah AL Khalili, who moved to Bowsher from Samail along with his father Shaik Abdullah bin Said AL Khalili.

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02.10.2019

Forts, Castles and Towers in Oman - Overview

Posted by : Hassan Al Maqbali

Over 500 defensive structures can be found today in Oman. In general, all cities in Oman have some or several of these structures. However, they might vary in shape and the way they were built depending on the era.

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24.06.2019

Bahla Fort

Posted by : Attifa Nasser

Bahla fort was added to the world heritage list. It is recognized, as “The oasis of Bahla” owes its prosperity to the Bani Nebhan, the dominant tribe in the area from the 12th to the end of the 15th century.

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08.05.2019

The Famous Navigator Ahmed bin Majid

Posted by : Attifa Al Maskari

He was known as one of the most famous navigators in the Arab history in the Indian Ocean. He invented the magnetic needle used to determine the directions of the trips. His books were published in European libraries and translated into several languages.

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27.04.2019

Heritage Sites

Posted by : Ahmed Al Harthi

According to the NCSI, Oman has a total of 9,403 heritage sites, 1,029 of them being cultural Omani villages. In June 2018, the ruins of Qalhat near Sur were recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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19.02.2019

Meet The First Arab Ambassador To The US

Posted by : Attifa Nasser

He was the first Omani ambassador that was sent to strengthen the relations between the extended Omani Empire and the United States of America, but why the United states specifically?

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28.01.2019

The First Airport in Oman

Posted by : Hassan Al Maqbali

Bait Al Falaj Airport, dating back to 1929, was nothing but a dirt track landing strip, mainly put to use for military purposes. It was additionally being utilized by the Petroleum Development Oman Company for its aircraft, flying between Muscat and oil exploration fields in Fahud, Qarn Al Alam and other locations.

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03.10.2018

Oman Geographical Policy

Posted by : Attifa Almaskari

In order to understand the distinct Omani point of view within the GCC. The geographical position of Oman should be taken into consideration because its seen as a critical element of its national security, as it has significant effects on its relations with all the neighbouring countries including the GCC, Yemen and Iran. The Omani- Iranian relations imposed by its geographical location, as the two sides held several joint naval movements in the Strait of Hormuz.

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21.09.2018

Oman and the Ottomans

Posted by : Attifa Almaskari

The most crucial incident for the Omani-Ottoman relations was when Basra was exposed in 1773 by the plague disease. Thousands of people ended up dying affected by the disease. Yet the people of Basra did not turn to the corner, they were again attacked by Persians. This happened during the period of 1775 to 1776, under the leadership of Karim Khan Al-Zindi, resulting in a total destruction of that area.

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15.09.2018

Oman Historical Relations with Great Powers

Posted by : Attifa Al Maskari

Oman has been known since ancient times of its great historical links with different civilizations, due to the cultural exchange and economic activities. The expansion of Oman to the Eastern part of Africa, specifically when Sayyid Said chose Zanzibar as a capital city, contributed significantly to make Oman the empire that attracts the great powers.

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30.08.2018

200 Year Old House

Posted by : Raya Al Maskari

Have you ever wondered about the aspects of ancient Omani lifestyle? A palace or a historical house maybe? A place where a certain lifestyle took place, families settled in, children were born and raised. An architectural landmark that was not a fort or a military base.

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05.08.2018

Oman Brief History & Timeline

Posted by : Raya Al Maskari

Sultanate of Oman is a middle eastern country that’s located in the Arab Gulf. It shares borders with United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the Indian Ocean from the east. The capital is Muscat and it is ruled by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

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23.07.2018

23 July

Posted by : Attifa Nasser Almaskari

As Omanis, the 23rd of July is an important occasion, highlighting the changes that Oman went through in the past forty-eight years. It reminds us of the development, progress, and prosperity that took place in many sectors of our country. The Renaissance day marks the beginning of an era in which modern state institutions led by His Majesty, hand in hand with the private sector, take the helm of building, developing, and setting a comprehensive development process plan.

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22.07.2018

Founder of Modern Oman

Posted by : Raya Al Maskari

Renaissance is one of the words associated with Oman’s growing history in the world. It refers to the contemporary period under the founder of modern Oman, his majesty Sultan Qaboos, leader responsible for directing the country into modernity.

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