Cultural Information Oman

Official Travel Website

www.omantourism.gov

Culture Gram

Culture Gram

Federal Travel Website

travel.state.gov

Common Cuisine

  • Muqalab
  • Harees
  • Mashuai
  • Kahwa
  • Halwa

Music

  • Salah Al-Zadjali
  • Al Wasmi
  • Mohamed Al Ajmi

Listen to more before you go

Oman

Television and Films

  • Al-Boom (2006)
  • Mani Petha Brath Nest
  • DranDeh

Recommended Readings

  • Al-Azaf: The Omani Cookbook by Lamees Abdullah Al Taie
  • Dawn Over Oman by Pauline Searle
  • Behind the Veil in Arabia: Women in Oman by Unni Wikan
  • In the Time of Oil: Piety, Memory, and Social Life in an Omani Town by Mandana Limbert
  • In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency by Ian Gardiner

Who's Who?

Sneha Ullal is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tollywood and Bollywood films. She is best known for her role in the Telugu film Ullasamga Utsahamga and Simha.

Ahmad Al Harthy is Oman's top racing driver and one of the Middle Eastern Sultanate's leading international sportsmen. He is the 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain Pro-Am 1 Champion.

Abu Mohammed Abdellah Ibn Mohammed Al-Azdi known also as Ibn Al-Thahabi, was an Arab physician, famous for writing the first known alphabetical encyclopedia of medicine.

Politics

Qaboos bin Said Al Said is the Sultan of Oman and its Dependencies. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur, in a palace coup in 1970. He is the 14th-generation descendant of the founder of the Al Bu Sa'idi dynasty.

Rawya Saud Al Busaidi is the first Omani woman to be appointed to ministerial portfolio. Al Busaidi is Oman's Minister of Higher Education effective 8 March 2004 and she is the president of the council of Sultan Qaboos University. She obtained a PhD from Oxford University.

Cultural Activities

  • Explore history of oil in Oman at Oman Oil and Gas Exhibition Centre in Muscat
  • Hike and explore Wadi Ghul- Oman's Grand Canyon in Nizwa
  • View the beauty of Wadi Shab in Sur

Oman



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