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Nakhal Fort beckons tourists
FORTS and castles are Omanís most striking cultural landmarks. Oman boasts over 1,000 forts, castles and towers, making Oman an exciting travel-destination. The architectural styles of these forts are of outstanding beauty. Among them, one of the famous landmarks is Nakhl Fort in Al Batinah. Nakhl Fort, an hourís drive from Muscat, is 350 years old and is set in a gorgeous surrounding of a mountain enclave. In 1990, elaborate restoration work began, using traditional building materials. The carved master gate is believed to date back to the 1830s during the reign of Sayyid Said bin Sultan. More...
Barsati Village ( Oman) basks in the proximity of nature
A BARSATI Village developed at Oman Dive Centre (ODC) a few years ago has turned out to be a real magnet for tourists. Barsati huts on beach is a concept that combines the best elements of the Sultanateís finest beach destinations (Oman Dive Centre near Qantab) with the outstanding scenic beauty. The best thing about ODC is staying in one of their Barsati beach huts, said a tourist from Turkey. It has all the facilities for a perfect picnic. The dive centre boasts lovely Barsati huts in small groups directly on the beach. What makes the beach stand out from others is that it is wide, clean, safe and shallow and in an almost enclosed bay. More....
Turning New Year Resolutions into reality
This year, Islamic New Year 1431, Christmas, and Georgian New Year 2010 are occurring just a few days apart. The Islamic world recently welcomed New Hijra Year 1431. Hijrah ó the migration of Prophet Mohammed (Peace and Blessing be Upon Him) from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE for establishing an Islamic base of righteousness ó marks the starting point for the Islamic calendar and is a high point of the year. Throughout the Sultanate and the world at large, Friday prayer leaders in their speeches focused on the significance of the Prophetís migration to Medina and on the need to inculcate Islamic values in todayís youth. More...