General information about Oman
General information about Oman
The Sultanate of Oman is a tourist destination for many Arab citizens and others from around the world. The Sultanate contains a cultural heritage that has been able to confront development and urbanization. A visitor to the country can see and live the Arab and Omani culture in particular, as it was decades or generations ago. The country also contains different terrains, the most important of which are deserts and oases, in the middle of which are bodies of water to give a stunning view to everyone who sees them. The Omani people are also distinguished by their generosity and kindness towards their visitors.
The best tourist places in Oman
Sultan Qaboos Mosque |
This religious edifice is an amazing masterpiece of Arab and Islamic architecture and designs. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, made of tons of Indian sandstone, is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in the entire region. In its design, it relied on the heritage of many Islamic countries and cultures. Where he was decorated with marble and Andalusian mosaics, as well as his tiles with an authentic Persian carpet. The courtyard contains spacious gardens and fountains that reflect the Islamic culture.
Al Jalali Fort is an impenetrable fortress in the old port of Muscat. It was built by the Portuguese Empire which was ordered by Philip I of Portugal in the 1580s to protect the port. Then the castle was used as the main prison in Oman. But this function ended in the last century. Al Jalali Fort was reconstructed in 1983 and turned into a private museum of Omani cultural history. It displays cannons, old and matching grips, maps, carpets and other works of art and especially military.
Nizwa Castle |
It was built over 12 years in the seventeenth century by Sultan bin Saif Al Yarba. The fort is famous for its 40-meter-tall round tower. Nizwa Fort (Nizwa Castle) is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Sultanate of Oman. Because it is a great example of ancient Omani architecture that provides an example of the way the Omani people used to live in ancient times. Nizwa Fort contains seven wells, a number of prisons, and court grounds. The main tower features many of the defense mechanisms Omanis used in the past such as chutes, honey traps and shooting windows.
Nizwa Fort Inside Nizwa Fort The fort also contains many exhibits and artefacts displayed in each room of the castle. There is also a beautiful gift shop and a permanent exhibition explaining the geographical history of Oman, and many details about the history of Nizwa and how it was the capital of Oman at one time.
Bait Al Zubair |
It is a former home owned by the Zubair family, and is now a private museum funded by its founder, the Zubair family. The museum opened its doors to visitors in the previous century in 1998, and there it displays various Omani handicrafts dating back to many centuries, which is a mixture of different cultural and historical artifacts such as old cannons, jewelry and artwork, all of which tell the ancient history of Oman.