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Geography, History and Culture
Sinbad's Oman Pocket Guide: Dhofar

Facelift of cultural sites

The Sultanate's cultural heritage is evident in its 500 or more forts, castles and towers depicting its rich past. These have also proved to be a major attraction to international tourists and efforts are being made to renovate and restore the forts and other historical monuments to their former glory.
Notable among these are the Bait Al Nad Fort, Ibri Castle, Nizwa Fort and Bahla Fort, which has been listed on the Unesco World Heritage Site list.      



Forts and castles

Sinbad's Oman Pocket Guide: UNESCO World Heritage SiteSinbad's Oman Pocket Guide: Nizwa FortNizwa Castle - opened in January 2007 - is a powerful reminder of the town of Nizwa's invincibility through turbulent periods in Oman's long history.
The town of Nizwa has a strategic location at the crossroads of vital caravan routes linking interior, Muscat and Dhofar regions. The most striking feature of the castle is the central tower - a colossal 150-feet diameter circular tower soaring 115 feet above the rest of the fortification, complete with battlements, turrets, secret shafts, false doors and wells...

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Sinbad's Oman Pocket Guide: Incense Burner Monument, Muscat

CAPITAL ATTRACTION

Muscat, the capital city is a perfect blend of old and new. The city enjoys a dramatic setting with mountains on one side and the Indian Ocean (Arabian Sea) on the other.

Founded over 900 years ago, Muscat continues to retain traditional values, while also boasting ultra-modern shopping complexes, world-class highways, a host of international hotels, an international airport and a major seaport. Muscat, Muttrah and Ruwi form its core districts home to 500,000 people, the grand mosque and many forts, castles, souks, traditional houses, museums and watchtowers.

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Land and Water Adventure
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The variety of terrain in the sultanate makes for stimulating outdoor experiences. Featuring more than 1,700 kilometres of coastline, sun, sea and sand are in ample supply. Watersports of every variety from diving, snorkelling and windsurfing to sailing and deep-sea fishing can easily be arranged. Bullfighting and camel races are other events not to be missed.

 

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Welcome to the Sultanate...

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Oman Pocket GuideOn behalf of Sinbad's Oman Pocket Guide it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the Sultanate - the Land of Sinbad the Sailor.
The Sultanate of Oman is a country in the Middle East with an enormous wealth of natural attractions, fascinating culture, stunning landscape and warm welcoming people. Recent advances in the tourist infrastructure has made Oman a new destination for divers, wildlife and nature enthusiasts, hikers and tourists, who relish the pristine waters, mountain ranges, stunning desert, and fascinating forts and souks...

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