Sultanate of Oman is in the south-eastern shore of the Arabian Peninsula washed by the waters of the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Oman desert sands adjacent to the Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. With his many centuries of turbulent history of these lands, which are home to nearly three and a half million people, finally united under the rule of Sultan Qaboos absolute Said ibn As-Said at the beginning of the seventies of the twentieth century. Since the rule of the current sultan took over the nation, his reforms helped the Omani society to better education, greater openness to the West and a higher quality of life. The place of the hill is the palace of the Sultan of Muscat - the capital of the state and its largest city. The vast majority of people living in them can efficiently use the language, although the official language is Arabic entire state. For over a hundred years, Oman combine close ties with Britain, and also thanks to prudent policies with its closest neighbors. Appellants on its northern and southern mountains vast tracts of wilderness limit, once hidden in the depths of ocean so to this day in the desert sands buried fossils of sea creatures. The highest peak is Jabal ash-Shams - Up the Sun in the chain of mountains Stone Hajjar in the north of the country. The flat expanse of the desert of Oman is traversed by beautiful valleys in places which once flowed long dry river. To the east of the country sands rise to almost 200 meters creating impressive sand dunes, behind which the daily spectacle of nature evening sun disappears revealing amazing starry sky. The majority of Omanis are Ibadi Muslims, followers of Abd-Allah ibn Ibad. When in public places must cover shoulders and knees, and during the holy month of Ramadan further reduce eating, drinking and smoking. Local people often wear the traditional clothes dishdasha, decorated with tassels at the neck, which were formerly perfumed. Decorative element of the garments is tucked into belt Khanjar - short, very sharply curved dagger wrapped in decorated scabbard, which appears in the coat of arms and flag of Oman.
Omani cuisine is simple and delicious combination of fish, including sharks meat, poultry and lamb, with a little more spices than for courses in other Arab countries. A special delicacy, famous throughout the peninsula, are the Omani sweets - delicious dates and semi-halva. Dates are often served with mild Omani coffee. Climate In most parts of the country the climate is very dry and hot. Coast of Oman, endowed with beautiful beaches, however, is an exception, because in the vicinity of the air humidity increases. Slightly cooler, but still warm air on the coast, however, it may give the characters more strongly than the air above the sun-baked desert, just by the increase in the humidity, but the proximity of the water soothes the heat emanating from the sky. Summer in Oman begins at the end of April and lasts until October, while the period of the highest temperatures, often in excess of 50 ° C in the shade. In winter the temperature ranges between 15 and 23 ° C. Precipitation in Oman are very small and appear sporadically, although climatically milder south of the country regularly haunts the summer monsoon, keeping traffic streams and being a blessing to the fertile lands of the region.
Currency - Omani Rial (OMR)
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