Sultanate of Oman

  • Capital: Muscat

  • Official language: Arabic

  • Religion: Muslim

  • Population: 4,013,391

  • Currency: Rial (OMR)

  • Time zone: (UTC+4)


A falaj in Oman refers to water that runs through a channel dug in the earth. The source of falaj water is groundwater found in the subsoil or valleys. The plural of the word ‘falaj’ is ‘aflaj’, which is a comprehensive term used to denote a system of irrigation.

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Existing forts in Oman offer diverse glimpses of a powerful, wealthy Arabian culture living in turbulent times at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. Largely clustered in the northern one-third of the country, these often-enormous.

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Oman’s name is closely associated with desert. The desert in Oman is an extension of the Bedouin lifestyle with its ancient associations of traditional culture and authentic original customs.

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Oman’s coastline stretches for a distance of 3,165 kilometres, including beaches overlooking the Sea of Oman, the Arabian Sea and the Straits of Hormuz in the North.

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