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Masirah Island
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Masirah Island
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Masirah Island
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Masirah Island
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Masirah Island
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Top sigths of Oman

A country of rich heritage and unique national traditions, Oman has managed to keep numerous historic landmarks, so there's no wonder why the country is often called one of the most beautiful places in the world. Several interesting landmarks can be seen in Muscat, the capital of the country. This city is home to the main shrine of the country - the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. This is a relatively new building, the grand opening of which took place in 2001. The mosque is made in the traditional Arabian Style and it can simultaneously provide space to more than 20 thousand visitors. The magnificent cupola and skillfully made main minaret are the main decorations of the shrine. One more interesting decoration is located in the main hall of the mosque. This is a giant Persian handmade carpet, the weight of which is 21 ton. Without a doubt, this is one of the biggest carpets in the world. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Masirah

Masirah sightseeing

Located near the eastern coast of Oman, Masirah or Mazeira Island is of great interest to curious travellers. The island is interesting, first of all, for its unique natural wealth. Rare species of turtles live in the coastal waters. Mount Madrub is the highest point. Its height is 256 meters. A walk through the foothill areas will give you a lot of impressions. The top of the mountain opens a chic panoramic view of … Open

Cultural excursion through Masirah - things to see

The inhabitants of the island were involved in the military events fighting on the Sultan’s side during the Civil War between the followers of Imam and Sultan (who was supported by England). Though the island wasn’t mixed in that war, the unstable economic situation influenced Masirah greatly and the creating of the capital, as well as the development of all the local settlements, were slowed down for a … Open

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It is not necessary to leave the hotel to enjoy water sports as there is a large swimming pool near the entrance. It is noteworthy that the resort is a single complex with a wildlife museum. A visit there must be included in the recreation program. The hotel has a restaurant with smorgasbord for the convenience of holidaymakers. Sweet lovers can go to the local café at any moment. There is a huge selection of … Open

Attractions and active leisure

In the summer you can see one of the most peculiar local entertainments here: dozens of turtles are living the sea and come out on dry land in order to lay their eggs in the sand, just like it happened to them a long time ago. It’s a highly spectacular scene. Besides, there are just a few places in the world where one could see something like this firsthand. Aside from clear water beaches with a gentle … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Mutton is a base of most local meat dishes. Additionally, people also gladly eat chicken and beef. However, you won’t be able to try pork here as this kind of meat is forbidden in Muslim culture. So, while-fried mutton shuwa, meat fried on stones, and chopped meat are extremely delicious too. Then there is biryani made from pieces of meat or fish with bread. Kabouli – meat with rice – and stewed meat with … Open

Traditions and mentality of Masirah

Even though locals might seem to keep themselves to themselves, they actually don’t mind to communicate with a stranger. Still, there are some taboo topics: religion, laws, private life, etc. You can, for instance, ask something about a person’s family, and it’s pretty ok to ask a woman about her husband and children. But what you really must not do is criticizing the Sultan – absolutely all … Open

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