you can’t skip chapters, that’s not how life works. you have to read every line, meet every character. you won’t enjoy all of it. you will read things you don’t want to read, you will have moments where you don’t want the pages to end. but you have to keep going. stories keep the world revolving. live yours, don’t miss out.
🌴OMAN🌴 After driving dozens of kilometers through dry and rocky vistas, you will arrive to a bright green oasis filled with date palms🌴
🌴Oases provide a cool and shady refuge from the intense desert sun, and they also produce the most delicious dates we've ever tasted. Rich in fiber, calcium, and several other vitamins, dates are an enduring staple food of the Arab world, and they are particularly essential to Omani culture. You can expect some dates at every meal🌴
🌴We loved the delicious, naturally sweet treats as a snack and even as a side to balance savoury dishes🌴
🌴Both supermarkets and specialty stores sell packaged dates in manifold varieties. Be sure to buy a couple packs as edible souvenirs or gifts for folks back home🌴
One of the best things about Oman are the the wadis! 👌
Wadi Shab was really beautiful. The water was crystal clear but surprisingly cold. One of those places we could have spent hours at, until I slipped on a rock and hurt my knee 🙄 There's always one!!
It was the perfect place to cool down and chill before scouting out a place to pitch a tent ⛺
With its 2040 tourism strategy, Oman expects to more than triple the number of international travelers in the coming years. Tourism is seen as an opportunity to steer towards a more sustainable non-oil dependent economy.
The aim is to make Oman a sustainable tourism destination; one where tourism benefits the host community, promotes and respects local culture and heritage, all whilst respecting the country’s resources and environment.
Reading through the strategy, we can’t help but be impressed that all these elements seem to be included. We hope the governments’ acknowledgement of what sustainable tourism requires, translates into actual commitment in the design, execution and implementation of tourism initiatives in the future. After all, it would be a real shame to see all the beautiful doors like this one, disappear.
Do you know of other countries that have a sustainable tourism strategy? We would love to see more of these initiatives, and how they actually translate into reality.
This is what Bimmah Sinkhole looks like at 7am - completely deserted! 👍
When we first arrived in Muscat, it was 2.30am. we picked up our car and hit the road by 4am. It was a cruisey drive to the sinkhole, with no cars on the road. We hunted for a coffee en route, but gave up in the end and ended up at the gates at 7am. Although it doesn't open until 8am, the man at the office took pity on us and let us in early.
With very little sleep, this was the perfect 'wake me up' needed to get through the day.
Fun fact - did you know the water at Bimmah Sinkhole is salty 🤔
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🌴SUR, OMAN🌴 Amongst the wooden dhows, or traditional Arab boats, it is easy to believe that this was truly the birthplace of Sindbad the Sailor.
Visit foodiepackers.com for our latest post featuring tips for independent travel to Oman 🇴🇲
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📸 The perfect lunch in Oman 🍽
Fresh fish and biryani with a side salad, and sweet, plump, melt-in-your-mouth Omani dates for dessert.
Have you been to Oman 🇴🇲? What was your most memorable meal?
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Want to travel to Oman 🕌🐪🇴🇲 but afraid it’s beyond your budget? 🤔
Well, Oman gets expensive fast if you stay at resorts and hire taxis or private guides and/or a driver for your Landcruiser 💰💰
But the good news for independent travelers is that you don’t necessarily have to shell out thousands 💵 to see Oman’s wonders
Our latest blog post is filled with money-saving tips for travel to Oman 🕌🐪🇴🇲 Visit the link in our profile to read the story 💰
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While @thejackieofalltrades made a death defying leap from the cliffs above, I did what I do best which is sit and look sultry
Fly fishing in Oman and making a new life and business around the sport. That is what Clare King did when she and her husband started Arabian Fly Sport Fishing in the Middle East. Read her amazing story, ‘Omani Gold’ on dunmagazine.com! 🌅✨