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Oman trekking

Oman trekking

Oman is a laid back and hospitable trekking destination with friendly people, a lovely coastline, wild mountains and wonderful trekking possibilities. You can count on the warmest of welcomes when you explore this undiscovered jewel of Arabia.

  • Capital city: Muscat
  • Population: 3,632,000 (est. 2013)
  • Size of country: 309,500 sq km
  • Currency: Omani rial
  • Power supply: 220-240 volts
  • Sockets: British-style three-pin plugs
  • Language: Arabic
  • Time difference: GMT +4 hours
  • Visas: British nationals require a visa.
  • Religion: Ibadhi Muslim (official) 75%, other (includes Sunni Muslim, Shia Muslim, Hindu) 25%
  • Popular dishes: Mashuai (kingfish and lemon rice)
  • Popular drinks: Kahwa (strong, bitter coffee, flavoured with cardamom)
  • Did you know: The highlands of Oman have a raised irrigation system which carries water from mountain streams. Known as the ' Aflaj Irrigation System', it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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