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Traditions and Beliefs
       Omani Culture is deeply rooted in its Arab traditions and Islamic religion. Majority of Oman follows Ibadhism, a particular form of Islam developed in the Sultanate. Oman also has followers of different Muslim divisions like Sunnis and Shias. Omani culture are not only tolerant of other Islamic sects but towards also other faiths who are allowed freedom to worship.
 
Food
       The Omani people are well known for their hospitality and offers of refreshment. To be invited into someone's home will mean coffee (kahwa), a strong, bitter drink flavoured with cardamom, and dates or halwa, a sticky sweet gelatinous substance which is made from brown sugar, eggs, honey and spices.
 
Dress
     The national dress for Omani men is a simple, ankle-length, collarless gown with long sleeves called the dishdasha. The colour most frequently worn is white, although a variety of other colours such as black, blue, brown and lilac can also be seen.
   Omani women have very colourful costumes which vary from region to region. The main components of a woman's outfit comprise of a dress which is worn over trousers (sirwal) and the headdress, called the lihaf.
 
Education In Oman
     Starting from three schools in Pre-1970s, Sultanate of Oman, under the able rule of H.M Sultan Qaboos has achieved great progress in the field of education.
 
Media in Oman
    This section gives links to the major news publications and magazines in Oman.
 
Sports
  Ministry of Sports, which was formed in 2004, is responsible for promoting the sports activities in the Sultanate. Oman has hosted a number of important sports events in the recent past and the Asian Beach Games is scheduled to be held in Oman in December 2010.
 
 
 
 
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Oman News

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Oman is set to welcome the exceptional line-up of speakers who will start arriving on Tuesday to participate in the .Open Minds event that takes off on Wednesday. read more...
Businessmen involved in cargo clearing and transportation at Muscat's Sultan Qaboos Port (SQP) are worried over the operational hurdles after the transfer of cargo movement activities to Sohar Industrial Port (SIP) from August 31 read more...
A rare species of fish has been discovered off Masirah Island in South Al Sharqiyah governorate recently. The Centre for Marine Sciences and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has discovered a new pair of parrot fish, scientifically known as Queen Coris, which were hunted by a gill net near the coast off Masirah Island. read more...
B­­urjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi’s leading tertiary care facility, officially opened its new medical centre, Burjeel Medical Centre (BMC) in Athaiba.
Dr Sultan al Busaidy, Advisor to the Minister of Health, Oman, inaugurated the centre in the presence of J S Mukul, Indian Ambassador to Oman. read more...
The Centre for Virtual Reality, which was opened in recent months at the Sas Programme and Centre for Entrepreneurship, is expected to a big boost to virtual reality projects and multimedia content development in the country. read more...
Over 90 international and regional drainage, sewage, flood control and dam construction experts will join key representatives from Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Muscat Municipality, Haya Water, National Survey Authority – Ministry of Defence, Oman Water Society at the first annual Drainage Rehabilitation and Flood Control conference on the 1st and 2nd of September at Golden Tulip Seeb Hotel in Muscat. read more...
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