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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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Omani handicrafts outlet opens
2 days ago by Editor
With a view to preserving Omani handicrafts, the second outlet of Dar Al Herfya (World of Handicrafts), a company actively involved in the production, marketing and promotion of local skills read more...
Families and children are in for a nice treat this week, with an eye-popping 'Bubblez & Balloonz' extravaganza being hosted by City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum between August 21 and 23 from 3pm to 10pm. read more...
Oman Sail concluded Oman's first National Optimist Championship last week with a prize-giving ceremony that saw seven promising young sailors awarded for their outstanding performances. read more...
Regional and international experts from the railway sector will converge in Oman today to discuss the Sultanate's rail sector and best practices in the industry at the Rail Exhibition & Conference. read more...
In a world where the Middle East seems to be in constant turmoil, it might surprise to find out that there are still great travel destinations in the area read more...
Women play an important role in the world of humans. They are taking care of various relations in different roles. The best part is that the women of 21st century are sharing their share of responsibility towards earning living for the family read more...
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