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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.
 
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    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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More than 75 leading companies across the region and the world participated in the three-day trade expo The Home Show 2014. read more...
Austria Oman Under the Same Sky
2 days ago by Editor
Stal Gallery is proud to open the Fall Season with its latest exhibition, “Austria Oman Under the Same Sky,” in honor of the Austrian National Day and the inauguration of the Austrian Economic Trade and Commercial Delegation in Muscat, Oman. The text is titled after the same name by Omani poet Samaa Isaa. Austrian artist Sini Coreth has put together the exhibition together with artists Kurt Spitaler and Erik Hörtnagl in an effort to rekindle and move the relationship between Oman and Austria onto possibilities that hopes to enrich their cultural, political, and social influences. read more...

27 أكتوبر 2014، مسقط – المعرض التجاري الأكثر إنتظاراً في كل سنة، معرض البيت العصري الذي أفتتح يوم أمس، بحيث أتاح الفرصة للمستهلكين في الغوص في عالم الإحتمالات لخلق بيئة منزلية مثالية وعصرية او لتحقيق أحلامهم بإمتلاك منزل. 

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Qatar Tourism Authority has released figures today showing that the tourism industry in Qatar continues its strong performance. read more...
Given Oman's year round warm climate, Muscat is increasingly recognised as the perfect winter sun destination, best visited between October-April, and is fast becoming a haven for foodies.  read more...
Oman's most eagerly awaited trade expo of the year, The Home Show 2014, began here yesterday, affording consumers the opportunity to delve into a world of possibilities for creating their ideal home environment or achieving their home ownership dreams. read more...
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