Okay, before you get all worked up, no, it wasn’t me. I have crossed part of the Empty Quarters, but by car. British explorer Mark Evans, on the other hand, crossed the vast desert on foot, and lived to tell the tale through an exhibition at Oman’s National Museum. I was lucky enough to meet … More Crossing the Empty Quarters on Foot
The heat of summer brings date harvesting season in Oman. Palm trees around the country are heavy with produce, shops and markets are full of juicy delicious dates. If you haven’t had one yet, I suggest you do so promptly. Date farming is of great economic and social importance in the Sultanate. “The date palm,” … More Dates in Oman; Bringing the Past into the Future?
On my first visit to Oman, I was offered “a hot sticky date?” Hot from lying in the sun, sticky and explosively sweet. I fell in love. With the date, not the guy who offered it to me. My kitchen cupboard currently stocks dates, date syrup, granola sweetened with dates and some rather fabulous date … More 5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Dates in Oman
If you’re anything like me, Omani food is like the cool kid in class whose party you’d love to attend, but can’t quite gain access to. Shamefully, I must admit that my knowledge of Omani food leaves a little to be desired. Sure, I’ve dined at Bait al Luban and Ubhar – both wonderful – … More ‘The Food of Oman’ and why you should own it
Here’s how to embrace Ramadan as a non-Muslim family and see it as a learning opportunity … More Five Ways to Embrace Ramadan in Oman as a Non-Muslim Family
Did you know Bousher’s stunningly beautiful Mohammed Al Ameen Mosque was open to non-Muslims? … More Al Ameen Mosque
I can’t help but wonder what it must have been like in an inland Omani village, before tourists and resident expats arrived on weekend day trips, before all the comforts and amenities of modern society were available. At a time where some seem to think we can simply take whatever we want from the planet, … More From Rocks to Agriculture – The Ingenuity og the Omani Aflaj System