Dates in Oman; Bringing the Past into the Future?

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?

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Dates in Oman

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

From Rocks to Agriculture – The Ingenuity og the Omani Aflaj System

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

Oman: Encourage Small-Scale Innovators to Achieve Large-Scale Innovations

Perhaps one of the most important tasks facing Oman in the coming years is building a more diverse economy. Oman is part of the GCC club of wealthy oil producing states, but known oil resources and the GDP alike are relatively low compared to other GCC states. Oman’s population is young, with a median age of 25.4, and … More Oman: Encourage Small-Scale Innovators to Achieve Large-Scale Innovations