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Jewel of the Arabian Gulf

From exotic souks heaped with silk carpets, stunning silverware and pungent spices, to bewitching wadi wilderness, to five-star hotels and wonderful hospitality, this guide sensitively explores the little-visited but fascinating sultanate of Oman. Located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula, the Sultanate of Oman is a land of great contrasts, from the rugged, weatherworn Hajar Mountains in the north, across the barren desert of the Central Plains to lush Dhofar in the south, where tropical humidity allows a lush greenery. Modest oil reserves have allowed Oman to develop, but rather than get caught up in the Gulf State oil mania, the Omani people still identify more with their age-old traditions as a trading and seafaring nation. A stable and hospitable state, Oman provides, perhaps more than other Middle Eastern country, an enchanting blend of colorful, exotic landscapes, rich history and culture, and an understanding of and careful integration with the modern world.


“...He cannot conceal his love. What a happy circumstance: the artist from Munich discovered Oman but didn't keep his experiences to himself. Instead he supplemented them with extensive research and has produced a sensitively written, clearly laid-out, easy-to-use guidebook...” - Frankfurter Rundschau

“...Georg Popp perceptively describes the country and people together with routes to the remotest areas of Oman, as well as providing practical travel tips. The whole [guide] is enriched with a multitude of excellent photographs, the majority of which have been taken by the author himself ...” - Orient Magazine


+ Balmy sundrenched Oman

+ Explore majestic fjords and tranquil mountain hamlets

+ Camping adventure amid the grandeur of the Rimal al Sharqiya (Wahaiba Sands)

+ Explore the antiquity-laden frankincense heritage

+ White Beach: Oman's perfect sweep of white gold

+ 4WD adventures

+ Hike Wadi Tiwi and Wadi Shab-date palms and towering red canyons

+ Turtle sanctuary of Ras al Hadd

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Georg Popp - Author
Juma Al-Maskari - Author


Publication Date : May 2010
Category : TRAVEL/Asia
Paperback ISBN 10 : 9622178138
Paperback ISBN 13 : 978-962-217-813-7
Edition : First Edition
Paperback Price : US$ 27.95, GB£ 16.95
Format : 8in x 5.5in
Pages : 416
Photos : 124
Maps : 10

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