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Culture​

The Sultanate of Oman is globally renowned for its unique culture and rich heritage, evident in its authentic Omani traditions, lifestyle, living patterns, societal cohesion, mutual support, architectural and construction arts, tools, products, and utensils used, as well as folk arts found in every province and region on various occasions and for all age groups. The nature of presentation or singing, performance or display, and the instruments or musical tools used vary according to the type of event, whether it’s social, military, national, or religious, and according to the coastal, nomadic, agricultural, or mountainous environment in which they are practiced.Omani traditional cuisine reflects an authentic Omani and Asian fusion that is unparalleled in flavor and taste. While Omani sweets are widely known across the Arabian Gulf, other Omani dishes have gained immense popularity, attracting tourists and visitors. Grilled meats, “mishkak” (grilled marinated meat), and “kabuli” (a type of Omani biryani) have become favorites for everyone, along with the preparation methods and accompanying events. Traditional markets showcase products used in Omani society as well as handicraft industries where Omanis demonstrate their creativity.Explore Omani culture and delve into its intricate details

Cultural Activities
Heritage and Crafts
Forts and Historical Sites
Visiting Archaeological Sites
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
National Museum
Oman Across Ages Museum
Museums

Water Sports

Ziggy Bay
Credit: Lloyd Images
Oman looks back on a proud maritime history, renowned for Dhow building and trading across the seas. As such, Omanis are known to have a special connection with the sea, settling where there are natural harbours and great fishing grounds. It comes as no surprise that the Sultanate with its rich marine life, has become one of the world’s fastest-growing diving spots. Areas such as Al Khayran and Daymaniyat Islands are incredibly popular with the discerning diver. Several tour operators specialise in water sports, such as snorkeling, sailing, jet skiing, and kayaking. For those visitors seeking their own water adventures, yachts and boats are also available for hire.

Royal Oman Police

ROP Emergency Number
Generally
9999
Muscat Governorate Police Headquarters
Muscat
(+968) 24648007
Dhofar Governorate Police Headquarters
Dhofar
(+968) 23234599
Musandam Governorate Police Headquarters
Musandam
(+968) 26730299
Al Buraimi Governorate Police Headquarters
Al Buraimi
(+968) 25650099
Al Dakhiliya Governorate Police Headquarters
Al Dakhiliya
(+968) 25414899
Al-Batinah North Governorate Headquarters
Al-Batinah North
(+968) 26859499
Al-Batinah South Governorate Headquarters
Al-Batinah South
(+968) 26875099
A’Sharqia North Governorate Police Headquarters
A’Sharqia North
(+968) 25570099
A’Sharqia South Governorate Police Headquarters
A’Sharqia South
(+968) 25545070
Al Dhahirah Governorate Police Headquarters
Al Dhahirah
(+968) 25650099
Al Wusta Governorate Police Headquarters
Al Wusta
(+968) 23436099