We Visit Oman

Overview

Oman'is the land that enchanted Marco Polo. It is the country of Sinbad the sailor, of jinns, of ancient eities that slumber under the desert sands. The foundations of the modern Arab nation of the Sultanate of Oman were laid in 1970 by its monarch and archilect, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin said bin Taimur at said, Under whose watchful eye ity teemerged onto the global stage and reclaimed thousands of years of its identity loday, Oman is a modern day oasis where the old lives in harmony with the new. people ...

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Overview

Oman'is the land that enchanted Marco Polo. It is the country of Sinbad the sailor, of jinns, of ancient eities that slumber under the desert sands. The foundations of the modern Arab nation of the Sultanate of Oman were laid in 1970 by its monarch and archilect, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin said bin Taimur at said, Under whose watchful eye ity teemerged onto the global stage and reclaimed thousands of years of its identity loday, Oman is a modern day oasis where the old lives in harmony with the new. people flock to its shores from all over the world for the sparkle of its beaches and the gencrosity of its people. The world is still discovering the magic of this ancient Arabian land, from the whiff of its legendary frankincense to the hush of its yawning deserts and the sweetness of its sticky hafwa. come immerse yourself Oman welcomes you-marhaba!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584159629
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Your Land and My Land Series: The Middle East
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Oman Overview 9

Where in the World is Oman? 12

Facts at a Glance 13

2 Since the Time of Frankincense 15

3 An Empire by the Sea 19

4 Extreme Geography 23

5 The Land and Its Resources 27

6 A Royal Legacy 33

7 Arab Generostiy 39

8 The Role of Islam 45

9 Where Omanis Go for Fun 51

Omani Recipe: Halwa 56

Omani Craft: Watchtower 57

Timeline 58

Chapter Notes 59

Further Reading 61

Books 61

Works Consulted 61

On the Internet 61

Glossary 62

Index 63

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