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The Rough Guide to Oman.

Author: Gavin Thomas
Publisher: London : Rough Guides, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Oman is one of the world's most exciting emerging tourist destinations-offering a genuine taste of old Arabia and an oasis of traditional culture amidst the frantically modernizing Gulf states. The country boasts a string of captivating attractions. Scenically, it's one of the region's most memorable destinations, from the craggy uplands of the Hajar mountains to the spectacular fjords of the Musandam peninsula and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Guidebooks
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomas, Gavin.
Rough Guide to Oman.
London : Rough Guides, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Thomas
ISBN: 9781405389358 1405389354
OCLC Number: 759806997
Notes: Small print & Index 253.
Description: 1 online resource (275 pages)
Contents: Colour section 1; Contents 3; Introduction 6??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Where to go 7???????????????????????????????????????????????????????; When to go 10???????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Things not to miss 11???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Basics 17; Getting there 19????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Getting around 22??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Accommodation 25????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Food and drink 27???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; The media 29????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Festivals 30????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Outdoor activities and sport 31?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Shopping 32????????????????????????????????????????????????? Culture and etiquette 34????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Travel essentials 36????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Guide 43; 1 Muscat 45?????????????????????????????????????????????????; 2 The Western Hajar 77??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; 3 Al Batinah and Al Dhahirah 107???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Mountain Oman colour section following p112?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????4 Musandam 141??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; 5 Sharqiya 161??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Desert Oman colour section following p176???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; 6 Dhofar 189????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Contexts 215. History 217?????????????????????????????????????????????????Fortified Oman 233??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Wildlife 236????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Books 239???????????????????????????????????????????; Language 241; Useful Arabic words and phrases 244?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Food and drink 247??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????; Glossary 249????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Abstract:

Oman is one of the world's most exciting emerging tourist destinations-offering a genuine taste of old Arabia and an oasis of traditional culture amidst the frantically modernizing Gulf states. The country boasts a string of captivating attractions. Scenically, it's one of the region's most memorable destinations, from the craggy uplands of the Hajar mountains to the spectacular fjords of the Musandam peninsula and the dramatic dunes of the Wahiba Sands. Culturally, the country boasts a variety of absorbing sights, ranging from the traditional souks of Muscat, Nizwa, and Salalah to the atmosph.

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