3 Things That Will Surprise You in Oman

Oman city lights
Photo by Adrian RA on Unsplash

The Middle Eastern country of Oman is starting to be discovered by adventurous travelers who seek out unique experiences. Full of beautiful architecture, cultural richness, and natural beauty, this country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula is truly fascinating. Here are three things you’ll find on your trip to Oman that might surprise you!

Coffee with Dates

What do you usually snack on with coffee? Pastries? Cookies? Chocolate? Well, you’ll be surprised that the ever-present coffee culture of Oman includes the tradition of eating dates along with this drink! It might sound strange, but you’ll find it surprisingly tasty.

5 World Heritage Sites

Oman is the home of five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman, the Ancient City of Qalhat, the archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn, Bahla Fort, and the Land of Frankincense. All five are classified as cultural sites and will help you learn more about Oman’s history.

No Honking!

Are you planning on renting a car during your trip to Oman? If so, be sure not to honk! Honking is strictly prohibited except in the most dire of traffic situations. You’ll find the streets to be pleasant and calm without the constant din of car horns constantly going off, even in cities like Muscat.