Oman

Oman is an Arab country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the nation is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan.

Muscat (Arabic: مسقط, Masqaṭ) is the capital of Oman. It is also the seat of government and largest city in the Governorate of Muscat. According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the total population of Muscat Governorate reached 1.2 million as of April 2014.

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Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman

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Sultanate of Oman
City centre of Muscat, the captal city of the Sultanate of Oman
Prominent Mosque in he city centre
Prominent Mosque in he city centre
Traditioal vessel in theharbour
Traditioal vessel in theharbour
Muscat neighborhood
Muscat neighborhood

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Castle on the top of one of the mountains surrounding the city
Castle on the top of one of the mountains surrounding the city

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Nizwa

Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman and it was once a center of trade, religion, education and art. Nizwa is about 140 km (1.5 hours) from Muscat. The population is estimated at around 700,000 people.

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Nizwa fort. Built in 1660s. The fort was the administrative seat of authority for the presiding Imams and Walis in times of peace and conflict.
Nizwa fort. Built in 1660s. The fort was the administrative seat of authority for the presiding Imams and Walis in times of peace and conflict.
Nizwa fort.
Nizwa fort.
Nizwa fort.
Nizwa fort.
View from the Nizwa fort.
View from the Nizwa fort.
View from Nizwa fort.
View from Nizwa fort.

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