The village of Taqah is located about 23 km east of Salalah and lies directly on a white sandy beach and is lined with thousands of coconut palms and agricultural gardens.       Besides agriculture, the main source of income for the villagers is fishing. Off the coast are rich fishing grounds for the […]

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The eventful history of the port city dates back to the 10th century, during its career it was both a feared pirate’s nest and a successful trading and frankincense port. Today, a horse sculpture at the entrance to the town and the name Mirbat (“horse market”) recall the precious Arabian horses that were once traded […]

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The Land of Frankincense

Frankincense is closely associated with the history of Oman. So much so that the place was known as Land of Frankincense and there are plenty of evidences available to support this nomenclature. The frankincense trees of Wadi Dawkah and the remains of the caravan oasis of Shisr/Ubar and the affiliated ports of Khor Rori and […]

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