Oman is one of the safest countries in the world, taking the 22nd position in the rating of countries. There are few rich Omanis, and many of them do not look down on anyone - taxi drivers, refuellers, etc. A lot of Omani women work. There are even police women. Three ministries are headed by women. Generally, in contrast to Egypt for example, the attitude toward women is very placid and respectful.
You'll never see an Omani man molesting a woman or bothering her. The average salary in Oman is $2,000 a month. The state does not support the people, unlike the Emirates. A family with 3 race camels is considered to be rich, despite the fact that a camel costs 10,000 Euros or more.
The country is ruled by a sultan, whom everyone loves and uses his photograph as a background on their cell phones and computers. The sultan managed to pull the country out of the Middle Ages. There were no schools, hospitals or opportunities to travel; everybody lived in poverty just 40 years ago in Oman. In Oman, it is not acceptable to talk about the personal life of the Sultan. No one knows whether he has a wife or children, and who will be his successor/ next ruler. Recently, on his birthday, the sultan forgave most people's bank loans and paid an additional salary across the country.
Omanis are engaged in the cultivation of dates. Education and medicine are free. Half of the country's population is under 18 years of age. Families are very large, up to 35 children in a family with 4 wives. On average 5-6 children in a family. The groom must pay 10,000 Euros to the parents of the bride. Divorce is allowed and the rate has increases recently. On average, women marry at the age of 25.
About 75,000 tourists come to Oman each year. Mainly from Arab countries, as well as Britain, Germany and France. The best time to visit is between October and May. There are big discounts in summer.
And yesterday, I was surprised to find that I didn't show all my pictures from Oman! Here they are!
Omanis love big rings and adornments:
Your car can be washed in a shopping center parking lot, while you’re shopping:
Here’s abaya (black clothes) and lyahaf (handkerchief). Under Abaya, women wear sirual (pants), and they can wear a niqab (a scarf that covers the face):
There were various forts and castles in
Count the number of fish:
Fish are caught with this simple dish. Fisherman put it down into the water for a while, and then pull it out abruptly. It has a sieve instead of a bottom, thus the water pours out, and the fish remain:
Houses were randomly scattered in the desert. They were very similar to one another, as if the whole country was built on 2-3 architectural projects:
Instead of sleighz, children go to school with boxes on a rope:
This is a house of nomads, in the desert:
Are these Godzilla eggs?
This is a chasm in the ground, full of half-salted water:
It’s a mountain-camel:
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