Ethnic Groups in Oman
A centuries’ old tradition of trade has left unmistakable traces in today’s society. Alone the skin colour of Omanis ranges through all shades from black to white and bears a telling and unmistakable witness to Oman’s cosmopolitan past.
Ramadan and the Eid Festivals in Oman
During the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan (the ninth month in the Muslim calendar), believers must refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual pleasures from sunrise to sunset.
Tribal Society in Oman
When Sultan Qaboos came to power in 1970 he became the ruler of a “living museum”. Outside of the Sultanate the national governments of other Arab states had long since broken the political power of the tribal princes. Not so in Oman.
Eating with Tradition
Originally the country’s bare, dry earth was able to offer little to the Omani kitchen. Some ingredients had always had to be imported.