Coffee with fresh dates in Oman
Like perfume for women, incense is for Oman. The land, shrouded in a cloud of incense, is like a strongly perfumed lady. You can smell the scent before you see it: the country with the small sandy villages, hidden between the date plantations. The country with clear blue wadis, which bring the dry environment back to life. The deep valleys with abandoned fortresses and a lonely mountain goat. The peaks of the Al Hajar Mountains, which disappear into the clouds. The thousands of sea turtles that land here to lay their eggs on the beach. And further inland, even more sand. Endless desert dunes here provide a perfect course for camel racing, the national sport.
Surrounded by the rapidly modernizing gulf states, the Sultanate of Oman simply remains itself. And so white beaches remain pristine white, just like the clothes of the Omanis. Shopping is also still done in the souk, where old daggers are displayed next to the dates. When the deal is closed after some negotiation, it's time for Arabic coffee with fresh dates.