Postcards from Oman, Festival of Games

The Muscat Festival of Oman Culture provides some insight into the nomadic lives of the original tribes which roamed freely through the country. Pitching tents in the drifting sands of the deserts, keeping camels, goats and horses, practicing skills and cooking in the traditional manner. My favourite displays however were the ones which showed children at play, although they were …

Postcard from Misfat al Abreyeen, Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is a developing country transforming itself into a modern state, along with the ancient souks and hill forts there are luxurious hotels, prestigious palaces, a Grand Mosque and equally grand Opera House. The Sultanate however still proudly embraces its traditions, preserving both its culture and heritage with resolute determination. Even in and around modern cities such …

Oman – Muscat Festival of Faces

A recent visit to the Muscat Festival provided a great opportunity to capture some portraits and experience the culture of the Sultanate. Festivals or carnivals are my favourite events, some people may prefer concerts or night clubs, but I find the pageantry of a carnival preferable. There is usually so much happening, with colour and sometimes spectacular events. They are …

Postcard from Muscat Festival

Celebrating Omani culture, Muscat Festival is held annually for around six weeks. It is a great glimpse of the Omani way of life, with people, traditions, displays, food, singing, musicians and ceremonies. This will be a short postcard as there is so much to say about the festival it deserves a post of its own, which will follow shortly. More …