Although Oman is a modern country, the culture of Oman is steeped in its traditions and geography. Western influences are restricted here. Here are some facts about Oman’s culture.
Geography and location
When it comes to Oman’s culture, the geography speaks volumes of the nation’s cultural elements. Deserts to south and west and seas to north and east have served immensely to protect the country from the outside world. Northern Oman is separated from southern Dhofar indicating a cultural distinctiveness of the Dhofaris. Those who wish to experience an adventure desert vacation can opt to stay at a hotel in Oman the likes of Desert Nights Camp.
Since the immigration of Arab tribes, the principal language of Oman is ‘Arabic’. Although many coastal dialects use loanwords from Persian, Gujarati, Urdu, and Baluchi, the Omani dialect is close to modern standard Arabic. English is widely spoken as a second language.
The Omani cuisine draws its influences from Africa, India, and parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Most of their dishes include a meat base of lamb or chicken served with rice. Omanis have an assortment of traditional desserts like ‘lokhemat’. Some of the heartiest delicacies can be seen during the month of Ramadan.
The dominant cultural group in Oman is Muslims, therefore, the principal religion is Islam. Oman ranks high in terms of religious tolerance. Non-Muslim religious communities include Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews, and Christians.
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