Though most Middle Eastern customs and cultures might seem similar there are a few differences, especially in the traditional attire
On the national events, parades, and celebrations, the men of Oman wear the following clothes as a show of patriotism and pride.
This elegant Omani attire is a simple long robe that is collarless and buttoned up. Falling down to the ankles, this robe is worn in wool during the cold seasons and in cotton during summer. The outfit in Oman is different from the Emirati outfits as the string on the robe is shorter in comparison. Also, the string is usually scented with musc so the man wearing it carries the smell every place he goes to.
Being the national emblem of Oman, this dagger with a curved and wide blade is purely Omani. Any hotel in Sur Oman will have replicas of this emblem or even a souvenir Khanjar that you can take back home with you. The dagger’s handle is usually made with sandalwood, giraffe horn or bigarardier.
When you stay at a hotel close to the mosque, like Sur Plaza Hotel, for instance, you’d find the people walking to and from the prayers wearing the kumma, which is a hat that is round and adorned with various patterns or stitches.
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