Shoof Oman! #022

شوف (arabic) shoof: look! see! (english)

You would be forgiven for thinking that Oman is completely covered by desert and dry plains but this is not true.  There are many wadis (riverbeds, normally dry but prone to flash flooding during rainstorms) which have lush plantations nearby.  Date palms, tomatoes, leafy vegetables and fruit are grown over much of Oman.

This plantation is near Buraimi, in the west of Oman near it’s UAE border at Al Ain.

Oman is a truly wonderful country, full of beautiful places to visit and interesting things to see.  Some tourists are content to spend their holidays within the confines of their luxurious Arabian styled 4 star hotels, and there is nothing wrong with that.  However if you get yourself out there you might find something unusual, quirky or bizarre to photograph and any Omanis you encounter will bowl you over with their kindness and hospitality.  I have traveled extensively throughout the Sultanate and not seen half of all there is to see.  Will you follow me and شوف Oman?

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