Today, November 18th is the 44th Omani National Day and His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos’s 74th birthday!
Harees is a cracked wheat dish with lamb that is eaten in Oman, other countries in the Arabian Peninsula and also East Africa. It’s a specialty dish I grew up eating (mostly for Eid breakfast), so when I found out they often ate it in Oman, and not just for Eid, I was super happy! […]
Video of the Muttrah area of Muscat, Oman.
Recently, two Omani photographers Zuhair Al Siyabi and Ali Al Ghafri were chosen to represent Oman in a trip to Ethiopia with other GCC nationals in collaboration with the ‘Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum International Photography Award’. Below is the video they all made together of their trip to various parts of Ethiopia. So proud […]
An Omani mussar is a type of turban Omani men wear. Most of the time they wear it for formal occasions. Men that work in governmental organizations in Oman, must wear a mussar to work. For many that don’t know how to wrap a mussar, it can look complicated! Thankfully, my Omani friend was kind […]
Photo-shoot at a fort wearing traditional Omani clothing…yeah, I’m officially Omani now, thanks to Omani photographer Bader Al-Lawati! Bader Al-Lawati is one Muscat’s most sought after photographers and from the pictures below, you can see why! I enjoyed working with him on our traditional themed photo-shoot that fits perfectly with this blog! It’s not everyday […]
While in Muscat, I had a photo-shoot with Muscat based Omani photographer Amina Al-Bakri! Since I’m all about Oman, I wanted to have a traditional photo-shoot, so Amina was kind enough to not only take photos of me, but to also get me a traditional Muscati outfit, even down to the jewelry!
A little over a week ago, I went to my first Omani wedding ever! I was excited to go and didn’t know what to expect at all which made it more exciting! I was told that many Omanis women dress in very formal gowns for the wedding, but I opted for my traditional Dhofari dress […]
My failed attempt at eating rice the Omani way!
Last week I visited Salim Al Kalbani and Amal Al Khabori an Omani couple who own the catering company The Dried Lemon. Almost every dish they make is infused with dried lemon from Oman, or as they like to call it, Loomi Omani and it’s all made in their kitchen! During my visit to their […]
During my first trip to Oman in November 2012, as much as it was a love at first sighting of the Hajar Mountains, it was seeing parts of Ethiopia in Oman that really touched my heart. Before I stumbled upon Oman, my heart fully belonged to Ethiopia, a country I first visited in 2006 and […]
Beautiful views of Dibba, Oman from the Sea of Oman!
Honorary Omani (HO) and Omani Cuisine (OC), food blogger who blogs about various restaurants in Muscat, decided to team up and do a joint restaurant review on a local Omani restaurant in Muscat. The restaurant we picked is Al Mandoos (Telephone: 96911140) which is located in Al Ghubrah behind the Porsche showroom. Here is what we […]
Here is a list of my favorite restaurants to eat at in Muscat that I think everyone should try when they visit Muscat so they can get a real feel of Omani cuisine!
As we all know, I love Oman…all of it! Picking my top 10 places wasn’t easy, but I think these are all places everyone should go to when they visit Oman!