Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Doors

One appealing speciality of Omani architecture is the fondness for elaborately carved wooden doors.  This one from Jaalan Al Hamada has an incongruously modern motif: What happened at eight minutes past eleven?  Answers on a postcard… Al Munisifeh, the old … Continue reading

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The Omani Woman

Living in an Islamic society, the Omani woman is in an interesting position.  Some things are clearly not ideal: gender equality in the home has a long way to go here, though there are plenty of women in management positions … Continue reading

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