WORLD MARATHON TOUR: OMAN

2014 MUSCAT MARATHON, OMAN: 5:10:41 (2014-01-31)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Biking-Viking-730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=736515109837160

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/muscat-marathon-oman-2014-01-31/

OMAN

Capital: Muskat

Population: 3,31 million

Currency: Rial

Anthem: Nashid as-Salaam as-Sultani (”Peace to the Sultan”)

Fun facts about Oman:

In the past, Oman used to be one of the richest countries in the world, with the wealth mainly originating from the incense trade.

Oman gained independence from the Portuguese empire in 1651.

Oman is traditionally known for breeding Arab horses.

Every two years, an Omani person is chosen by UNESCO, for the most noteworthy contribution to environment. He is then awarded a prize by the ‘ Sultan of Oman’.

Oman follows the system of ‘Absolute Monarchy’.

More facts:

http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/facts-about-oman-3389.html

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g1940497-Muscat_Muscat_Governorate-Vacations.html