The rose gardens of Jebel Akhdar

The rose gardens of Jebel Akhdar

Jebel Akhdar, the Green Mountain, is one of the highest mountains in Oman. Although the road up the mountain is tarmac, only four-wheel drive vehicles are allowed past the police checkpoint. At the top of the mountain, clinging to sides of vast gorges, are a number of...

Arabian sand painting

You might have heard of sand paintings from the Buddhist tradition where a mandala is created with coloured sand and then ritualistically dismantled once it is completed. However, there is also a different kind of sand painting that can be found in Arab counties....