June 2004
Middle East;Jun2004, Issue 346, p49
The Omani capital, Muscat, is the most attractive capital city in the Gulf region. There are particular uniquely individual touches throughout the city, such as the abundance of exotic flowers and shrubs, which proliferate across the capital area, planted and nurtured by the municipality to dazzling effect set among the more traditional palm trees, walls covered in cascading purple bougainvillea or heady, white jasmine, illustrate how new ideas can be blended with old customs to good effect Indeed, much of Oman is a working example of just such a marriage of ideas. The period of change, or as the Oman is refer to it the renaissance, began with the accession to the throne of Sultan Qaboos bin Said 34 years ago next month, on July 23, 1970.


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