All the clues in this post refer to one Ya’lla Tours destination: Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Turkey, or United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).
We’ll show you images of popular tourist sites in our mystery country, along with descriptions of those sites. This time, our subject is not technically a country but more of a city-state
See the bottom of the post for the answer.
Pictured below is Bait Al Safah house in the restored old mudbrick village of Al Hamra. At Bait Al Safah, visitors mingle with and observe locals demonstrating crafts and house chore done in the traditional ways. Tea and traditional snacks are served.
The sultan of our mystery country is a great lover of the arts, and of classical music and opera in particular. He commission the state-of-the-art opera house below, which opened in 2011. Performance schedules include renowned, international artists from a range of music and dance traditions. The opera house also serves as a center for arts education for the local community.
Pictured below is endlessly scenic Muscat, the capital city of our mystery country. Muscat is located on the northern coast, cradled between craggy, brown mountains and a placid, blue sea. 16th-century watch towers around the harbor are remains of Portuguese control. A stroll along the harborside corniche is a pleasant diversion for visitors and locals alike. The Muttrah souk, the city’s traditional market (and one of the oldest in the region), and the fish market, are two popluar Muscat attractions that are located along the waterfront.
Can you name that country?
This week’s mystery country is OMAN.
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The sites in the clues are as follows:
Clue 1 – Bait Al Safah House
Clue 2 – Royal Opera House of Muscat
Clue 3 – Muscat harbor and corniche