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Are beaches in Oman safe?

by Salim Joseph
Al Sawadi beach. Photos - O K Mohammed Ali
The recent drowning incidents have suddenly raised the question

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Grit and Gumption - 15 Omani drivers determined to make history at Oman International Rally
They are up against some of the big-spending foreign teams in the rally circuit, but 15 Omani drivers, who face paucity of funds, are determined to give the favourites a run for their money

Global foodstuff delights Oman
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Ubhar restaurant, home for Omani cuisine
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Are beaches in Oman safe?
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Are beaches in Oman safe?
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