Collection: Ebook

Book Description

Souvenirs of Oman is a practical and cultural tool to dive deep into Omani culture and traditions, divided into five main sections plus an introduction.

In the Introduction, you find an essential description of Omani habits to be aware of while visiting and practical information for the traveller. Additionally, you find an explanation of the book structure and the best way to navigate it, with hyperlinks within the book itself and to external web pages.

Omani Identity  is the main bulk of the book. It is a detailed description of the main features composing the complex tapestry of Omani heritage. Cultural and practical references guide you through the uses and significance of Omani handicrafts and products. For each item, you are given an account of its uses, the best place to buy it, the average cost, and, for some items, suggestions on possible alternative uses. In this section, there are icons that help you quickly identify the part that interests you more.

Souks and More takes you around the most important souks of the Sultanate with tips and hints on what the best buys are in each of them. Beside the permanent souks, weekly markets and other shopping opportunities are also presented. From this section, you can jump to the Maps section through the interactive headers that are clickable and coloured blue.

Shops and Brands is the luxury counterpart of Souks and More. Here you will find a list of high-end businesses that honour and preserve Omani heritage. This section is thought to be a tribute to the role Oman has had historically in the region since the III millennium BC. Oman was not only a major commercial hub where goods were traded but also a melting pot of people where ideas and influences were exchanged. In the same way, this section is built as a modern platform to present some of the best products and ideas Oman has to offer and to be a hub where Omani heritage is a framework that leverages business, collaborations, and cultural exchange.

Maps are hand-painted illustrations of the main areas of the five most visited souks, with practical indications such as ATMs, pharmacies, money exchange bureaus, toilets, etc., and pointing out the main places of interest in terms of shopping and cultural experiences.

Appendices is the final section, where you can find useful vocabulary and interesting notes about the Arabic language and the local Omani-Arabic accent and pronunciation, as well as a glossary of Arabic and Omani terms.


Download Instructions

The ebook is in PDF format and available in two different view modes.

Desktop View has a layout of facing pages, and it is read like a printed book. Choose this version if you prefer to read our book on a laptop or a larger screen. Nevertheless, this version can also be read on a mobile device or tablet with some zooming and moving around on the page for a clearer read.

Mobile View has a single-page layout, fitting perfectly on smaller screens.

Before choosing which version you prefer to download, consider where you typically read your downloaded ebooks or which type of layout visually pleases you the most. There are some photo examples on the product file for you to have a look at, and there is a PDF preview link on each product page that you can read to help you decide.

IMPORTANT!!   When you purchase the ebook, after the payment has gone through successfully, you will receive an email with a link. Click on it to download the file, namely the ebook itself. If you encounter any trouble, just email us for support; we are happy to assist you.

The number of downloads per purchase is limited to 2, in order to protect unlawful circulation of the file.

With the purchase of the file, you have access to all the updates we are going to publish for the duration of ONE YEAR from the date of purchase. Any time there is an update, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the latest version.

CAUTION!! Most devices have an integrated PDF reader. Should you not be able to click the hyperlinks in blue in the book or encounter any trouble with your PDF reader, we recommend that you download the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader and reopen the file with the Adobe Acrobat application.

As of now, the English and Italian versions are available. Other languages will be available soon.

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Product Details

Format: Interactive PDF with hyperlinks to easily navigate within the book and to external web pages

Views or variants: Desktop and Mobile

Recommended app to view the ebook : Adobe Acrobat Reader

Download limit per purchase: 2

Download time limit and access to updates: ONE YEAR from the date of purchase

File size: ~40 MB

Pages: 242 (desktop version) 224 (mobile version). The mobile version has some blank pages removed. The content is exactly the same.

Languages: English, Italian (French and German to come soon)

Price: 7 OMR inclusive of 5% VAT