The capital city of Oman is a beautiful and interesting city to visit. With a population of round a million and a half, the history of Muscat dates back to the 1rst century CE, when it became an important port connecting the west with the east. The city lies in the Arabian Sea located in the Gulf of Oman, very near the Straits of Hormuz. Oman is a large country in the Middle East with a small population. Probably... it is due to the 82% of the country is desert. But there are many fertile wadis or valleys with underground water springs throughout the country. In Oman there are many forts, exactly the country has more than 500 forts and castles. In this country you will find a lot of coffee and dates, probably their favourite local combination.