Gulf of Oman (03:31)
A sea turtle leaves the beach where she was born. She will return in three to four years to continue the cycle of life.
Desert Towns (04:28)
Christopher Mack encounters abandoned and small villages before reaching the bustling cities Sinaw and Ibri. Ibri has a women only market and a fish market. Christopher Mack decides to keep heading for the coast.
Bedouin Lifestyle (04:01)
Bedouins have been living in Oman Desert region for many generations, making a living by harvesting goat's milk and dates. Children learn to ride camels when they are as young as five.
Fishing Lifestyle (02:19)
An elderly fisherman recalls fishing as a child and describes how it has changed over the decadess.
Sur, Oman (02:12)
The ancient port city has strong ties to India. Horses, incense, spices, and other commodities have made this city a hub of trade for over 2,000 years. Locals continue to build dhows in the traditional manner.
Local Focus in Sur (09:45)
Students take final exams at a local school. Oil money and the word of the sultan make education a high priority. A recent restoration program makes old fortifications look new. Local artisans create khanjars; a workshop owner discusses regional variations.
Sur Activitiess (05:27)
Men and women have separate spaces in Oman. Seamstresses discuss and the art of four-handed embroidery. A woman receives henna tattoos as she prepares for a wedding.
Dhow Builders (07:14)
Local kids play on the beach. A whistle signals the call to prayer. A shipbuilder discusses taking over his family business and the decline of local shipyards. He imports wood from Myanmar, South Africa, and Malaysia.
Worship Service (04:15)
Muhammed wanted to unify the Arab world and introduced Islam to Oman in 629 CE. A practitioner discusses the importance of the Quran and the brevity of human life.
Deep Sea Fishing (08:02)
A crew sets sail for a fishing trip. The captain pauses to pray to mecca and sings sea shanties as his men cast and reel in nets. The day's catch is not good.
Credits: Oman: Sand and Foam (00:50)
Credits: Oman: Sand and Foam
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