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What to do in Oman: The Country Where It is Forbidden to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Have you ever wondered what it would be like in a place where Valentine's Day is banned? Well, that place exists, and it’s called Oman! But before we delve into this curiosity, let's explore this country together.

Oman, located on the Arabian Peninsula, is a treasure trove of natural beauty and rich culture. The capital, Muscat, is a must-see, with its stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and vibrant Mutrah Souq Market. Salalah, with its incredible beaches and green landscapes, is a surprising contrast to the rest of the desert country. Be sure to visit the Wahiba Sands Desert, the ancient Bat ruins and the incredible cliffs and blue lagoons of Wadi Shab.


The local currency is the Omani rial and the spoken language is Arabic. For Brazilians wishing to visit Oman, it is necessary to apply for a tourist visa.

Regarding the socioeconomic and political situation, Oman is an absolute monarchy. The economy is heavily dependent on natural resources, especially oil and gas. Despite its dependence on these resources, the country has made efforts to diversify its economy.

Traveling to Oman can vary greatly in terms of cost, depending on factors such as the time of year, the type of accommodation you choose and what you plan to do. However, it is a country that offers options for various budgets.

Now, let's return to our initial curiosity: Why is Valentine's Day banned in Oman? This is due to strict cultural and religious laws. The Omani government argues that celebrating this day contradicts Islamic values, leading to its ban.


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