Oman – Wahiba Sands


It’s April of 2021 and Day 15 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Travel the World.” I am visiting countries from A to Z and presenting stories with 8 line poems.

Day 15 Country: Oman

Oman is famous for its ancient aflaj oases irrigation system, terraced orchards fortresses, sailing ships etc. Oman’s capital Muscat is famous for dazzling souks and superb seafood, and also its terrain brings the biggest adventures and hence the tourists. One of tourist attraction, Wahiba Sands is now known as the Sharqiya Sands named for the Bani Wahiba tribe. The desert has been of scientific interest noting 16,000 invertebrates as well as 200 species of other wildlife and 150 species of native flora. The area is defined by 12,500 square kilometres. Classic desert scenery with dunes & flora attracts visitors to this region and is also known for Bedouins (Bedouins are nomadic Arab Tribes who have historically inhabited the desert regions).

Credits: by Andries Oudshoorn – 080318-110 Oman – Sharqiya Sands – Al Areesh CampUploaded by mangostar, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6840251

Poem:

It might be hard,
To count and note,
Every sand grain.
Because,
You can’t count,
You did not note,
You can’t let go,
Any sand grain.

We might think something to be an abrupt event, but every little thing counts and adds up to it. If we did not see, does not mean, it was not there.

13 thoughts on “Oman – Wahiba Sands

  1. Love the Sand Dunes! I dis not realize the Bedouins were in the deserts of Oman…see I am learning things from you!
    Yore poem is very lyrical. And your comment is so very true….it reminds me of the quite: “If a tree falls in the forest, does anyone hear it?”
    Sherri-Ellen & *purrss* BellaDharma

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