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Yulia Denisyuk

A villager in the 400-year-old town of Al Hamra in northeastern Oman shares his harvest of dates. An Arabic proverb says: ‘What is shared is blessed’. This tradition of hospitality is deeply ingrained in the Omani culture, and the practice of welcoming strangers stretches back to the seventh century. In a country where not inviting a stranger in for coffee is inconceivable, you’ll be treated to bitter kahwa (coffee with cardamom), a heaping of dates, and the famous Omani halwa (a traditional dessert). Location: Al Hamra

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