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WHALE OF A TIME Oman is the only Arab member of the International Whaling Commission, dedicated to the conservation of whales. The waters off the coast of Oman are home to more than 20 species of marine mammals and provide both breeding and feeding grounds for sperm whales, dolphins and the endangered humpback whales. Head to the bluffs above Muscat to spot dolphins frolicking, or book a whale-watching cruise at Marina Bander al-Rowdha by calling (968) 737-293.

WELCOME BACK Oman is home to a wealth of rare desert animals, including the Arabian oryx, a white antelope with long...

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