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Oman Through The Lens

Is there any better way to wish your loved ones ‘Eid Mubarak’ than by sending travel photos from Europe? Y readers beg to differ, as they head on adventures within Oman, to seek and find the perfect Eid photo.



Eid Al-Adha: it’s a time for prayer, sacrifice, and for a fortunate few, the annual pilgrimage of Hajj in Mecca. An occasion to remember for all Muslims, this Eid – as is always the case – was initially marked by bidding adieu to those selected pilgrims from the Sultanate to the Holy Land of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Then, it was time for the sacrifice – which happened over the course of last week. Cattle were slaughtered and the resulting shuva devoured; it was then time for residents across the country to take time out and unwind from the weekday stresses that they inevitably piled up over the course of the year.

Some workers even received up to nine days of leave from work!

To commemorate the Eid celebrations, we called out readers online and asked them to submit some of their most memorable photos from their time spent here.

The response we received was overwhelming – and we were inundated with emails and messages on Facebook – all filled with photos and smiling faces. To snap the perfect Eid picture, we even had some of our readers taking a 12-hour-long journey to Salalah.

Aisha al Barwani, an entrepreneur and a follower of Y, says: “There’s no better way to wish His Majesty and all the citizens of this nation a blessed Eid Al Adha than by sending them love and greetings from a beautiful location in Oman.”

Here are some of our favourite snaps.