OMAN navi !! (Welcome to Oman)

Basic Knowledge

 
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 Hospital

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Hospital

A red crescent is a simbol mark of the hospitals in Oman Not the red cross mark as rest of the world.
It says the Red Crescent Societies Co.
They put the mark of a red crescent to the hospitals and the ambulances.

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 Ramadan

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Grand Mosque

Ramadan does not mean the fast but it means Muslim calendar of September. Even Smoking is not permitted from sunrise to sunset.
This is based on the Koran to understand the feelings of people who suffer from hunger.

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 Rest room

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Mark

Toilet paper is not usually prepared in the rest room in Islamic countries.
But It is prepared at Airport Facilities and hotels.
The shower is prepared in the substitution of toilet paper.
Please pour water in the rest room with the bucket if the bucket is prepared.
It is a so-called lavatory of a manual washing in clear water.

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 Holiday

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Mutrah Souq

The holy day is Friday in Islamic countries.
Thursday is the weekend, and it is very crowded at thursday night in the places like shopping centers and parks.

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 Arabic numeral

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Clock of R/A

The figure of numbers used in the sphere of Islam is different from the Westen figure.

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 Marriage

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Wedding Ceremony

The person who has actually committed bigamy is very little though it is described that bigamy is permitted in Koran.
In old times, it became impossible for the wife and the child to live because the man went to the war.
To break this state, bigamy was permitted.
Bigamy is still possible but it is described in Koran that bigamy is allowed for the man who has the financial strength.

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 Pork

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Shopping Center

In Islam it says that do not eat pork.
This is because of the desease caused by pork in old times.
However pork is sold in supermarkets in Oman for non muslims although pork is very expensive there.

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 Arabic writting

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Bus Timetable

In Arabic language, they write sentence from right to left.
However, the figure of numbers must be written from left to right.
The following is one Example.

This is 225 OR.
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OMAN navi !!.225 RO si sihT

 
 
 
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