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GLAMPING ON MARS

Source: The Shangri-La’s beautifully lit infinity pool at night.

The Barr Al Jissah beach at the Shangri-La resort.

In such erratic and unstable geopolitical times, one of Oman’s greatest draws is its status as a safe haven.

Nothing accentuates serenity like a bit of surrounding chaos. In fact, one rarely exists without the other. It is much harder to identify an oasis of calm without a dose of juxtaposing frenetic energy. And this is why, for years, Oman has been hailed as the tranquil jewel in the Arabian crown. Historic, traditional and refreshingly authentic, this peninsula nation is a sleepy antidote to many of its

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