The Frankincense Route
The Gulf sultanate of Oman presents an extraordinary kaleidoscope of natural and manmade beauty: deserts, mountains and beaches on the one hand, and striking architecture, colourful textiles, and intricate woodwork, jewellery and pottery on the other. The sultanate’s 300-year rule over Zanzibar has left its indelible mark on this Indian Ocean Island also: not least in the exotic mix of Islamic and Swahili influences most notable in the island’s so-called Stone Town with its intoxicating collection of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand houses with their brass-studded carved doorways. This captivating tour includes a brief stopover in the Qatari capital of Doha to visit the world’s largest collection of Islamic art.
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This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.