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Inspiring Oman Street Photography by Josef Buergi

Travelling to Oman was always on my wishlist since a few years, because I read so many good things about the people, the landscape and the way the tourism grows. I like street photography and really wanted to do Oman street photography so in late 2014 I decided to go for a three week road trip which started in Muscat and ended in Dubai.

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The journey took about 3000 km all along the coast heading south, into the desert, crossing the mountains and finally crossing to the United Arab Emirates to Dubai.

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Before I went there, I read a few books about Oman and their culture. I knew that they are very friendly. But in fact that the culture and the religion is different from ours, the advice was always to ask the people for a permission or even to enter their privacy.

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So I always asked “may I take a photograph of you”. The answer was always yes!. With a smile.The easiest way to get in touch with the people is the local market or all places near forts or mosques. And there are a lot of interesting and historic places all around Oman.

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The people in Oman were all very friendly. Even with a huge camera they smiled and invited me for a tea or something. All very easy. If you treat them with respect, you won’t believe how friendly an open hearted the people are! Oman is a very beautiful and charming country. And so are the people! There is still a feeling like the 1001-Night.

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All photographs were taken with a Canon 5D and the 24-105 kit lens.

Oman street photography
Oman street photography

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