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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Oman street photography
Oman street photography

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