By D. Michael
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Sultanate is a podcast where we discover new and exciting destinations within the Sultanate of Oman that are beyond the tourist route; as well as finding unique ways to enjoy the Omani hospitality like a local. Join D. Michael as he takes you around the Sultanate to share with you what he loves most about Oman.
||Clean021: Muttrah Fish Souq||Recently the Muscat Municipality opened the doors to the long awaited Muttrah Fish Souq, so I’m down here poking around and finding out what’s changed under the roof of this modern building. Has tradition and charm left when we tore down the old?...||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMuttrah Fish Souq Teaser||This month on the Sultanate podcast we head down the newly opened Muttrah Fish Souq. The episode launches on the 5th of October, 2017. Subscribe using Sticher, the iOS Podcast app, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you don’t know how...||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: Stuck in the Mud - Salalah Road Trip||In Oman you have to be flexible, and that's exactly what I needed on my last Salalah road trip. My friends and I found ourselves stuck in the mud! In this episode of the Sultanate, my friend John and I take you along with us on a nine day trip from...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOff the Editing Room Floor: Stuck in the Mud - Salalah Road Trip||Bonus cilps from episode 20 of the Sultanate. listen to the full episode here. Follow the show and find more about Oman at: www.beyondtheroute.com Facebook Instagram Twitter||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStuck in the Mud - Salalah Road Trip Teaser||Join me on a road trip to Salalah. The episode launches on the 11th…. September 11, 2017. Be sure to subscribe using Sticher, the iOS Podcast app, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you don’t know how to do that, click this link....||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: Wadi Ta'ab||No other wadi in Oman packs so much excitement into such a small place as Wadi Ta'ab. This little canyon has it all. Isolation, rappels, swims, jumps, sheer walls, and beauty. However, all these features require respect or the canyon will punish you....||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWadi Ta'ab Teaser||Join me in Wadi Ta'ab. The episode launches on the 11th…. August 11, 2017. Be sure to subscribe using Sticher, the iOS Podcast app, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you don’t know how to do that, click this link. Follow...||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: Expat Life||Living and working in Oman has its many positive qualities. The expat life is diverse with outdoor activities and the beautiful landscape clearly at the top of the list. However, there are others things to consider if you are job hunting in Oman. In...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: Bee Keeping in Oman||Oman is full of surprises tucked away in dusty corners of this vast land. Honey bees are just one example. However, it should be no surprise that apiarists cultivate liquid gold from the honey bee. The Qur'an speaks highly, and encourages this...||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBees! Teaser||The Bees! episode launches on the 9th…. June 7th 2017. Be sure to subscribe using Sticher, the iOS Podcast app, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you don’t know how to do that, click this link. Follow the show and find more...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Omani Roses||Every spring something special happens on the green mountain. The roses start to bloom, and the farmers descend upon their fields to collect their precious pink flowers. I knew roses are grown for making rose water on Jebal...||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOmani Roses Teaser||The Omani Roses episode launches on the 7th…. May 7th 2017. Be sure to subscribe using Sticher, the iOS Podcast app, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you don’t know how to do that, click this link. Follow the show and find...||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Seventh Hole||I've done canyoning, climbing, off-roading, hiking, flying, but there's one thing I haven't done in Oman. Caving! Probably the best cave chamber to visit is the Canyon Room, accessed from the Seventh Hole on the Salmah Plateau. Of course, the...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeventh Hole Teaser||The Seventh Hole Cave episode launches on the 7th…. April 7th 2017. Be sure to subscribe using Sticher, the iOS Podcast app, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you don’t know how to do that, click this link. Follow the show and find...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Paramotoring Oman||Paramotoring has quietly been around for a few years in Oman, but the new kids on the block, SkySchool, bring it to the next level. In this episode of the Sultanate I meet up with Seth Royce, who manages SkySchool Oman. He...||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: Traveler Interviews||Most of you listen to the Sultanate podcast because of the information that I provide, but this project isn't about me. It's about filling a gap in the travel information for independent travelers to Oman. In other words it's about YOU!...||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Tigers, Caves, and Majlis al Jinn||There are a ton of caves in Oman of all sizes. Majlis al Jinn is the largest and most unique, but thousands of other caves dot the countryside and make for some interesting surprises if you happen to have a look. This month I share with you...||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: Rock Climbing in Oman with Read Macadam||You probably didn't know it, but Oman is a fantastic place for rock climbing. There are some challenges with the heat, but the rock is fantastic, and the climbing community is even better. Strap on your climbing shoes we are going to the crag. I met...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy National Day, Oman!||Wishing you all a wonderful National Day celebration in Oman. New episodes on the 5th of every month. Follow the show and find more about Oman at: www.beyondtheroute.com Facebook Instagram Twitter||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Nine Things You Didn't Know About Oman||When we travel and experience new places and cultures, inevitably we compare what is in front of us to what we know. Some things we easily understand, some we disagree with, other thing we even find funny. Being exposed to different ideas and...||11/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: Via Ferrata at Alila Jabal Akhdar||I always wanted to try out a via ferrata, and it finally happened with a visit to Oman's newest via ferrata at the Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel. A via ferrata is a protected climbing route, and Jebal Akhdar is one of the most beautiful places in Oman. Mix...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Adventure Travel in Oman||There are so many opportunities for adventure travel in Oman. Rock climbing, abseiling, caving, canyoning, via ferrata, hiking, and off-road driving are just a few adventurous activities practiced in the sultanate. One man, who has been to all of the...||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Muttrah Souq||With its narrow alleyways and tiny shops, Muttrah Souq offers shoppers a taste of traditional Omani life. Muttrah Souq quietly rivals other historical marketplaces around the world in terms of authenticity, but little was known about this important...||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: As Sifah Secret Beach||One of the qualities I like most about Oman is the small population. You can be 20 minutes outside of Muscat and find yourself, seemingly, the only person for miles. This seclusion gives you the feeling of owning a piece of Oman for...||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005: The Sharqiya Sands (Wahiba Sands)||The Sharqiya Sands is one of my most favorite place in Oman. It has everything you could want; beauty, emptiness, mystery, easy access, and uniqueness. Whether you are into off-road sand driving, or you just enjoy the peace and quiet, the...||6/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Rub' al Khali Off-Road Journey||The Rub' al Khali (الربعالخالي) literally means Empty Quarter in Arabic, and is the world's largest contiguous sand desert covering about 650,000 square km of land. To put that into perspective, the Rub' al Khali covers most of...||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: What to Wear as a Visitor to Oman and Cultural Respect||In this episode of the Sultanate I chat with two of the most adventurous people I know, Goos and Agnes, about cultural respect as visitors to Oman, as well as clothing choices you need to make when planning a trip to the Sultanate. Goos and Agnes...||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Language in Oman||In this episode of the Sultanate I sit down with two of my friends Abdullah al Wahaibi and Fayad al Zadjali to discuss; the different languages spoken in Oman, how widely English is spoken, Omani greetings, and we learn some useful Arabic...||3/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Introduction to Oman||Planning a trip to Oman? Start right here for a traveler's introduction to Oman. In this episode I sit down with my good buddy Jonty for an introduction to the Sultanate of Oman. Jonty has been an expat in Oman, off and on, for the past 35 years!...||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a little of a lot of things. Informative look at Oman, travelers guide, current events, culture. Can't wait to see what the next episodes will share.
Thank you D. Michael
Great narrator and very knowledgeable. Very informative and detailed. Makes me want to visit as soon as possible! Good job! Thank you for the exposure.
Great Portrait of Oman
I live in this wonderful country and D. Michael's insights are spot on. I hope these podcasts spread far and wide especially to Europe and the US. Westerners need to see another side of the Arab people and Muslim countries like Oman who is warm and welcoming to expats like me. Can't wait for the next one!