Sur is a fishermen’s town on the east coast of Oman. In the past it has been well known for its Dhow building and was Oman’s main centre of trade with East Africa. Dhows are still being built in Sur today but there is no longer any trade with East Africa.
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"The tour was consistently excellent in content, with new experiences each day. It was the overall joy of being in a country with friendly people, full of varied (and sometimes exciting) scenery, ancient forts, ultra modern mosques and even an opera house that we most remember. Our disappointment of not seeing turtles at Sur was compensated by seeing one in Muscat Harbour, diving and surfacing as it fed on the weed attached to the rocks."