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Oman-flagOman <<oh MAHN>> is a small country in the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula. The Gulf of Oman lies to the north, and the Arabian Sea lies east and south. The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen are to the west. Muscat is the capital, but Matrah is the largest city. Oman was a very poor country until oil was discovered there in 1964.... Read More


Doha <<DOH huh>> is the capital and largest city of Qatar, a country on the Persian Gulf. Doha lies on the east coast of Qatar.... Read More


Mecca <<MEHK uh>> is the holiest city of Islam, the religion of the Muslims. Mecca is in western Saudi Arabia. The city is the birthplace of the prophet Muhammad, who established Islam.... Read More


Muscat <<MUHS kat>> is the capital of Oman, a country in the Middle East. Oman lies on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Muscat became Oman’s main seaport and trading center in the 1500′s. Two old Portuguese forts and the palace of the sultan of Oman dominate the city. Portugal controlled Muscat from about 1507 to 1650. Most of Muscat’s people work in commerce or for the government.... Read More


Riyadh <<ree YAHD>> is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia, a country in the Middle East. Riyadh lies near the center of the country. Riyadh is a business center and serves as the headquarters of Saudi Arabia’s large oil industry. It has been the nation’s capital since the official creation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932.... Read More


Sanaa <<sah NAH>> is the capital and largest city of Yemen, a country in the Middle East. Sanaa lies in the western part of the country. It is in a mountainous region. The city is an economic, political, religious, and educational center of Yemen.Sanaa is an ancient city. Its founding date is unknown.... Read More