Behind the scenes

View images from behind the scenes of photographing the Harasiis.


View images of how the life has changed for the Harasiis.

An online resource for the study of nomadic life in Oman

Welcome to NomadsinOman. The Harasiis are one of six major nomadic pastoral tribes in Oman. Along with the Duru, the Wahiba, the Jeneba, the Beit Kathir, and the Mahra, the Harasiis live in the central deserts of the Sultanate. They raise camel and goats in a largely subsistence economy and number about 5,000 people; a few of their numbers are also found in parts of the United Arab Emirates bordering Saudi Arabia. Of all the nomadic tribes in Oman, the Harasiis are the most remote; their traditional territory, is set halfway between the north and the south of the country.

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