In just three short minutes, professional travel videographer Enrique Pacheco captures not only the dramatic architecture and stunning landscapes of Oman, but also the relatable, human aspect of the country. Of his short film, titled “The Pearl of Arabia” he says this;
Oman is a place as surprising as unfamiliar. When the traveler explores its diverse landscape, formed by deserts, mountains, oasis and virgin beaches, he realizes why this country was known as the Pearl of Arabia.
But one thing, that really stands out above all in Oman, is the kindness and closeness of its people and the authenticity of their culture.
The images captured by Pacheco transcend time in a way that further entices the viewer to visit. There is a nice juxtaposition present; Oman is first depicted as exotic, with it’s uniquely shaped trees, calm dark waters and rolling sand dunes. However, with interwoven portraits and shots of people going about daily business, it also has a strangely familiar relatability. Either way, it is definitely next up on my bucket list.