The Bullfighters of Oman

Playing an alternate host to a centuries-old sport.


During the winter months, the Omani towns of Sohar, Shinas, Barka and Seeb play alternate host to a centuries-old sport: bullfighting. 

Presumably introduced to the country during Portuguese rule, bullfighting in Oman today is bloodless. Brahma bulls lock horns, forcing one another to give up ground. In preparation, the bulls are pampered on a diet of milk and honey, massaged daily and taken on long runs along the scenic beaches of the Batinah coast.












Photographer: Jake Salyers 

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