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The Omani Halwa Industry

Omani halwa enjoys an extensive reputation in the country and abroad and is considered an symbol of generosity and excellence. Omani halwa accompanies Omanis in times of joy and sorrow; hence not a single Omani house is ever without it. This is especially true during celebrations, feasts, ceremonies and religious festivities.

Omani halwa is considered an indispensable and basic component of hospitality. Its taste differs from one region to another. Omani halwa preserves its quality for four months without the use of preservatives.

Halwa is usually offered on a round tray kept especially for it, called Al Dist, which differs in type and size: some are made of clay, some of metal, and some of plastic, depending on the occasion.