Travel Blogs from Muscat, Oman

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First diving outside Kenya together, Muscat, Oman travel blog

First diving outside Kenya together

A travel blog entry by alexa_scotty

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A Whole New World, Muscat, Oman travel blog

A Whole New World

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... us back down the mountain without any problems. We stopped at Bahla Fort, a World Heritage Site, on our way back to Muscat. Bahla is the largest fort in Oman and was built in the 13th and 14th centuries. It's only open from 8-11 a.m. on Fridays (and 8 ...

the local market wander, Muscat, Oman travel blog

the local market wander

A travel blog entry by bogna

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ENGLISH: My very last days of working onboard the Brilliance happened to be in the Middle East. After 14 days of repositioning cruise, where most of it we had spent at sea, I was "hungry" of getting ashore and seeing new places. Especially that I knew it ...

Oman, Muscat and Salalah, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Oman, Muscat and Salalah

A travel blog entry by worldcruise

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... port of Muscat and could see the city and its white buildings surrounded by mountains, we knew we were in for a treat. Muscat is divided into several distinctive regions, including the old town, Mutrah, surrounded by gated walls. Al Alam Palace, the ...

We arrive in the capital, Muscat (Masqat), Muscat, Oman travel blog

We arrive in the capital, Muscat (Masqat)

A travel blog entry by abatage

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... completely buggered and still in that weird state of initial culture shock from when we left the airport and saw our first glimpse of Muscat. All of our posessions had been sent while we were staying in Newcastle, so when we arrived at our flat it was ...

Up the Wadi, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Up the Wadi

A travel blog entry by raniroo

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... joining us for the day.   Setting off in our 4WD we headed towards a town called Quriyat.  Last June a cyclone hit Muscat and wiped out a great deal of roads and trees.  The building of new roads has been slow, but you can actually drive ...

Leaving Oman, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Leaving Oman

A travel blog entry by abatage

... I have had during my lifetime and the people and places we had the priviledge of visiting are what has made me the person I am today. Oman ended up having no involvement in the Gulf War. I hear it has changed a lot from what I remember - hopefully one day ...

Oman, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Oman

A travel blog entry by nickytree

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Off to Muscat, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Off to Muscat

A travel blog entry by kcroone

This morning was for packing as I hadn't done that yet!  Terri took Anita and I to the airport to catch our flight to Muscat, Oman.  We got to the airport with plenty of time so we grabbed some lunch there and just relaxed-read, knit, and chatted till ...

A problem shared and an act of kindness, Muscat, Oman travel blog

A problem shared and an act of kindness

A travel blog entry by hazelandmartin

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... the honey and lemon I am on the receiving end and trying my best to stay out of the heat. But we have docked in Oman at the port of Muscat which is the capital, and where the Sultan of Oman lives. There is oil in Oman like so many countries in this ...

The return to the Souk and the smelly mission, Muscat, Oman travel blog

The return to the Souk and the smelly mission

A travel blog entry by hazelandmartin

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... so instead of hitting the shops at opening, we don't get there until 11 am. But today we are on a smelly mission Muscat has always had a strategic position on the spice trail, and one of the most valuable commodities traded in this area was ...

A wadi, a beach and a fisherman, Bandar Jissah, Oman travel blog

A wadi, a beach and a fisherman

A travel blog entry by abatage

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About 10km along the coast from Muscat is Al Bustan and past that, Bandar Jissah. Al Bustan is famous for the Al Bustan Palace that is now a hotel and towers over the coast with its enormity and extravegance. The Al Bustan beach is a beautiful stretch of ...

Ruwi drive by and the Mall, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Ruwi drive by and the Mall

A travel blog entry by kcroone

Well today was what I would call the drive bys!  Mubina had told us that we needed to go to Ruwi to the souks there.  Anita and I got off, found our way to this place and looked for the souk. Well, this wasn't a souk like we were thinking.  This was ...

Muscat, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Muscat

A travel blog entry by mies

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque - The Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Sultan Qaboos Mosque - The Grand Mosque

A travel blog entry by raniroo

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... Dubai.  Muscat is a wonderful place, with a rich history, a culture that is being maintained, the locals are very friendly and Muscat is slowly developing a tourist industry, yet not taking it over the top like Dubai.  It is a firm ...

Muscat, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Muscat

A travel blog entry by mies

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Transit in Oman, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Transit in Oman

A travel blog entry by retha_peach

... : The different of time in Oman and Indonesia, Time of Oman is 3 hours later than Indonesia (WIB). When I would go to Indonesia in my arrival. Trip to my country (Indonesia) was need time during 10 hours from Muscat (Oman). Thanks Galileo ...

Food, Omani Style, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Food, Omani Style

A travel blog entry by npacadia

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... in so many places around the world, I'm surprised I still get shocked at seeing these chains outside the US. Food here in Oman reminds me of what Shira and I saw in Dubai last year. There really isn't anything available at restaurants that can be ...

Muscat, Oman, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Muscat, Oman

A travel blog entry by brockandlisa

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We made our way across Oman to the capital city, Muscat. It was very spread out with great whitewashed buildings along the seafront. It is home to the Sultan of Oman and his impressive waterfront palace. On route, we travelled through a mountain range ...

Mosque, Meetings, and More, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Mosque, Meetings, and More

A travel blog entry by npacadia

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... values, providing economic opportunities to local communities, and creating a market niche that is distinct from other vacation and recreation destinations. Tonight we ate Chinese food served by Indians in Muscat, Oman. Almost like China ...

Shopping Day in Muscat, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Shopping Day in Muscat

A travel blog entry by scoonpooh

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... Ruwi (which is the Central Business District of Muscat) so Yahil could go pray at the mosque. Although this is considered downtown Muscat, the tallest buildings are only 10 stories high. After prayer we had Yahil pick his lunch place since he did so much ...

Morning trip to Muscat, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Morning trip to Muscat

A travel blog entry by scoonpooh

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... here for about an hour and could have stayed longer, but Pooja called and was ready to take Kamala back home. So through the Muscat traffic I went with the handy dandy GPS (it works very well in the cities but not that great outside). Picked up Kamla and ...

Sultan Qaboos mosque (Muscat, Oman), Muscat, Oman travel blog

Sultan Qaboos mosque (Muscat, Oman)

A travel blog entry by camilo9015

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n 1992 Sultan Qaboos directed that his country of Oman should have a Grand Mosque. A competition for its design took place in 1993 and after a site was chosen at Bausher construction commenced in 1995. Building work, which was undertaken by Carillion ...

Samail to Muscat, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Samail to Muscat

A travel blog entry by scoonpooh

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... the latest movies and music.      After shopping, Hilal checked me into a nice hotel near the Grand Mosque of Muscat. I then met another brother of Hilal and he took me on a small tour of Muscat. It was getting dark by now so the ...

Getting Stuck In Wahiba Sands, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Getting Stuck In Wahiba Sands

A travel blog entry by jc_haroon

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The main highlight of today's very long day was going to Wahiba Sands - the desert - in a 4WD vehicle. And, of course, the one I was in got stuck on this large ridge of sand as we were trying to go down a very steep dune. It only took 20-30 minutes to ...

Two Muscat-teers, Muscat, Oman travel blog

Two Muscat-teers

A travel blog entry by raniroo

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... pick up 22 cards in one hit.  "If you are going to play with fire, you are going to get burnt girl!!" We arrived in Muscat and hired a Nissan Sunny.  It was small but enough for our 3 days in Muscat.  I navigated us to the Beach Hotel, ...

A small drive to Muscat & around, Muscat, Oman travel blog

A small drive to Muscat & around

A travel blog entry by scoonpooh

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    Another mostly relaxing day. The plan today was to take the entire family to do the once a month shopping trip into Muscat. However, Hilal was busy with many of his jobs so he wanted Pooja and I to go on our own. I had not planned ...

Idling in an Idyll, As Sīfah, Oman travel blog

Idling in an Idyll

A travel blog entry by suesy6652

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... ;the Hajar mountains begin to loom near Hatta.  Briefly beautiful before the border, then once in Oman the road quickly joins the coast road heading to Muscat and on to Salalah some 1280kms away.  This double lane highway is almost boring - you ...

On the Road to Muscat and back, Muscat, Oman travel blog

On the Road to Muscat and back

A travel blog entry by suesy6652

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The Road to Muscat and back 25 - 27 October 2007   In late October Kym was summoned to appear in Muscat, Oman, in support of an Aussie businessman and not only was it the weekend, but also his birthday.  So we decided to make a trip of ...

Oasis in Oman (...or no socks, no mosque), Muscat, Oman travel blog

Oasis in Oman (...or no socks, no mosque)

A travel blog entry by hamiltonfamily

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... daughter). It was wonderful to spend a few days in a home with family, catching up on news and seeing Muscat through their eyes. They both love Oman, and can foresee staying here, at least until the girls get into their teens. Oman, a Sultanate, ...

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