Hala Hotel Apartments
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... pay more than 4.5 OMR. I hailed an old Nissan Sunny Cab with a much, much older taxi driver in it and he told me it was only 3 OMR... great.. so off we went.
I picked up my backpack at the hotel and took another taxi (in which the Taxi driver seem to have a very heated argument with a (presumably his own) woman on the phone while he drove me) to the Mall.
Compared to Dubai, (despite the name Muscat Grand Mall) this mall was more like a little shop. ...
... and one I was very grateful for. Refreshed with the drink and the kindness we make our way back toward the main road and we see something quite remarkable. While we were sitting the residents of Muscat came out to sit in the park and enjoy the early evening sun and pleasant temperatures. The marble sea wall which was also being cleaned, all 8 kms of it, so anyone wishing to sit and take in the views wouldn't get their clothes dirty. We walk back toward the market and ...
... and enjoyed her cruise. The girls really enjoyed the beach. The sand was soft and white and got into every crevice!! There was a lot of coral on the beach and Daisie found some shells. The girls stayed on the beach with Auntie Nicole and Uncle Craig while Dave came back to the boat to get me! I was very nervous about being in the ocean and once I was in I relaxed. It also helped that Dave was there with me! ...
... It's only open from 8-11 a.m. on Fridays (and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays--it should really be open more than two days a week, it seems), so we we couldn't go in, but walked around the perimeter admiring the vastness of the fort. After an 11-hour day that included 7-plus hours of driving, we were exhausted. We ate an early dinner in our hotel restaurant (Indian food, which is widespread in Oman due to all of the Indian laborers) and crashed early with the Olympics on TV.
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... quite efficient. A short stay visa can be purchased on the spot for $15 USD. Taxi to the hotel was a standard rate of 10 OMR (ie $28 AUD for a 30+ min journey) for a very modern, scrupulously clean Toyota Avalon, cooled to arctic temps (outside it was a balmy 32 deg). Muhammed, my driver, was in Omani traditional dress (white full length robe & cap) & ...