Crowne Plaza Muscat
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... So I finally managed to watch the ego movie, which literally made me "lol", luckily I think most other passengers were also enjoying the in flight movies so probably didn't notice.... Thou then I decided to watch anchorman2, at around midnight UK time, so my laughter may not have been so disguised during sleepy time! I arrived in Oman around 4.15am UK time, 7.15am their time and ...
... the grand prayer hall to roam around at our own leisure.
The mosque is named after Sultan Qaboos and is relatively new, being built between 1995 and 2001. I learned that although the mosque can accommodate 20,000 worshipers in total, the main prayer hall only holds 6,500. The mosque features a 90 meter tall main minaret flanked by four 45 ½ meter minarets. 5 minarets in all representing the 5 pillars of Islam.
A flimsy runner flanked by ropes either side, ...
... that we had initially agreed on in our previous discussion had suddenly gone up. We quickly told him no way and reiterated the initial price, this didn’t shift his position so we decided to get the bags out of the boot and so began the skit of me getting the bags out and telling him our price followed by him putting the bags back in the boot and demanding his price. Eventually we both got tired and agreed to disagree and sort it out at the airport.
... the information on the back of the map says Oman is reasonable liberal. We shall see. I have forgot to say, I think, that in both UAE and Oman all signs are in Arabic and in English. We are just back from our trip today in Muscat and we visited a Mosque, a Souk, a museum and HH palace. Last night there was a terrible storm and sand has appeared on our balcony. Also it rained today whilst we were at the mosque and rumbles ...
... OK and then we started our tour of the mosque. Juma spoke good English and I think he was impressed with my basic Arabic!!
The mosque was absolutely stunning - such opulence and grandeur - the chandeliers and the carpet in the main part were just incredible. Juma explained each part of the mosque to us - he was very informative and surprised when I told him I have a copy of The Koran at home.
We got back to Muttrah Souk and met ...