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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 ...
... 2 small, 2 large in a brown check! Their 3 suitcases had kept breaking down on the journey so far. Dinner was at the Kageen Coffee Shop, a lovely restaurant, where we had large mint lemon drinks, and lamb dishes that really were too large to eat. Emily, our Garmin GPS, with a map chip of the area, was great in getting us around. I don't know how people managed with just ...
... 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, ...
... and an empire, it goes on and on!! Such a strategic coast in terms of access to India and East Africa, where the Omanis ruled Zanzibar for many decades. The roles of the Portugese, the Dutch and the British are fascinating!
Vasco da Gama, whom we encountered as a hero in Lisbon, is a traitor and invader in Oman, having accepted the help of Oman's best navigators in order to reach India and then taking over the ...
... 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 ...