Hotel Muscat Holiday
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- Continental Breakfast
- Tennis Court
- Heated pool
- Swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
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Travel Blogs from Muscat
... buildings cannot be more than 8 stories high; buildings can only be painted cream or white; traditional design must be used (for windows etc) etc. But saying that there are still glass fronted car show rooms and some ordinary looking buildings. However, in the main it’s more authentic and quite nice.
Muscat also has some "show case" buildings. In particular the Grand ...
... little, to continue in aw at the rest of it – it’s much as you’d imagine a Royal Palace to look like, intricate designs, artwork and beautiful symmetrical long halls. Once we left the main entrance the grounds greeted us, stunning fountains and flowers galore, this was paradice in a town of modernization – a beautiful nod to Abu Dhabis history prior to the oil trade (and likely the oldest building in the city). Unfortunately this was the only history ...
... and enjoyed being at a 5000 year old burial site all on my own with no one watching.
On the drive back to Muscat I cut across between two major roads and came through some nice villages with some forts and oasis like little valleys. This I felt was really off the beaten path with kids waving and being really happy ( I assume) to see such a strange white man walking around their town.
Since the couch didn't work out that night I went back to ...
... struck me about Muscat is just how Arabic it really is - for some reason, when I thought of Muscat I thought of glass skyscrapers and post-modern architectural abominations. What I found was a quaint village as if lifted from the pages of Arabian nights. Omani law requires all buildings (including, I noted, embassies) to be built in a traditional Omani/Arab style. The result is a low strung, white washed town spotted with bright blue domes and ornate, arched ...
... near them. Goats seem to wander freely but clearly they belong to someone. Also pass housing subdivisions being built, some houses with magnificent facades - we wonder what they would be like inside, all built with concrete breeze blocks and plaster but no sign of any reinforcing steel. Negotiated thru a huge cloverleaf motorway intersection. 36°C outside car at the moment, at 10.30am. Passed the construction of what is to be the country's 2nd largest University at Nizwa, ...