Howard Johnson

Address: Sarooj Street, Muscat, Oman | Hotel
 
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Location

This hotel, located on Sarooj Street, Muscat, is near Bait Al-Zubair, Corniche, Bahla Fort, and The Frankincense Trail.
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Travel Blogs from Muscat

A Tale of Two Cities

A travel blog entry by 0wley on Apr 06, 2015

1 comment, 6 photos

... had. As we walked along the coast and into the city it became quite obvious to me just how soulless the city itself was, there was just nothing about the place. Unfortunately we’d arrived on a Friday which is actually a holy day so I’m not sure if that had a detrimental effect of the feel of the city, as it was fairly empty, but even with the lack of locals I just didn’t see enough heritage of enough culture, it was actually how I unfortunately imagined ...

Back to Reality

A travel blog entry by andiontheroad on Sep 28, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... Gredien who is working in the Dutch Embassy in Saudi Arabia and was over for the week. It was quite interesting to hear about life in Saudi Arabia but at some point it was time to part and head back to the hotel and get ready for the next stop. Nepal. This will be an adventure as well. I have really enjoyed Oman, though, it was full of beautiful landscapes, exciting animals and maybe most importantly wonderful, friendly people. Goodbye, I hope we meet ...

Sohar to Muscat, Saturday

A travel blog entry by mikejen on May 11, 2014

2 photos

... which is soaked in water, swelling the jelly crystals inside, then tied around the neck which coincides with the cataroid artery and slowly evaporates keeping the body cool. Richard had told us about these neckbands and we had tried them out on the orchard. Very successful! There was a system of irrigation troughs around the fort and thru the plantations that ...

The return to the Souk and the smelly mission

A travel blog entry by hazelandmartin on Apr 11, 2014

7 photos

... isn't as daft a question as it sounds. We thought you just burned the frankincense itself, but you don't. What you actually do is light a piece of charcoal, and place the frankincense on the charcoal, stand back and enjoy the aroma, which is purported to have antibacterial and anti mosquito properties, as well as smelling pretty good too. Now it is time for the smelly mission number two, perfume oil. Oman is also famous for perfume oils and some had some rather exotic names if ...

A Whole New World

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers on Feb 19, 2014

3 comments, 64 photos

... to explore Mutrah and Old Muscat. Our hotel was in Mutrah, so we walked around there first, ending up at the Mutrah Souq, a very big covered marketplace selling daggers and swords, incense, jewelry, silver teapots, gem-encrusted figurines and pashminas galore. The souq was really cool, and even Dennis enjoyed wandering aimlessly through it, trying on traditional hats and chatting with the shopkeepers that shouted greetings as we passed. Dennis even got his haggle on.
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