InterContinental Hotel Muscat
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... who said "We got problem!".
Next stop for us was Old Muscat and the Sultan's Palace again. At this time it was already a bit late to be heading off to Western Hajar, which was actually my plan for the day, so I deciced to stay one more night in Muscat and leave early tomorrow morning. So our tour around Muscat could continue.
We actually didn't get any food yet and Kaspar suggested a bit of ...
... 2006 when oil prices recovered. The previous 15 years were ones of austerity when oil prices were low as $11 US a barrel. We were told this is one of the pitfalls of a one dimensional oil based economy and now that prices have increased there is an urgency to develop Oman as a credible tourist destination. This hive of activity has made getting around Muscat a real challenge. Even Emily the GPS has been confused because of the number of very new ...
OMAN FINAL THOUGHT
Oman and in particular its capital Muscat is amazing. It's so different from anything we have experienced before. In the short space of time we had grown to love this destination that seemed so foreign to us only five days ago. I ...
... outside, to the Grand Mosque a magnificent building and gardens; something the Omani people are justly proud of. Up to 20,000 people can worship there at the same time. We passed their newly built Opera house, the largest in the world; the stage set can move the stage 20 feet forwards, sideways and backwards – the only one in the world that can do this. Western Operas, ballets and theatre groups perform there and the average price of ...
... on the other. In the central area was a museum, which closed at 4, but it wasn't 4 yet, but it was still closed. I wasn't surprised. I came down off the gate and entered the city. I had very limited information and was still only using the Lonely Planet guide that was at my host's house.
There was a reason there was very limited information. There wasn't really much a tourist could do in Muscat. There were two forts, the sultan's palace, and few ...