Juweira Boutique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Salalah
Day one at sea and we have definitely noticed the humidity has dropped as well as the temperatures. Instead of temperatures in the mid to high thirties and humidity around 80% we are now having temperatures in the upper twenties which to be honest is quite refreshing (Martin is saying cold). The weather definitely feels more Mediterranean than tropical, although we are still a long way away from ...
The Green Oasis in the Desert located on the Dhofar Coast.Once a stop on the ancient trading routes that connected India and China. Trades stopped here in search of Frankincense. Population 200,000.
Next 4 days at Sea in route to Aquaba, Jordan
... Salalah being his birthplace AND traditionally Sultans living in Salalah rather than in Muscat, Qaboos has bucked this trend, and has lived in Muscat since he ascended to the throne in 1970. He does, however, visit Salalah fairly regularly to meet with influential tribal and local leaders; it probably also gives him the opportunity to visit his mum!!
Qaboos is now in his 43rd year as Sultan of Oman. In 2010, during the 40th ...
... at a local restaurant, where we were ushered into the ' family' section,with its 2 long tables in the centre and on the outside were separate cubicles that were closed off...I think this was for families to eat together, so the women could take off their burqha, headpiece in private to be able to eat. ( this was my theory only).
The food was traditional Arabic food, which was very tasty and flavoursome....pita bread, a fried rice, ...
... are now the proud “owners” of a long black man’s traditional robe and a “hand sewn” skull cap, two bottles of perfume and several packets of Frankincense.
Apart from Barbara returning, my main excitement of the day was watching the docking at the quay just astern of the Rotterdam of the Indian patrol vessel Suvarna (P52). The ship had the rakish lines of the WWII US ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service