Al Falaj Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Doha - 02 October 2014
Sitting here on the runway in Doha on
my KLM flight to Muscat, the temperature a pleasant 30C, waiting for
the passengers for Muscat to arrive, I keep thinking that 'Georgia is
still on my Mind' but that's going to have to be for another trip and
while I will miss the motorbike and seeing Georgia and Armenia I am
sure I will enjoy Oman. I think I've decided ...
I was in Dubai for two months.....on an extended holiday.
As my visa was only for 30 days I had to exit and re-enter. You can only do this once if I recall correctly. Me and my friend who I was staying with decided to make a long weekend of it and to go to Oman, the neighbouring country. Rather than fly we decided to take the scenic route by bus. The flight would have taken an hour or even less and by bus it was 6 hours. ...
... built in the 1970s and certainly looks like it was, with its plastic-looking pastels and unusual trumpet-shaped flaring columns. The palace, we were told, is not open to visitors, nor is it the full-time residence of the Sultan. However, when the Sultan has dignitaries over such as Queen Elizabeth II, he will usually hold a banquet here in their honour.
Our final stop on this tour was not far from the ship in Muttrah at the souk. We were scheduled to have ½ hour stop ...
... places on the way though! The fort was built in 1600s to protect the trade routes and town. It is one of the largest in Oman and has a huge ( but not all that tall - 100m) round tower. It was restored in the 90s as it was apparently bombed by the British in the 1950s. It looked like not much had been done to the displays since its restoration, but the building itself was interesting. There were a couple of groups of black clad schoolgirls, all ...
... varieties of dates for a good part of the year. Just a few hundred yards along we were driven to the Hot Springs, where water emerges from deep under the mountains throughout the year. This constant production of this valuable water resource is carefully guided along small canals to the Oasis. There are some canals built under ground to transfer the water to other areas for constant watering of the local vegetation. It was a large ...