Park Inn by Radisson Muscat
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... a road trip of 45 minutes was to the Grand Mosque (apparently a must see), they dropped us off for a 30 minute 'self-tour' and guess what - the place closed for the day an hour earlier..... so for a half hour in 40degree heat with 100percent humidity......
Anyway, the next stop was a museum, that was interesting and OK ( at least air conditioned!), Liz did the whole show in 5 min ...
... century Nakhl fort. During the 1hr 20 minute journey, the landscape was very flat with scattered communities appearing through this barren landscape. Toward the end of the journey, the scenery became more rugged. These were the foothills of the Al Hajar Mountains.
Nakhl in Arabic means ‘date farm’ as it became evident as to how this fort got its name. From the ramparts of the fort, many date trees could be seen creating the illusion of an oasis in the middle ...
... finally, I got my Middle Eastern camels and Middle Eastern food!!
They had what I can only describe as an Arabian Luau with lamb instead of fish and belly dancers rather than hula. And then, they had a whole row of Arabian artisans doing baskets, silversmithing, and the Michelangelo of henna design who created a masterpiece on my arm.
The most interesting food was something called Omani Meshkak which was lamb that's been cooked in the ...
... leaving "our mother ship", every woman was scrutinized to make sure that ankles and wrists were covered and head scarfs were carried. The few women who were able to get off the ship "underdressed" were not permitted to come even close to the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Absolutely breathtaking in its size and beauty (20,000 worshippers can pray at one time (women in a separate room, of course), the mosque contains the second largest handwoven carpet in the world ...
... wine we were back in the taxi and heading for old Muscat. Again this driver - didn't get his name - was excellent and we had a private tour seeing areas we wouldn't have visited from a tour bus. We were so close to the Sultans Palace it was fantastic and even got to take photos through the main gate! The palace is the only building I can remember from previous visits and one I always admired.
Back for a wander round the souk and a few ...