Sohar Beach Hotel
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Dimaniyat archipelago can be reached from Al Sawadi in Oman and offer an underwater paradise for snorkellers and divers. The coral formations are home to endless fish, including my favourite little boxfish, and turtles and sharks are common sights here too - I was lucky enough to see a turtle and a sea snake (from the boat luckily!) and some of the others saw sharks and huge schools of large fish.
Amazing trip, would go again tomorrow!!
What trip would be complete to a Middle Eastern country without riding camels through the desert? Normally I would avoid doing such a thing as I am an animal lover and I understand that animals can be treated poorly all in the name of a tourist dollar. The only reason I was not too worried about it this time was that Vanessa researched the hell out of it and instead of us going to a typical tourist camel attraction we went to a horse riding school that also had camels. The theory is ...
Today we drove on the motorway from Bahla to Dubai, some 400kmm, for most of the way there was street lighting!! We were driving at below the limit of 120km/hour and the speeds of some cars in the outside lane was amazing - they whipped past in a blur!! There were also sand storm much of the way, making visibility low at times. Quite a different experience.
We left the Oman border with no guard at the post, so drove on through to ...
Our first day (Friday) was a tough stressful day and we were supposed to be on holiday.
We had only been in Oman some 30 minutes before things changed for us. It was approaching dusk (at around 7pm) but the light was still good. We had our lights on and were driving through Shinas on our way to Sohar, as we approached a small commercial centre, well within the speed limit, a red Datsun pickup came out of a side street, drove through a stop sign, ...
This past weekend I took part in a little weekend trip with some of the other women in my program. We rented a car from the airport and drove about two hours down the coast to the city of Sohar. Along the way, we stopped at several sites such as the Ayn Al Kesfa spring and several forts. We also stopped in the small town of Rustaq. Although our trip was fun we got lost ...