Sohar Beach Hotel
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For his days off, Scott had arranged for us all to go and stay the night at a hotel on the beach in Dibba so, on Friday morning, after Melissa prepared a lovely Filipino breakfast of sticky pork, eggs, little sausages, garlic rice and tomato and radish salad, we all set off. We stopped for some lunch in the mountains and arrived at the Royal Beach Hotel and Resort mid afternoon. After a little confusion with our booking (Scott had somehow managed to get the rooms for half the ...
... sushi places, and visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
The Mosque has so far been the most impressive. The building itself is beautiful not to mention the design and the amount of precious stone, crystal, and material that went into this place. Honestly check out the pics, even look it up online. This building is stunning. A few facts that I was taken a back were
It took 30 different contract companies to build and design it, and can accommodate 40,000 worshipers ...
... to the locals who were mostly composed of Muslims due to the wave of Islamization that had taken place in the region. Sitting down, I was bombarded with multiple traditional Omani dishes. There was the haree, boiled wheat that was flavoured with bizaar, a meat dish that had a variety of spices including cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, pepper, turmeric, and saffron, and eaten with rice. This was followed up by some hummus ...
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 ...