Al Bahjah Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Within an hour of the bus leaving the busy city, we were speeding past sand dunes, with jagged mountains filling the hazy horizon. It took two hours to be stamped out of the UAE, have bags searched and sniffed, and be stamped into Oman. Leaving the Emirates, I joined the immigration queue, watched people in turn handing over their passports, getting a stamp and heading back out to their vehicles, then passed mine to the waiting official and wondered why he looked at ...
... think?...Try again. Clean-looking floors yes, but uncarpeted, cold linoleum floor is not something you want to lay your head on.
Muscat airport sits in the middle of the desert. Sandy dunes and billboards of camels splattered on the walls add to the desperation to get fresh air, and generally get out of there. I asked a security guard for a window for fresh air...I was directed to ...
... which is soaked in water, swelling the jelly crystals inside, then tied around the neck which coincides with the cataroid artery and slowly evaporates keeping the body cool. Richard had told us about these neckbands and we had tried them out on the orchard. Very successful! There was a system of irrigation troughs around the fort and thru the plantations that ...
... Al Zubair Museum which was beautifully laid out and situated in a traditional Omani townhouse. There was an interesting collection of weaponry (old swords, muskets and rifles- Muscat was once the centre of the arms and munitions trade in the middle east), silver, ancient costumes and a depiction of a traditional Muslim Wedding. Unfortunately we only had 20 minutes there and were starting to flag in the heat by then as we were whisked off to our final stop, the ...
... got off to a bit of a bumpy start when, due to maintenance, our hotel didn't have a room available for us when we checked in at 11:30 p.m. (which felt like 1 a.m. for us, coming from Sri Lanka). The hotel was on top of things, though, and already had a room booked for us at another hotel for the night; we would be able to return to our originally-booked hotel for the last two nights of our reservation. We were annoyed, because we were exhausted and wanted to crash, and ...