Hotel Al Madinah Holiday
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An incredible day. After a great sleep we awoke to 38 degrees as we set off on a day trip to Nizwa and the mountains. Travelled out of Muscat on the motorway to pass numerous villages and small towns set in the most amazing remote, barren but stunning desert hills. Highlights of the trip were the Nizwa Fort built about 623 ad (including murder doors which involved dropping hot date syrup down on ...
... were sort of falling behind schedule. This was sadly something I saw a number of times around the city, unfinished high rises, malls, and even parks, for a city so wealthy the place was a bit of a mess – in some areas even pavements had been left incomplete.
We arrived at the mall and did what we do best, escaped it! We bumped into Sam & Pam while we were there and decided to jump in a cab to the famous Emirates Palace, a bit of history in a ...
I leave the
mountains and follow the dual-carriageway to Muscat. I meet up with
Matteo and Darach and a welcome cup of tea and a bit of craic.
My weekend with
Darach, Ashling and the boys ...
... the place where I am suppose to meet up with Kasper was another Costa. So I drove over there and we had a chat and after that went to see the Grand Mosque lit up at night and got some food at a turkish place. We finished off the evening with a shisha before we used the nice empty roads at 2 am to take a bit cruise over a mountain road from which you could see the City lights stretching forever. His place was very basic but I sleept ...
... geology. We then went to see the outside of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which was a personal gift from him to his people. This is the 3 rd largest Mosque in the world (2 are bigger in Saudi and one in Palestine); it holds 15,000 worshippers with separate prayer areas for men and women as is customary. Interestingly this is the only Mosque in Muscat to permit the entrance of appropriately dressed non Muslims, only before 1100 though and we were there mid afternoon. Next was ...