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  • MuscatWe awake a little earlier today. Just before 8am local and we have just docked in the Port Sultan Qaboos. This is located in the old district of Muscat called Mutrah. I step onto the balcony and the air temperature Posted by Patch64 in Arabian Cruise 2017 | Mar 6, 2017
  • Khasab and the Arabian FjordsAfter a poor nights sleep I am awoken by a clarion call of different alarms at 06.15. So paranoid that we would oversleep and miss our excursion we set alarms on both our phones and the in-room telephone. They all Posted by Patch64 in Arabian Cruise 2017 | Mar 7, 2017
  • At SeaWe awake late and almost miss breakfast. Fantasia is slowly making her way through the Straits of Hormuz as we round the Oman Promontory before heading southeast toward Muscat. The gulf is a flat calm, perfect sailing weather. A few Posted by Patch64 in Arabian Cruise 2017 | Mar 5, 2017
  • Nizwa,jabal sham and misfatA long day ahead of us as Ahmed our driver picked us up at 8am for a drive to Nizwa,the old capital, jabal sham 3500 ft high canyon and misfat,oman's oldest village. On the way we passed the airport,which Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 4, 2014
  • Muscat tourOur day started early as we drove to the Grand Mosque only recently built. A magnificent building surrounded by stunning gardens all laid out in Islamic patterns and it was odd to see traditional British bedding plants all about to Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 5, 2014
  • Wadi ShabAhmed drove us up and over the mountains and then along the coast to Wadi Shab. This is a narrow river gorge that was,until a violent flash flood in 2007,beautifully verdant and fruit producing. It now has a different beauty Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 6, 2014
  • Boat tripThis morning Ahmed had arranged for us to go out on a friend's boat to see if we could find some dolphins (coals to Newcastle I know) but we didn't but carried on towards some peaceful coves and small islands Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Dec 7, 2014
  • OmanThe Oman capital of Muscat is a large, sprawling city made up of several smaller towns, villages and communities which are slowly merging into one long conurbation. The international airport is in the west side of the city with Posted by Borisborough in Oman | May 1, 2017
  • Khasab Fjord & Smuggler's Nest, Musandam, OmanWe flew 1,5 hours with Oman Air from Oman's capital Muscat to [[|Khasab]] ... ... the isolated smuggler's nest, surrounded by deep fjord Posted by LuxuryRogue in Gentleman Adventurer | Apr 17, 2017
  • Muscat, OmanThursday November 24 Today, we enjoyed beautiful Muscat, Oman - the second cleanest city in the world (after Singapore). [img= thumb= Posted by HosMiniTravels in Travels to Asia | Nov 28, 2016
  • Khasab, OmanHow time flies when you’re having fun! We’ve covered 3 stops since my last blog entry. Today’s our second day at sea so there’s lots of time to catch up! Tuesday, November 22 In Khasab, Oman, which is Posted by HosMiniTravels in Travels to Asia | Nov 27, 2016
  • Muscat, OmanWe are only in Muscat for two nights, so one full day really. Arrived at tea-time Saturday and found our hotel no problem. We are staying in the Mutrah area about a twenty minute walk from the Mutrah Posted by ClareRoach in The Big One! | May 31, 2015
  • Oman BitsPosting a map of where we went while in Oman (click on "Oman Map" below) as well as a few pics of our favorite places. The rest of the pics are under the "photography" link on the right side Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Mar 8, 2015
  • Du bye byeOur flight doesn't leave until 2am Sunday morning so we stayed in our hotel room until the last possible minute today and then took the metro train downtown to see the infamous Dubai Mall. We had great intentions of Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 28, 2015
  • Back in the UAELeaving Salalah, we took the interior road and whoever wrote that it was the most uninteresting drive on the planet was right. It took 9 hours of non-stop driving to reach Nizwa. Nine hours of flat, windy desert. Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 26, 2015
  • Headed NorthSpent the day exploring a bit around Salalah. We drove southwest of town toward the Yemeni border just past Mughsail to see some of the most beautiful, secluded beaches we have ever seen. The sand was like powder Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 23, 2015
  • Salalah, OmanMasirah Island was worth the trip even though the wind was just shy of gale force. There is a good road that circles around the perimeter of the island with dirt tracks that shoot off in all directions, either Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 22, 2015
  • Masirah Island, OmanWe arrived on Masirah Island yesterday afternoon after a stroke of good luck having rocked right up to the car ferry just minutes before it left. There was a truck in front of us who turned out to be Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 19, 2015
  • Tiwi, OmanWe've stopped for the day in the small town of Tiwi, having left Muscat this morning. We've been on a small coastal road for a while this afternoon which has been just beautiful and not much for other people. Posted by madpax in Ramble On... | Feb 18, 2015
  • Oman by way of ChicagoThis trip starts out with a flight to Richardson, TX. Over the years I have worked in Fort Worth for a number of years and as a result I spent a lot of time flying in and out of D/FW Posted by fracmeister in SPE President Travels | Jan 29, 2015
  • Turtles on the Coast: OmanThe piggies decided to go to Oman only after a visit to the embassy to get extra pages in their passport (they only had one left) and once they were set up with a friend of a friend for a Posted by gabell in ThreeLittlePiggies | Sep 20, 2014
  • Muscat, Oman, UAEWe woke up to a different world after two days at sea. The arid and rocky Western Al Hajar Mountains dominate the landscape of Muscat. [center][/center] The city lies on the Arabian Se Posted by Culinerrion in Bangkok to Dubai - 2014 | Apr 26, 2014
  • Day 32 - At seaToday is Mother's Day.... Apparently! Another sea day and Christine is still trying to get better before Aqaba and that trip into Petra, unfortunately she feels worse and she has finished the antibiotics. Hmmmmmm........she heads back to the doctor for Posted by Christinesolo in Sipping cocktails on the deck | Apr 23, 2014
  • Day 31 - At sea moving away from SalalahStill in pirate territory so part of the promenade deck is off limits during the day and all off limits from sunset to sunrise. More than half the ship is coughing and sniffing. It's still sunny so many Posted by Christinesolo in Sipping cocktails on the deck | Apr 23, 2014
  • Day 30 - Salalah, Oman Last night Christine saw the Dr and he said he could write her a note to get out of the shore excursion, but as she said it should be an easy day as the tour was mainly on the bus, Posted by Christinesolo in Sipping cocktails on the deck | Apr 20, 2014
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