- 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.
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 Kay n Christine 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 Kay n Christine 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 Kay n Christine in Sipping cocktails on the deck | Apr 20, 2014
- Day 26 - MuscatChristine drags herself out of bed as we have booked on a tour today. We will be visiting a fort and hot springs. Christine has her bag filled with water, tissues and strepsils as well as a camera and purse.
First Posted by Kay n Christine in Sipping cocktails on the deck | Apr 14, 2014
- Day 25 - At sea heading towards MuscatChristine is really feeling the effects of the bug, not sleeping well - yes even worse than usual. Need to be better for tomorrow so minimal activity during the day. After dinner we head across to the Palladium theatre to Posted by Kay n Christine in Sipping cocktails on the deck | Apr 14, 2014
- 2011 C5 H & A WORLD CRUISE, XXIII - SALALAH We have now moved down the Arabian sea to Salalah, also in Oman.
The schedule today has me going to a lookout over the ocean, a spring in the desert, an archaeological dig and a fishing village.
Wake up to a glorious Posted by hasbeen in MOSTLY CRUISING | Jan 8, 2013
- 2011 C4 H & A WORLD CRUISE, XXII - MUSCAT ===ARRIVING AT MUSCAT - OMAN===
A GREAT LOOKING CASTLE ON A HILL & A LOVELY BLUE MOSQUE...
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/645621/large_P1050833. Posted by hasbeen in MOSTLY CRUISING | Jan 8, 2013
- A Day in Muscat We're all up fairly early and head downstairs for the breakfast buffet. It's as large as the one we enjoyed in Al Ain. Chaz and Chandler each have made to order omelets and I feast on fresh fruit, yogurt, smoked Posted by ncoats in Christmas in Abu Dhabi | Dec 31, 2013
- Camping in OmanAl Ain is just on the border between UAE and Oman, which makes it easy to go away camping for a weekend.
In the evening we crossed the border and drove a couple of hours east, through the mountains, to the Posted by joachim_d in Unemployed and Homeless | Nov 22, 2013
- Stop spreading rumours...!This will probably be my last entry for Oman...because honestly how much can one write about a place they are no longer visiting..? I left Oman about a week ago, but still have a few things left to post about Posted by KateCastle in Muscat, Oman | Oct 9, 2013
- Baby stepsWell, I finally dragged myself off my computer and got out of the hotel before it got too dark to venture out and went off for a walk. There's a restaurant right next door, but I didn't go in, because Posted by KateCastle in Muscat, Oman | Sep 21, 2013
- Just arrived - in one piece, thank GodEmirates is a great airline (especially on the long trip from JFK), but that plane to Muscat from Dubai was a little scary. First, when the engine started, we got the smell of smoke in the cabin area where I Posted by KateCastle in Muscat, Oman | Sep 21, 2013
- May 20 Day 15May 20
Day 15 of cruise
Sadly, today is the last full day on board the ship. We have just finished going through the info flyers about departing tomorrow, and it looks like we'll be leaving the ship sometime around 8:45 Posted by mutzy in Mutzes on 3 Continents and 3 Seas | May 20, 2013
- Our present positionMark just commented that we have never been so far away from home.....
Posted by mutzy in Mutzes on 3 Continents and 3 Seas | May 19, 2013
- Jebel Shams The last major excursion of my visit to Oman was to Jebel Shams ("Mountain of the Sun" in Arabic), the highest mountain in the country. On the way we again past through Nizwa and its spectacular fort about 2 Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Feb 23, 2013
- Two Day Expedition to the Wahiba SandsA must do in Oman is to venture out and stay overnight in the desert and my chance to do it had arrived. I booked myself a personal driver/guide with a Toyota 4WD Landcruiser and booked a night at the Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Feb 20, 2013
- Sultan Qaboos Grand MosqueThe most impressive building in Muscat is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque completed in 2001 to celebrate the 30th year of the Sultan's reign. It dominates the southern view from Highway 1 as it speeds through central Muscat.
The mosque, Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Feb 19, 2013
- The Jewel of Muscat BoatyardHaving seen the hall dedicated to the Jewel of Muscat recreated 9th Century Arab Dhow the previous day at the Bayt Al-Zubair Museum in Old Muscat we had the opportunity through a close contact of my cousins to see the Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Feb 18, 2013
- Mutrah and Old MuscatBuilding (largely by workers from India and the sub-continent) seems to be happening everywhere in Muscat, indeed everywhere in Oman. New international airport, new railway network, 4G upgrade to the telecom network; a major new infrastructure project see Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Feb 17, 2013
- 4WD Rustaq to Misfat al AbreyeenWith rocky mountains and sand dunes, 4WD excursions are a must in Oman and the drive from Rustaq to Misfat al Abreyeen over the Snake Pass in the Western Hajar Mountains is one of the most spectacular in the country.
Our Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Feb 15, 2013
- A Concert by the National Symphony OrchestraI reached Muscat just before midnight after a 7.5 hour flight from Zurich. There was about an hour long stop over in Dubai where most people got off and the cabin was noticeably less formal once the flight was resumed.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoin Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Feb 13, 2013
- Leg 2 - Zurich (Switzerland) to Muscat (Oman)
Depart: Zurich CH (ZRH), 12th Feb 2013 12:45 Central European Time (GMT+1)
Includes Stop (30 minutes): Dubai (DXB) 12th Feb 2013 21:40-22:20 Gulf Standard Time (GMT+4)
Arrive Posted by FrancisRTW in My Career Break Trip around the World | Feb 13, 2013
- BangkokDear Friends.
I am Alex. I will be visiting Bankok from 10 June to 20 june.
If U are intrested we can meet up.
Best Regards. Posted by Alex dsouza in 10 JUNE to 20 JUNE 2012. | Jun 6, 2012
- MuscatOman was a bit of a “last minute” (a week or two) schedule change. Initially the cruise was supposed to go to Cochin, India, but the port ended up getting booked full, so they decided on Oman instead. No complaints Posted by itengoredhair in (Professional) Global Nomads | Mar 18, 2012