The area called Ruwi is all about business and making money. There's not much to see there, except maybe a souk which we couldn't find, and a fort that can't be visited - Ruwi for us is the place where we went to eat one of the most memorable meals we've ever had. Ruwi proved to be a nice place for an evening post-dinner stroll - we found a lively square in the centre, with a clock tower all lit up. The clock tower, we later discovered, is a city's landmark. All around it, on the pavement, a "homely" scene: kids trying hard to hurt themselves while practicing skateboard figures...
Ladies can get their hands and feet decorated by Henna in most beauty salons for an average of 3 rials for hands, 5 for feet
Lots of newer designs decorate other parts of the body as a temporary tatoo
newer henna versions include the typical arabian red henna, sudanese black henna and even glitter nowadays
Ok, so chances are you will only be able to ride a camel for a quick snapshop- but camel racing is taken seriously in the Arabian Peninsula
Formal racers are normally little kids (who weigh less and hence the camel can move faster) trained to be professionals.
Well bred Camel's are commonly sold for up to millions of dollars to new proud owners. Take a camera with you for pics. Wear a turban in the pics on camels for fun
If you can't get to one..your next best bet is the Barka Friday Souq(market), where if you go early enough (and we're talking 6 am here), or afternoon (4'sh) , you can catch some rooster or bull fighting activities
These fights are not fun to watch...mainly two roosters or bulls are set against each other...the one who pushes the other furthest wins..lasts two split seconds.
City Center Mall
Around the Al Khod area
One of the busiest shopping malls in Muscat, good for a day of unwinding and shopping and just checking people walking around You'll find:
Food court with Fasfood (hardeez, McD's,Pizza, etc)
Mango for ladies (clothes)
Vidrio (Clothes, ladies)
Monsoon & accessories (ladies)
Accessories, mr (Ladies)
Springfield (men clothes)
Cheap Pakistani eating place
Silver Hair Store is a cheap Pakistani eating place and grocery Store. This is one of the places where the Pakistani and Indian guest workers eat. You can eat for less than two dollars. Chicken sandwich and tea.