Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Husn

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Barr Al Jissah, PO Box 644, Muscat, 113, Oman
Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa-Al Husn
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internet cafe

by corysharon

Does anyone know where I could find a cafe or office that could have a scanner to scan my passport ? on a week day. not far from the cruise ship dock?

Re: internet cafe

by lynnehamman

There are internet cafes all over Muscat- won't be a problem.
But if you are on a cruise ship- surely they have internet/scanning facilities?

Re: internet cafe

by lynnehamman

There are internet cafes all over Muscat- won't be a problem.
But if you are on a cruise ship- surely they have internet/scanning facilities?

Re: internet cafe

by lynnehamman

There are internet cafes all over Muscat- won't be a problem.
But if you are on a cruise ship- surely they have internet/scanning facilities?

Re: internet cafe

by corysharon

no. they have told me that the ship may not offer this service

Re: internet cafe

by corysharon

you have offered me good advice but my problem is that I need a second visa to re enter Dubai on my return from my cruise I have to scan my visa with an exit stamp from UAE then reapply for my disembark at Dubai to go o the airport to get home/ BS I know..

Re: internet cafe

by Fluffy_bunny

There is an internet cafe along the Cornish (that's where the boat docks) about 100 metres to the left of the tourist market. The guy speaks English. I don't recall if it has a scanner.

Re: internet cafe

by Fluffy_bunny

The alternative to scanning the passport is to take a digital photo of it. It's the same JPEG format. I've done it plenty of times and it's fully acceptable.

Re: internet cafe

by corysharon

thank's. I will look into that..

Travel Tips for Muscat

Muscat, the warmest experience

by georeiser

Some say that official thermometers are fixed and will never show more than 49°C. The reason is that workers are not allowed to work when it's 50°C. The gulf countries are warm places, with the city of Muscat as the warmest place I have experienced. It was like a sauna stove, but May is not the warmest month here. Wait until the middle of June, the locals said. The location between the mountains and the sea makes it so hot. The thermometer at the street in front of Mutrah Souq showed at the most 48°C in the daytime and 40°C at the night.

The roads in Muscat

by georeiser

The roads in the areas near the coast of Muscat goes through the rugged terrain of Western Al Hajar Mountains. However the roads towards the airport is flat like a pancake.
See GPS coordinates below the pictures...

Grand Mosque: Quran on the shelves

by victorwkf

When exploring the prayer halls of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, you will discover the Quran on the shelves along the halls. There is the main series of a few books of the Quran, and next to them is the summarised index version of the Quran.

Supernatural/Magic Tourism

by peaceness98

An unknown fact about Oman is that, as an ancient arabic civilization, many myths were carried down from old ages

Arabs very much believed in witchcraft (white and black magic), in Genies and in the super natural.

Oman can very well be one of the best supernatural-tourist destinations in the Gulf, and not only limited to Muscat:

1- in Dhofar: Go to Khor Rouri, it is local belief that it's the meeting spot of all the top witches and sorcerrors of the world, you won't find a single local there on a thursday (meeting day). I understand there are some rocks naturally shaped like a round table with chairs..I'm yet to confirm that.

2- in Sharqiyah Region(next to wadi shab): go to Majlis al Jinn (literelly genies/spirits sitting room)
Even if you don't find genies, Majlis Al Jinn is the second largest cave chamber in the world. Worth the visit.
Majlis Al Jinn itself was discovered in 1983 by Don Davidson, a geologist.

3- Not sure if you'll find any, but many signs titled "Local Traditional Doctor" hides under the guise of herbal medicine, when in reality their exorcists (yes, muslims have those too)

4- in Nizwa/Bahla: try to ask your guides about the local legends and stories related to genies, witchcraft and such- There lots of chilling stories and poems written about things that 'happened' to children, ladies, strong men. The Dkhaliya region is particularlly rich with these stories.

Omani Halwa (Sweet)

by peaceness98 about Normally served with Omani Qahwa (Coffee)

Famous Omani Cuisine Include the local sweet known as Omani Halwa.

This is well known for it's unique taste throughout the Arabian Penensula, and is frequently ordered by other gulf residents.

It's made of water, white sugar, brown sugar, wheat starch, a dash of rose water, saffron, cardamon, almonds and nutmeg.
The best Halwa's are either made by locals working from home, or you can try the ones made by the 'Barka Halwa Factory'

Fresh made Halwa's can be bought from the factory in Barka (around 40 min drive from Mutrah), or you can find ready made ones in stall's in City Center Mall near the airport.

Other places to taste Halwa in include:

1. Al Bustan hotel - Al Sebla
2- any of the local cuisine restaurants (Ofair, Ibn Ateeq) I preffer the dark halwa with nuts.

Depending on the quality and size of course, prices range from RO 3.000 to RO 80.000 more or less.

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Address: Barr Al Jissah, PO Box 644, Muscat, 113, Oman