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    Omani men with the baby carriage
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    Omani men with the baby carriage
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    Best Time to Visit

    by Rinjani Written Nov 22, 2004

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    Bandar Jissah, Muscat

    Favorite thing: As many other places which geographical location in Middle East, Oman has a highest temperature between April to October. The weather is not friendly for traveling around to explore a beautiful places in Oman.

    The best time to visit Oman is from November to March. The temperature is range between 21 to 30 Celsius degree and the weather is great!!

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    Best Time to Visit

    by Rinjani Written Nov 22, 2004

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    Bandar Jissah, Muscat

    Favorite thing: As many other places which geographical location in Middle East, Oman has a highest temperature between April to October. The weather is not friendly for traveling around to explore a beautiful places in Oman.

    The best time to visit Oman is from November to March. The temperature is range between 21 to 30 Celsius degree and the weather is great!!

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    Best Time to Visit

    by Rinjani Written Nov 22, 2004

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    Bandar Jissah, Muscat

    Favorite thing: As many other places which geographical location in Middle East, Oman has a highest temperature between April to October. The weather is not friendly for traveling around to explore a beautiful places in Oman.

    The best time to visit Oman is from November to March. The temperature is range between 21 to 30 Celsius degree and the weather is great!!

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    muttrah

    by call_me_rhia Written Dec 24, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Muttrah is one of the quarters that make up the city of Muscat. It's the place where Oman's ancient trading port used to be. Today in Muttrah there's a lively fish market and Muscat's best known souq.
    On one of the surrounding mountains and hills you can see Muttrah Fort - one of the 13 forts scattered about the area. It was built by the Portuguese when they occupied Oman and was also the seat of government under the rule of Sultan Said bin Sultan al Busaidi.

    Fondest memory: of course it was Eid when we went to Muttrah, so lots of places where closed. And yet, we liked it... we like the little harbour with the boats, the peacefulness of the area, and the amazing sea promenade past the centre of town.

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    ruwi

    by call_me_rhia Written Dec 24, 2005

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    ruwi's clock tower

    Favorite thing: 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.

    Fondest memory: 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...

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    muscat

    by call_me_rhia Written Dec 24, 2005

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    mosque and sultan's palace in old muscat

    Favorite thing: Muscat is just a name for official capital of Oman, but the "real" Muscat is only a small part of the city. In fact there is no true city, but rather a grouping of cities and towns along the coast of the Gulf of Oman which make up the "Muscat Municipality." The municipality is sandwiched between sea and mountains, and to drive from one part of it to another is very scenically dramatic. Old Muscat, except for its forts, is not very important (at least locally); Muttrah and Ruwi - being the municipality's commercial area, are of much larger relevance.

    Fondest memory: Despite what i wrote above my fondest memory is the older part of Muscat.. why? because it looks like a place beyond time... there's no evident shops, hotels, restaurants, bars... it looks very much untouched, unspoiled... very much laid back and nearlr forgotten. A place where time stands still.

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    Catch of the day

    by victorwkf Written Feb 9, 2005

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    Bring in the catch of the day, Muscat

    Favorite thing: When at the fish souq (market) of the Mutrah area, you will see fishing boats bringing in fresh catch. In this photograph, I managed to capture people bring in fresh tuna fishes into the market. This whole place is really very traditional and an enriching experience for me.

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    shatti al qurm

    by call_me_rhia Written Dec 24, 2005

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    shatti al qurm... beach and houses

    Favorite thing: Shatti al qurm is the embassy area of Muscat... it's a posh and beautiful area by the sea... not very lively, I have to admit - but the beach is superb. I enjoyed some very relaxing long walks there, and some tremendous sunsets. Many of the city's hotels are to be found in this area, as well.

    Fondest memory: my fondest memory is a white building that haunted me since the first moment we came to town. it's where the taxi driver wanted to drop us, and it's also where we found someone who could give the taxi driver clear directions about how to find our hotel. the same building looked amazing seen from the beach - and I wondered for a long time what it would be... a museum? a hotel? a government building? nope.. it was a simple office building. Lucky the people who work there.

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    VT meeting at Kargeen Cafe, Madinat Sultan Qaboos

    by victorwkf Written Feb 9, 2005

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    VT gathering at Muscat

    Favorite thing: I met up with Mr Virgil Williams (VT member DesertRat) and his wife at the Kargeen Cafe at Madinat Sultan Qaboos suburb of Muscat on 15 Jan 2005. We had a wonderful time at this lovely restaurant, and the food was great too ! A big thank you to Virgil and his wife for meeting up with me, treated me to dinner as well as sending me back to the hotel.

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    Colourful flowers

    by victorwkf Written Feb 11, 2005

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    Colourful flowers in Muscat, Oman

    Favorite thing: Although situated in the Middle East, the climate in Oman is suitable for growing some nice plants with colourful flowers. Because of the good water distribution, you can see lots of greenery and some man made lakes in Muscat, especially in the parks.

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    Statues at the Mutrah Cornicle waterfront

    by victorwkf Written Feb 11, 2005

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    Statue of bird at Mutrah Cornicle waterfront

    Favorite thing: When walking along the wonderful waterfront of the Mutrah Cornicle overlooking the Muscat harbour, you will discover it is lined with many interesting statues which are very colourful. One example is the statue of the bird shown in this photograph.

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    The roundabouts in Muscat

    by georeiser Written Jun 12, 2010
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    Fondest memory: The Omanians loves their cars. The roads are highlighted in the landscape with wide streets and big roundabouts. Where are the crosswalks? Al Mina Roundabout and As Samakah Roundabout in Matrah are examples of this. Also the the big Al Wazarat Roaundabout in Al Qurm.

    See pictures for GPS coordinates.

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    Port Sultan Qaboos

    by georeiser Written Jun 12, 2010
    Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat
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    Fondest memory: Port Sultan Qaboos on the left side of the Mutrah harbour is the main maritime gateway in Oman. It is a trafficated port with many container trucks. The road from the fish souq area and Hotel Al Fanar towards Port Sultan Qaboos is lacking sidewalks, and is dangerous to walk. It is nothing to do here.

    GPS coordinate:
    23° 37' 35.3200" N 58° 33' 39.9900" E

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    The Omanians loves their cars

    by georeiser Written Jun 12, 2010
    Cars in Muscat, Oman
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    Fondest memory: The Omanians loves their cars. Big, fast and gasolin consuming cars with aircondition. You need a car to get around in Muscat. The streets are wide and highlighted in the landscape, with almost no sidewalks.

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    Muscat, the warmest experience

    by georeiser Updated Aug 22, 2010
    Muscat, the warmest experience

    Favorite thing: 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.

    Fondest memory: 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.

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